There have been series of views for music critics and professionals that one of the new HKN/DMW act his a fluke after his track has been making massive waves, but these are reasons I believe he isn’t:
1. Signed From Nowhere
Early February, just like any other upcoming artist MayorKun uploaded a short video of him singing David ft Olamide – The Money, while he was playing the keyboard on Instagram. Who could have thought this could get him signed? Before the post gained Davido’s attention after his friends kept on tagging the OBO. He was just a regular underpaid banker.
2. He’s Got Talent
After he got Davido’s attention, Davido then tweeted about him and some other guy ‘Dapo’. But fortunately only him got signed after they were both screened by the HKN Gang. In a recent interview, he mentioned he has been writing songs since he was eight years old. And that’s TALENT!
3. Good Production
‘Don’t get it twisted its Puffy Tee on the beat’. Good music takes good production! Puffy Tee is a legend in the Nigeria music industry, he is well known for producing hit tracks for the likes of Olu Maintain, Eedris Abdulkareem, JJC, Oritshe Femi, to mention a few. Let’s not forget the touch of the unpopular baddest mixer in town, Sukasoundzzzzz
4. Davido’s Influence
From day 1, Davido has been in one way or the other promoting the boy before he even dropped a track, from snapchat diaries to twitter rants. He event went as far as threatening to pull a ‘Kanye’ if his new act does not win the controversial ‘Next rated award’ at Headies! Let’s wait till then. Baddest!!
5. His Mum’s Support
We all know the popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Adewale. Its hard to see African parents support their children to venture into the entertainment industry. But she was always there for her son.
Lets not forget she took to her Instagram page to thank Davido for acknowledging her son’s talent, which we believe is also factor that facilitated his signing to HKN/DMW. She also went as far as posing with ‘Eko’ on her birthday photoshoots tagging it ‘Iya Eleko’. Ori Iyamiii Elekoo …This is very rare in the music industry!
6. Proper Promotion
Good music is not just what it takes to blow! You also need a proper promotion plan to get your music out there, this was not difficult for the young lad as Davido already had everything covered. The next morning ‘Eleko’ dropped, Davido took his boy on a radio tour. There were rumors his views was bought, bought or not it all leads to money well spent and good promotion.
7. Shows On Shows
Even if views were bought, even if OAPs were paid…. Mayorkun has been killing shows from Club to Club, Schools to Schools, States to States! And him and the label are making their money. So why you carry carry fire fire for head?
Just four months after making his debut into the music industry, Mayorkun already has two awards on his cabinet to show case. Winning the “Most Promising Act” at City people awards and “New Song of the Year” at Nigerian Teen Choice Awards.
Fluke or not, only time can tell…
Writer: Daramola Koxyn (@don_koxyn)