Mayorkun has unveiled his long-awaited second album Back In Office.
Released to coincide with Nigerian independence month, Back In Office follows on from 2018 debut album The Mayor Of Lagos and sees Mayorkun continue with the mayoral theme as he re-enters a new term as mayor of his hometown.
A twelve-track release, the LP features both of his 2021 singles. The first of which is the title track, with the Nigerian artist showcasing his trademark vibrant Afrobeats sound with an amapiano twist, alongside August single ‘Let Me Know’, a smooth, earnest dose of Afrobeats with romance at its heart.
The rest of the record is characterised by a number of notable collaborations, including ‘Desire’, a sunkissed jam featuring the seductive autotune vocals of Ghanaian Afrobeat talent Gyakie. Nigerian rapper Victony also delivers a slick verse on the vibrant ‘Holy Father’, singer-songwriter Flavour N’abania lends his intricate vocals to the delicate ‘Feel Am’, while South African record producer, DJ and vocalist DJ Maphorisa lends his production skills to the amapiano-infused ‘Jay Jay’. Closing things out, the sax-driven ‘Oluwa’ ensures Back In Office ends on a suitably sensual note.
Amassing over 200 million streams and back-to-back #1 singles in Nigeria last year, Mayorkun burst onto the scene with chart-topping debut solo single ‘Eleko’ in 2016, and has emerged as one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Lagos in recent times. He has since dropped a number of further hits, including ‘mama’, ‘Che Che’, ‘bobo’ featuring Davido, ‘up to something’, ‘Geng’ and ‘of Lagos’, also drawing support from the likes of Complex UK, Okay Africa and GRM Daily, as well as performing at some of the biggest concerts like Wireless, Macufe and Afro Nation, which he’s set to perform the Puerto Rico addition of in March of next year.
A landmark release for one of Nigeria’s biggest stars, Back In Office sees Mayorkun take things to the next level.