By Patricia Uyeh
It is not unusual for competition to exist between Nigerian musicians particularly as they are in the music game to be the best and have more clout.
Now, Davido Music Worldwide’s leading artiste, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, aka Mayorkun, who stole our hearts with his hit track”Eleko”, has cleared the air on his alleged competition with Davido.
According to Mayorkun, it does not make sense to try to compare him to his boss, Davido. He said:
“I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say that, Have you? It doesn’t make sense to compare Davido with his protégé. I’m learning from him. I don’t think I am better than Davido. It’s actually almost unreasonable,” Mayorkun says.
“Davido has been my role model right from ‘Dami Duro’. I even did a cover of the song and paid a blog to put it up back then. That shows how much Davido has inspired and influenced me, even before I met him.
“It will be Davido’s wish to see me doing excellently in a few years, I feel like I’m on the right path.
“Everyone at DMW is unique in one way or the other, I am an artiste who sings using punchlines. You can say I’m a singing/rapper. Everyone else has their own selling point. Yonda is fluent with the street hop vocabs, Dremo is an amazing rapper; he raps and you can hear every single word. It’s different strokes for different folks.”
Photo credit: Instagram @ iammayorkun