- Mayorkun talks about how he almost removed his famous cover video that made him famous and how putting it out on his platforms connected him to Davido
- He described how the video went viral after releasing it and how he recognized and signed him
Mayorkun discusses how he almost withdrew the cover video that made him famous and how releasing it on social media led him to Davido.
The former DMW signee said in the most recent episode of the Tea With Tay podcast, presented by actor Temisan Emmanuel Ahwieh, a.k.a Taymesan, that he was working at a bank at the time, in 2016.
Mayorkun claims that he nearly destroyed a cover video he took of himself doing a piano cover due to his phone's limited memory.
While he was still employed at a bank, he made the decision to post it on Twitter rather than simply deleting it off his phone.
As soon as the video went viral, Mayorkun was found by Davido, who signed him as a major artist for DMW Records.
In his words:
“One of my mum's friends gave me an iPhone 6 with a small memory size and I had that video on it and wanted to delete it to free up some space. Something told me to put it on Twitter and it least, e go dey Twitter if e no dey your phone.
I posted it and noticed my phone buzzing inside the bank wey I dey vex. It was one weekend I went to ACCA classes. Davido liked and followed.”
In another related story, Mayorkun opens up on How he Felt When he Received Davido's Life-Changing DM On Twitter
Mayorkun, a former banker and the son of popular actress Toyin Adewale, shared that he had made a cover of Davido's song, ‘The Money', featuring rapper Olamide, which he posted on Twitter a while after.
The 27-year-old said he posted the video for the cover song to be able to delete it off his mobile phone, but Davido responded in his DM.