Mayorkun, a well-known Nigerian musician, recently revealed the reason behind his decision to keep his mother’s identity a secret for many years.
During a conversation with Taymesan on Saturday, he explained that he didn’t want to receive special treatment due to his mother’s fame.
In a highly shared video clip on the internet, Mayorkun mentioned that even during his time at university, he purposely refrained from disclosing that his mother is the renowned actress Toyin Adewale.
“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.”