Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel aka MAYORKUN is all set and pump to headline the 2017 Miss Nigeria Ghana beauty pageant on the 10th of November, at the main auditorium of the National Theatre, Accra.
Mayorkun is arguably one of Nigeria’s fast rising artistes who started his music career way back in school but after his graduation, he worked in a bank for his national youth services year before embracing music fully. Let it be told that he once recorded a song using his cousin’s piano in late December 2015 and he shared it on social media in 2016; drawing Davido to sign him to his record label the HKN gang label and DMW following the sensation’s songs he played on social media.
His first single, ‘Butty Babe’ was made in 2012, but his first official single under HKN gang and DMW was, “Eleko”, which gained over a million views in just few days after its release on YouTube and also topped the I tunes chart as number one that same period. He won the 2016 Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Choice New Song of the Year, the City People Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act of the Year and The Headies ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.
His current reigning single, “Mama” is said to be the toast of Nigerians and hopefully when he comes to perform next week Friday, he shall leave affection in the hearts of patrons, fans and Ghana at large.
The pageant is designed for young Nigerian ladies who are over eighteen years and Ghanaians of half Nigerian parentage. It aimed at organizing these young beauties towards a new order of projecting and defining Nigeria’s diverse socio-cultural heritage to the people in Ghana, thereby fostering a more cordial relationship among Nigerians and Ghanaians via the platform of general entertainment and business promotion that the pageant presents.
The winner gets a brand-new car, and over Ghc 30,000 worth of prizes to be shared among the finalists. Also, the winner of the pageant would embark on a one year community engagement service, in a show of appreciation and a way of giving back to a very accommodating host nation, Ghana.
The event has the endorsement of the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana.