Ace Nigerian musician, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, better known as Mayorkun has opened up on why for a long time, he chose not to reveal that his mother is Toyin Adewale, a popular actress.
The Betty Butter crooner said he kept his mother’s identity hidden for years because he didn’t want to be treated with favouritism anywhere.
Mayorkun, who stated this during a chat with actor and podcaster, Taymesan also said when he was at the university, he never made it known that his mother was a movie star.
He recounted a time that his mother visited him in school with food and someone recognised her, so in order to avoid a scene, he quickly rushed to her.
He said; “Growing up, my brother and I didn’t like the fact that our mom was a popular actress because we wanted freedom, but with her fame came fake attention and all.
“I hated being treated differently, not because you like me but because I am Toyin Adewale’s son. Even in my university, people didn’t know she was my mother for four years. I was intentional about this.
“My mum 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.”