LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Afrobeats singer, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known as Mayorkun, has revealed the why he decided to keep the identity of his mother, Toyin Adewale, a notable Nollywood actress hidden while he was growing up.
In a conversation with Taymesan on Saturday, Mayorkun clarified that he opted not to flaunt the identity of his mother to avoid receiving preferential treatment in any situation.
In a widely circulated video online, the singer said during his university days, he deliberately refrained from disclosing that his mother, actress Toyin Adewale was a well-known movie star.
“Growing up, my brother and I didn’t like the fact that our mom was a popular actress because we wanted freedom, but with her fame came fake attention and all.
“I hated being treated differently, not because you like me but because I am Toyin Adewale’s son.
“Even in my university, people didn’t know she was my mother for four years. I was intentional about this.
“My mum brought food to me at school once, and a girl saw her. I quickly ran to her to get what she came with just so no one else saw her.”