Why I hated my mother being a popular actress – Mayorkun

Popular Nigerian artist Mayorkun has explained why he hated that his mother is a popular actress in the movie industry.

According to the singer, he chose to keep his mother’s name, Toyin Adewale, a secret for so long due to his dislike for her fame.

Mayorkun gave this statement in a conversation with Taymesan over the weekend, explaining that he didn’t want to receive preferential treatment anywhere.

In a widely shared video on the internet, the singer stated that he never disclosed to his fellow students that his mother, the actress Toyin Adewale, was a well-known movie star.

"Why I hated my mother being a popular actress" - Mayorkun
Mayorkun, Nigerian artist. Source: Google

Mayorkun claimed that he and his brother merely wanted freedom and that he detested his mother’s popularity since it came with phony attention.

In his words,

“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.”

Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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