Akinmayokun Awodumila (born 28 December 1984[2]), popularly known as May D, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and dancer. He was formally signed to R&B duo P-Square's record label Square Records.

May D
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Born
Akinmayokun Awodumila [1]

Delta State, Nigeria
Other namesMr May D
CitizenshipNigeria
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationSinger, Songwriter and Dancer
Years active2011 (2011)–present
Musical career
GenresAfropop, R&B, house, Afrobeat
LabelsConfam Entertainment Davido Music Worldwide

Early life and music careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

May D was born Akinmayokun Awodumila in Lagos, Nigeria, into a family of seven. He attended the University of Lagos, where he studied mass communication.

Music careerEdit

He rose to stardom in the same year he got signed to the label Square Records, 2011.[3] On 21 August 2012, it was officially announced that May D is no longer in the label, as stated by Premium Times news.[4][5]

2011: SoundTrackEdit

On 13 May 2011, May D released his first single "Soundtrack" via the label Square Records. The music video, directed by Clarence Peters, was released on 12 January 2012. The video originally had over 10 million views on their YouTube channel before being deleted by the label.[citation needed]

Confam EntertainmentEdit

On 25 September 2012, May D founded an independent record label known as Confam Entertainment.[6]

DMWEdit

On 18 July 2020, May D announced on his Twitter handle that he has signed with Davido Music Worldwide.[7]

DiscographyEdit

Studio Albums and EPsEdit

  • Chapter One(2013)
  • Sureboy (2021)[8]

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
Year Title Album Release Date
2011 "Soundtrack" Chapter One 16 May 2013
2012 "Use Me"
"Ile Ijo"
"Gat Me High"
"One Night Stand" Non-album
2013 "You Want to Know Me" (feat. P-Square) Chapter One 16 May 2013
"Ur Eyes" (feat. Davido)
"So Many Tinz"
"Love in the Air" Non-album
2014 "All Over You"
"Ibadi"
2016 "Bamilo" (feat. Wizkid)
"Hustle" (feat. Akon and Davido)[9] Non-album 24 October 2016
2018 "Love Overdose" TBA
2019 "Dada" Non-album 21 November 2019
2020 "Time for You " Non-album 10 February 2020
2021 "Dodo " Non-album 20 August 2021[10]

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Year Title Artist Name(s) Album Release Date
2010 "Farabale" Show Dem Camp The Dreamer Project 18 September 2011
"Eyes On Me"
2011 "Chop My Money" P-Square The Invasion 29 July 2011
2012 "Chop My Money (Remix)"
"Bless Me" Davido Omo Baba Olowo 17 July 2012
"Mujo" Sina Rambo Non-album
"Coming for You" Mo'Cheddah
"Way You Whine (Remix)" Dpzle
"No Time" DJ Xclusive
2013 "Whine" Iyanya Desire 6 February 2013
"Happiness" Mafikizolo Reunited 10 April 2013
"Madantin (Remix)" Jaywon Oba Orin 1 April 2016
"Peperenpe (Remix)" Klever J That Klever Jay 27 March 2015
"Banger" Durella Non-album
2014 "My #1 (Numero Uno)" DJ Neptune
"Jigololo" Eddyaya
"Give Your Love to Me" Fliptyce
"Wiggle" Mo’Blow
"Love in the Air (EDM Remix)" Fliptyce
2015 "Up in the Club" N6
"Amina" Ikechukwu
"Birthday Girl" Samklef

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Recipient Results Ref
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Nominated [11][12]
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Musician of the Year (Male) Himself Nominated
2015 Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Use of Dance in a Video (Ibadi) Song Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "May D - biography". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2. ^ Inc, Naijakit. "May D's Biography: Age, Songs & Profile » NaijaKit". NaijaKit. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  3. ^ "Square Records Presents May D". notjustOk. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Psquare announce split with MayD". 21 August 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ "No more together: May-D and P-Square split because of "irreconcilable differences"". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. ^ "May D Launches New Record Label | | Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website For News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop And Games". 25 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Positive Reactions As Davido Signs May D To DMW Label". 18 July 2020.
  8. ^ "EP: May D – Sureboy". Navdrillnet.com. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  9. ^ "May D - Hustle feat. Akon & Davido (Prod. by Mckeezyk) - Daily Post Nigeria". dailypost.ng. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  10. ^ "[Music] May D - Dodo". Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website. 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  11. ^ Mix, Pulse (16 October 2013). "Full List Of Winners- Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2012!". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  12. ^ "2012 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED AT THE NOMINATION GALA EVENT IN LAGOS". 360Nobs.com. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2016.