Why I Spent Years Hiding My Mother’s Identity — Mayorkun


The four years that he concealed his mother’s identity from the public is explained by Nigerian singer Mayorkun, whose real name is Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel.

To curb the fake love her fame attracted, Mayorkun, the son of Nollywood veteran Toyin Adewale, revealed that he concealed her identity in an interview with media personality Taymesan that was posted on YouTube on Saturday.

“My brother and I did not like that our mom was a famous actress when we were growing up,” the ‘Mama’ crooner stated. We desired independence, but she attracted fake attention along with her fame.


“I hated going somewhere and being treated differently, not because you like me but because I am Toyin Adewale’s son.

“Even in my university, people did not know she was my mother for four years. I was intentional about this.

“My mom brought food to me at school once, and a girl saw her. I quickly ran to where she was to get the items she came with just so no one else saw her.”

Credit: YouTube | Tea With Tay Podcast

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