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I Tried To Sell Mo’hit Records For N1m – Don Jazzy Reveals

Don Jazzy, the Nigerian Music mogul, has revealed that he once made an attempt to sell his record label, Mo’hit Records, for a  a paltry sum of one million naira.

In an exclusive interview with Bounce Radio, Don Jazzy revealed that the struggling period followed the release of D’banj’s single “Tongolo”, which failed to yield the expected financial success.

The music mogul confirmed that he approached Nigerian music executive Obi Asika with the proposal, but the deal ultimately fell through.

Don Jazzy’s candid admission offers a rare glimpse into the challenges he faced in the early days of his career and serves as a testament to his resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

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Why I Stopped Doing Giveaways – Don Jazzy

MAVINS Records boss, Don Jazzy has opened up on why he stopped doing giveaways online.

He explained that the decision was due to criticisms from individuals on social media platform X, who called for an end to the practice.

A fan, Temi, had suggested that the economic hardship in the country might be the reason for Don Jazzy’s halt in giveaways.

However, Don Jazzy clarified that his financial situation remains stable, but he chose to discontinue the giveaways based on the consensus among Nigerians on X that it was the best course of action.

In the past, Don Jazzy was known for generously giving out N200,000 each to 10 individuals, often favoring those in the crypto or tech fields.

Despite his financial stability, he has opted to discontinue this practice, aligning with the perceived wishes of the online community.

The post reads; “When things still good, @DONJAZZY go Don give like 10 people 200k each. If you con talk one thing about his artiste Wey burst his head. Na like 500k. If you con like tech or crypto, forget na 1m.”

Don Jazzy replied:

“GOD dey so things good. But I thought all of us on twitter agreed that I should stop doing giveaway. Say make them bandam 🤷🏾‍♂️”

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Don Jazzy’s Dad Addresses Wizkid’s Mockery of His Son

Collins Enebeli Ajereh, the father of Don Jazzy has reacted to a disrespectful remark made by singer Wizkid against his son.
Recall that Wizkid had in April mocked Don Jazzy, referring to the music producer as an “influencer”.

The singer’s post attracted criticism against him on social media, with some users describing his remarks as “disrespectful”.

The Mavin Records head honcho has remained reticent about the matter; and did not respond to the ‘Ojuelegba’ hitmaker.
Don Jazzy, however, recently appreciated Wizkid for endorsing Ayra Starr’s latest album.
Ajereh was recently featured on HipTV’s Trending hosted by Kim Oprah, the reality TV star.
When asked to speak on the mockery, Don Jazzy’s dad said anyone who made such a comment about his son is entitled to their own opinion.
Ajereh said there is “no love lost”, adding that people should not make a fuss about the matter.
“I do not see why people make anything spectacular out of it,” he said.
“Whoever said what he or she said depends on the circumstance they made such comment and I wouldn’t want that to be an issue of controversy.
 
“There is no love lost and there is no need to see it in a different way other than what it was intended to be or what it is. We just pass it by.”
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Ayra Starr Spotted With Mystery Man, Don Jazzy Reacts

Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr has been seen with a mystery man forcing music producer, Don Jazzy to react.
The photo posted on the internet has left tongues wagging on social media.

The Mavin Records singer who recently released her new album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, was seen in the company of a man whose face was hidden.

Following its spread on social media, netizens had began wondering who the man might be and the social media detectives had already began digging through their archives.
However, Don Jazzy quickly stepped to put the matter to rest as he revealed that the mystery man was none other than Giveon, an American singer.
It is assumed by netizens that the two were shooting a music video together.
Don Jazzy wrote:
 
“No be only Mystery. Abeg na Giveon be that o.”
Check out reactions that followed:
mikkytorino said: “Omo… my heart dropped for a second. Our love story continues”
fabulousesthy remarked: “Lmao she even tagged him and I’m wondering how they didn’t see it 😂😂😂😂”
thrifty_genie wrote: “Why he cast am like dat 😂😂”
thatgirl_janella commented: “Funny how people don’t know Giveon ……lol …na only portable una know….smh”
stormboyebelebe said: “I don write breakup letter finish😢 make I return this sniper,ehh bby @ayrastarr”
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Your Mental Health Is The Currency Used To Subscribe To X – Don Jazzy Says

Don Jazzy, the veteran Nigerian producer and music executive, has postulated X users sacrificed their mental health by joining the platform.

According to him, mental health is the currency for subscribing to X (formerly Twitter) in 2024.

On his X handle Saturday, Jazzy wrote: “Your mental health is the currency you use to subscribe to Twitter in 2024.”

Taking to the comment section, a fan told Don Jazzy that his social media engagement has dropped drastically since he limited his X usage.

The fan wrote, “Your engagement level come drop sha as you leave us japa finally to insta.”

Don Jazzy replied, “Make e drop. Una wahala too much for here.”

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It’s So Sad – Don Jazzy On Nigerians Not Being Receptive To Female Musicians

Don Jazzy, the seasoned record producer and music executive, has observed that Nigerians are not embracing female musicians as much as they should.

The Mavin Records boss said it is sad that Nigerians don’t consume much music from female artistes compared to their male counterparts despite their hard work.

A netizen with the X handle @Lahon199x had raised concerns over the issue, saying Nigerian female artists have more chances of becoming global A-list than in Nigeria.

The X user wrote: “Nigerians in general are still not receptive to Female music

“You will see female dominating or at least equal to the men in other countries’ music industry

“But In Nigeria?..Our female artistes have more chances of being A-list globally than being A-list in Nigeria.”

Reposting his tweet, Don Jazzy wrote, “And it’s so sad. The women put in soooo much work.”

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Don Jazzy Appreciates Wizkid For Endorsing Signee, Ayra Starr’s New Album

MAVINS Records boss, Don Jazzy has taken to the X platform to appreciate Wizkid for endorsing the sophomore album of his signee, Ayra Starr.

The producer has now resolved any impression of a rift between them following their recent social media fallout.

Wizkid had taken to his X handle to endorse the album which dropped Friday.

Sharing the album cover and streaming link, Wizkid wrote: “Superstar [love and eagle emojis].”

Don Jazzy reposted Wizkid’s tweet with the caption; “Thanks Big Wiz [eagle emoji].”

Recall that  Wizkid shaded Don Jazzy after his signee, Ladipoe seemingly ridiculed him in an X post for claiming that ‘hip hop is dead’.

After a fan alerted Wizkid to the post, he reacted by saying, “Lol, never chatting with anyone signed to an influencer. Next.”

He also retweeted two tweets suggesting that he referred to Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy as an influencer.

Wizkid’s subtle shade at Don Jazzy sparked outrage on social media, with several celebrities including skit makers, Mr Macaroni and Nasboi and reality stars, Doyin and Tacha berating him for “disrespecting” the Mavin boss.

Don Jazzy reacted by unfollowing Wizkid on Instagram.

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Why You Shouldn’t Care About What People Think Of You – Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh, the famous Nigerian music executive and producer, who is popularly known as Don Jazzy, recently gave fans tips on how to handle critics.

He urged them not to be bothered by criticisms when they attained their goals, stressing that when they were struggling critics didn’t care about them.

According to him, paying attention to critics is a form of distraction.

On his X handle on Saturday, Don wrote: “Nobody gives a f*ck about you when you are suffering and grinding.

“If you give a f*ck about what people think about you when you make it, then you didn’t learn shit in the come-up and will be back suffering in no time.”

“Worrying about what people think about you in your grinding phase and your made phase is a distraction.”

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I Was Amused – Ladipoe Reacts To Wizkid Shading Don Jazzy Over His Tweet

Nigerian rapper Ladipoe responded to the controversy sparked by his recent tweet, which was perceived as mocking Wizkid.

Recall that the Mavin Records signee seemingly ridiculed Wizkid for claiming that ‘hip hop is dead’.

Ladipoe, on his X handle, wrote, “Nigerian rappers that survived ‘hip hop is dead’ watching Afrobeat artistes go through their own.

After a fan alerted Wizkid to the post, he reacted by saying, “Lol, never chatting with anyone signed to an influencer. Next.”

He also retweeted two tweets suggesting that he referred to Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy as an influencer.

Wizkid subtle shade at Don Jazzy sparked outrage on social media, with several celebrities including skit makers, Mr Macaroni and Nasboi and reality stars, Doyin and Tacha berating him for “disrespecting” the Mavin boss.

Reacting in a recent interview with Cool FM, Lagos, Ladipoe said he was “amused” by the chaos.

He explained that his tweet was grossly misunderstood.

He said, “The whole thing was a joke. Hip-hop artists have been through this time when there was a faux narrative that hip-hop I’d dead. And now, you are getting the same whispers about Afrobeats. Once again, I think that they are just as ridiculous and false as at the time they were saying hip-hop is dead.

“So my tweet was like, ‘Okay, you guys [Afrobeats singers], we [rappers] went through our own [hard times]. Don’t worry, this too shall pass.’

“I was more like a joke like we went through ours, now you are going through yours. That was the joke. If there’s anybody it was aimed at, it is more aimed at the audience or anybody who believes these narratives. Who are you to say any genre is dead?

“That was the whole intention behind the joke. Any other interpretation of it is something I didn’t anticipate. I know what I was thinking when I tweeted it. I tweeted it. Went to bed. Woke up to chaos.

“To be honest, the first thing I felt when I saw all the reactions, I was amused.”

 

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Wizkid Shades Don Jazzy After His Artist, Ladipoe Mocked Him

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has mocked music executive, Don Jazzy.
Wizkid mocked the Mavins record owner while reacting to shade fired at him by Mavin signee, Ladipoe.
Ladipoe, a rapper signed to Don Jazzy’s label had mocked Wizkid for his controversial “hip hop is dead” statement.
“Nigerian rappers that survived ‘hip hop is dead’ watching Afrobeat artists go through their own,”Ladipoe wrote via X.
A fan called Wizkid’s attention to the shade on Monday morning but the Starboy boss said, “lol never chatting to anyone signed to an influencer. Next.”
 
He also retweeted two tweets suggesting that he was referring to Don Jazzy as a social media influencer.