Don Jazzy, Real Name Michael Collins Ajereh, Head Of Mavins Records

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Don Jazzy Celebrity Profile
The name resonates through the very length and breadth of the Nigerian . The name Don Jazzy brings to mind some of the best songs Nigerians have ever listened to. To cut this ranting short, Don Jazzy is music! I mean Nigerian Music!

But how much do you know Don Jazzy? That was The question that I had actually asked myself and which afterwards forced me into creating Celebrity Profile on this blog. It is the need to know more about celebrities you and I like, that has led to this moment, in which I will try to create a celebrity profile for Don Jazzy.

Don Jazzy was born on November 26 1982 with the names Micheal Collins Ajereh. His birth place is no other place but Umuahia in Aba.

Don Jazzy both as an entertainer and producer was brought to my notice back in Lagos when the song Tongolo was released, that was the first time I came to know D’banj also. Don Jazzy would later produce D’banj first studio album titled No Long Thing in 2005. During this period Don Jazzy was of Mo’Hits Records .

Today Don Jazzy is the CEO of  Mavin Records and according to Forbes Don Jazzy is rated as the the 39th most powerful celebrity in Africa. Now that’s some serious clout.

The Early Life of Don Jazzy

Although Don Jazzy was born in Umuahia, he actually grew up in Ajegunle in Lagos where his family later moved to and thus was raised there. He attended Federal Government College . But all through this time his love for music was as visible as a rainbow in the clouds. He began playing drums at the age of Four and by the time he was 12 years old, little Don Jazzy had already fallen in love with the Bass Guitar. But like every other Nigerians with ambition and a promising future, Don Jazzy was sent to the university to study Business Management and that university was Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in Edo State.

In the year 2000, Don Jazzy was invited by an uncle to come play drums for a church in the Uk. During this period in the Uk Don Jazzy would work for McDonalds, and even as a security guard. It was while in The Uk that Don Jazzy would meet music lovers like JJC , Solek, Kas, The 419 squad and even D’banj. Together they would turn their free hours into practicing their arts, recording and performing.

Powered by the need to be heard Don Jazzy would partner with D’banj in 2004, bringing into being the Mo’Hits Record franchise with Don Jazzy serving as the CEO and D’banj as the first artist under the label. Producing albums such as *No Long Thing and **Funk You Up.

However Don Jazzy did learn some of his production skills from popular O’town big boy Emeka Infiniti with whom he had worked with in 2000.

Don Jazzy And The G.O.O.D Music Connect

In 2011 Don Jazzy became known internationally, with Kanye West  signing him as part of producers on his G.O.O.D Music Label . kanye West it was reported even made a trip to London during the KoKo Concert, where he gave D’banj his chain as a welcome gift to the G.O.O.D Music Family.

However after 8 solid years of friendship, good music and profitable business, around march 2012 the inevitable breaking up of the Mo’Hits family had become public discussion. The reason according to reports was quoted as “irreconcilable differences”.

Don Jazzy And The Mavin Records Franchise

After splitting from D’banj which saw to the break up of the Mo’Hits family Don Jazzy announced on May 7th of his new recording label Mavin Records. The new Recording label boasts of talents such as :

* Tiwa Savage

* Reekado Banks

* korede Bello

* D’PRINCE

* DR SID

* Di’JA

Don Jazzy Discography

*Albums
D’banj – No Long Thing (2005)
D’banj – RunDown Funk U Up (2006)
D’banj – The Entertainer (2008)
Mo’ Hits All Stars – Curriculum Vitae
(2007)
1. Anaconda 3:34
2. Booty Call 5:13
3. Close To You 3:43
4. Hey Girl 5:08
5. Igbe Mi 5:40
6. Masquerade 4:02
7. No Long Thing 3:15
8. Ololufe (Club Mix) 4:21
9. Stop The Violence 6:37
10. Why Me (Remix) 5:16
11. Jasi 2:50

*Wande Coal – Mushin2Mohits (2008)
1. I Know U Like It 3:10
2. You Bad 4:05
3. Se Na Like This 4:12
4. Kiss Ur Hands 3:54
5. Confused 4:20
6. Se Ope 3:22
7. Now It’s All Gone 4:24
8. Bumper 2 Bumper 3:44
9. Who Born The Maga 3:04
10. That’s Wots Up 4:42
11. Bananas 3:59
12. Taboo 4:24
13. Jehovah 4:02
14. Ololufe 4:56
15. Ten Ten 3:47
16. My Grind 4:48
17. Been long you saw me
18. Private trips
19. Go low 3:50
20. The kick 3:10

*Dr SID Turning Point (2010)
1. When This Song Comes On
2. Over the Moon (feat. K-Switch)
3. Something About You
4. Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal)
5. Pop something (feat. D’Banj )
6. Ba Mi Jo (feat. Ikechukwu, M.I & eLDee
7. Baby
8. E Je Ka Jo (feat. D’Banj )
9. Pillow
10. Something About You (Silva Stone Remix)
11. Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal, Sway DaSafo & Dotstar)

*MAVINS – Solar Plexus “MAVIN Records (2012)
1. Intro by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
2. I’m A MAVIN by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Tiwatope Savage, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojosipe, Charles Enebeli)
3. Oma Ga by Tiwa Savage (Michael Ajereh, Tiwatope Savage, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojosipe)
4. YOLO by (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
5. See Me Ri by Wande Coal (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojisipe, Towa Ojosipe)
6. Take Banana by D’PRINCE (Michael Ajereh, Charles Enebeli)
7. CPR by Dr SID (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
8. Forever by Wande Coal (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojosipe, Towa Ojosipe)
9. Why You Over There by D’PRINCE
(Michael Ajereh, Charles Enebeli)
10. Chocolate by Dr SID (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri, Charles Enebeli)
11. Pretty Girls by Wande Coal (Michael Ajereh, Wande Ojosipe)
12. Amarachi by D’PRINCE (Michael Ajereh, Charles Enebeli)
13. Outro by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)

*Singles
*Mo’ Hits Artists
D’Prince
1. Omoba
1. I like What I See (feat. Wande Coal)
2. Ooze (feat. D’Banj )
3. Give It To me (feat. D’Banj )

*D’banj
1. Tongolo (2005)
2. Soko (2005)
3. Mobolowowon (2005)
4. Why Me (2006)
5. Run Down (2006)
6. Kimon (2008)
7. Olorun Maje (2008)
8. Gbono Feli (2008)
9. Entertainer (2008)
10. Suddenly (2008)
11. Fall in Love (2008)
12. Igwe (2008)
13. Mr Endowed (2010)
14. I do This
15. Scape Goat (2010)
16. ashanti (2010)
17. Mr Endowed (Remix) (feat. Snoop Dogg) (2010)
18. Oliver Twist (2011)

*Wande Coal
1. Bumper 2 Bumper
2. You Bad
3. Kiss Your Hand
4. Who Born the Maga
5. Been Long You Saw Me (feat. Don Jazzy) (2011)
6. Go Low (2011)

*Dr SID
1. Something About You (2009)
2. Winchi winchi (2009)
3. Pop Something(feat. D’Banj )
4. Over The Moon (2010)
5. Chocolate
6. Y.O.L.O
7. C.P.R
8. Afefe
9. Chocolate Remix (ft Ice Prince Sarkodie Elom Adablah Lynxxx )
10. Chocolate East African Remix (ft Musik Maestro)
11. Lady Don Dada
12. Love Mine
13. Talented
14. Baby Tornado
15. Baby Tornado Remix (ft Alexandra burke)
16. Surulere (ft Don Jazzy)

*Mo’Hits Allstars
1. Ten Ten

*Non–Mo’ Hits Artists
Darey – Escalade part 2
Darey – Stroke Me
Shank – Never Felt
Naeto C – Asewo
Ikechukwu – Like You (feat. Wande Coal)
Ikechukwu – Wind am well (feat. Don Jazzy and D’Banj )
Ikechukwu – Do (feat. D’Banj )
Ikechukwu – All on Me
Ikechukwu – Critical (feat. D’Banj
Ikechukwu – Now is the time (feat. Don Jazzy)
Sauce Kid – Under G
Kanye West & Jay-Z – Lift Off
(feat. Beyoncé )
Weird MC – Ijoya

*Awards
2015 City People Entertainment Award – Special Recognition Award
2006 Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) – Producer of the Year
2007 Nigerian Entertainment Awards – Music Producer of the Year
The Headies 2011 – Producer of the Year for the songs “Over The Moon”, ” Mr Endowed ” and “Pop Something”
The Headies 2014 – Producer of the Year for the song “Dorobucci”

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