In a recent statement, popular Nigerian music mogul, Michael Collins Ajereh known as Don Jazzy discloses why he did not sign Wizkid and Davido to his now-defunct record label, Mo’hits.
Don Jazzy, the boss of Mavin Record label makes this revelation while featuring as a guest on the Leaderboard podcast hosted by Fisayo Fosudo.
Don Jazzy explained that he couldn’t sign Wizkid because singer Banky W, the CEO of EME Records, had already taken the opportunity to sign the Starboy.
Regarding Davido, Don Baba J revealed that he had the chance to sign him but chose not to because he believed Davido would thrive without the support of a record label.
Don Jazzy also expressed regret for not signing artists like Simi and Teni. He mentioned that he came close to signing rapper Falz The Bahd Guy, but unfortunately, the deal fell through.
In his words; “I like Simi, I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I like Teni, but I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I had the opportunity of signing Davido but I didn’t because I kind of figured that he would be fine. Wizkid, obviously, I couldn’t because Banky W got to him first. That would have been amazing. Falz, I love his work. We almost had a deal.”
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