Nigerian singer, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel fondly called Mayorkun, has revealed why he decided not to reveal the identity of his mum for years.
The singer who is the son of Toyin Adewale, Nollywood actress in a recent interview, said he did not talk about his mum’s identity for years because he never liked the fact that she is a popular actress.
“Growing up, my brother and I did not like the fact that our mom was a popular actress because we wanted freedom, but with her fame came fake attention and all,” he said.
“I hated being treated differently, not because you like me but because I am Toyin Adewale’s son.
“Even at 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 her to get what she came with, just so no one else saw her.
“Only my close friends who visited my house frequently knew who my mother was. So, I did not grow up as that boy who is an actress’ son.”