Michael Collins Ajereh (born 26 November 1982), identified professionally as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian file producer. He’s the founder and the CEO of Mavin Records. Don Jazzy was co-owner of the now-defunct Mo’ Hits Records file label with D’banj.

Adolescence and schooling

Don Jazzy was born Micheal Collins Ajereh in Umuahia, Abia State, on 26 November 1982,  the son of Collins Enebeli Ajereh and Mrs Ajereh. His father is from Isoko in Delta State. His mom is an Igbo princess from Abia state and his father is a member of the Isoko people.

Ajereh’s household moved to Ajegunle, Lagos, the place Don Jazzy was raised. He was educated on the co-educational highschool, Federal Government College Lagos. Don Jazzy discovered an curiosity in music early in life and at age 12, started to play the bass guitar and piano. He additionally gained information of conventional and percussion devices. Don Jazzy enrolled in enterprise administration and studied on the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state.

In 2000, Jazzy’s uncle invited him to play the drums for a neighborhood church in London and that was his first go to to London. Don Jazzy gained employment at McDonald’s as a safety guard. He continued his curiosity in music, associating with Solek, JJC Skillz, Kas, Jesse Jagz, The 419 Squad and D’Banj.

Private life

Don Jazzy married Michelle Jackson in 2003. He claims they each had points because of his bold nature and subsequently divorced about two years after they wed. Nonetheless, he would not plan to marry once more quickly as a result of he fears his love and dedication to music will damage somebody’s emotions once more.

Ajereh has a youthful brother, D’Prince.

In July 2022, he introduced the demise of his mom by way of his Instagram web page.

Profession

Don Jazzy performing in 2014

Mo’ Hits information and GOOD music

In 2004, Don Jazzy collaborated with D’Banj to kind Mo’ Hits Records. Within the subsequent two years, Don Jazzy produced the albums No Long Thing and Rundown/Funk You Up. Round this time, Don Jazzy developed a recognisable introduction, “It is Don Jazzy Once more!”.

In 2008, Don Jazzy was credited within the manufacturing of The Entertainer by D’Banj. He additionally contributed to the manufacturing of Wande Coal’s Mushin 2 MoHits, an album that was described as the most effective albums to ever come out of Nigeria.

Though Don Jazzy didn’t take credit score as a singer, he carried out background vocals for artists he produced. These performances embody vocals for D’Banj, Sauce Child, Dr SID, Ikechukwu, Kween, D’Prince, Jay-Z.

In 2011, Don Jazzy was employed by Kanye West as a producer at Very Good Beatz. Don Jazzy labored with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the manufacturing of Lift Off, that includes Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne which was launched on 8 August 2011.

In March 2012, Don Jazzy and D’Banj confirmed their breakup citing creative variations.

Mavin Information

On 7 Could 2012, Don Jazzy introduced a brand new file label, Mavin Records. He mentioned, “I see Mavin Information being the ability home of Music in Africa within the shortest attainable time.” On 8 Could 2012, he launched an album that includes the artists signed to his label. The songs on the album included: AmarachiCeaselesslyOma GaTake Banana and ChocolateYOLO and the anthem I am a MAVIN. Mavin information signed the vocalist, Tiwa Savage. Don jazzy constructed a social community platform known as “Marvin League” to enhance and market his label.

On 5 November 2013, Ajereh had battle with an artist, Wande Coal who left the label two days later.

In September 2014, Ajereh produced a Nigerian social activist tune with Reekado Banks and Di’Ja known as Come up.

On the Headies Awards 2015, Ajereh argued with Olamide. The 2 disagreed about who ought to have received the “Subsequent Rated” award. Lil Kesh of YBNL information misplaced to Reekado Banks, Ajereh’s artist. The winner of the award acquired a automotive. Apologies on each side have been posted afterwards.

After Reekado Banks departure from the Mavin Information label, Don Jazzy mentioned he’s nonetheless a part of the household and wished him nothing however success in his profession as he thanked him for the time spent with Mavin Information.

In 2019, he signed Rema and later went on in 2020 to signal Ayra Starr into Mavins Document Label. In 2021, he introduced a brand new artist, Magixx.

Movie look

In 2012, Don Jazzy appeared in Moses Inwang’s film The Final 3 Digits in Nollywood. Inwang additionally forged Ali Baba, A.Y., Nonso Diobi and Dr SID.

Awards

  • Nigerian Music Awards (2006) – Producer of the 12 months.
  • Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2007) – Music Producer of the 12 months.
  • The Headies 2011 – Producer of the 12 months for Over The MoonMr Endowed and Pop One thing
  • The Headies 2014 – Producer of the 12 months for Dorobucci
  • City People Entertainment Award (2015) – particular recognition award.
  • The Beatz Award TM (2019) – New Discovery Producer.

On 7 April 2021, he revealed why he by no means signed Davido.

Manufacturing 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 Name 5:13
  3. Shut To You 3:43
  4. Hey Woman 5:08
  5. Igbe Mi 5:40
  6. Masquerade 4:02
  7. No Lengthy Factor 3:15
  8. Ololufe (Membership Combine) 4:21
  9. Cease 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 Dangerous 4:05
  3. Se Na Like This 4:12
  4. Kiss Ur Arms 3:54
  5. Confused 4:20
  6. Se Ope 3:22
  7. Now It is All Gone 4:24
  8. Bumper 2 Bumper 3:44
  9. Who Born The Maga 3:04
  10. That is 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 lengthy you noticed me
  18. Non-public journeys
  19. Go low 3:50
  20. The kick 3:10
  21. Rotate 3:20
  1. When This Track Comes On
  2. Over the Moon (feat. Ok-Swap)
  3. One thing About You
  4. Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal)
  5. Pop one thing (feat. D’Banj)
  6. a Mi Jo (feat. Ikechukwu, M.I & eLDee)
  7. Child
  8. E Je Ka Jo (feat. D’Banj)
  9. Pillow
  10. One thing About You (Silva Stone Remix)
  11. Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal, Sway DaSafo & Dotstar)
  1. Intro by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
  2. I am 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 Dr SID (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. Ceaselessly 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. Fairly Women 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 with Mo’ Hits artists

  • D’Prince
  1. Omoba
  2. I like What I See (feat. Wande Coal)
  3. Ooze (feat. D’Banj)
  4. 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. Abruptly (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 Dangerous
  3. Kiss Your Hand
  4. Who Born the Maga
  5. Been Lengthy You Noticed Me (feat. Don Jazzy) (2011)
  6. Go Low (2011)
  • Dr SID
  1. One thing About You (2009)
  2. Winchi winchi (2009)
  3. Pop One thing(feat. D’Banj)
  4. Over The Moon (2010)
  5. Chocolate
  6. Y.O.L.O
  7. C.P.R
  8. Afefe
  9. Chocolate West African Remix (feat. Ice Prince Sarkodie Elom Adablah Lynxxx)
  10. Chocolate East African Remix (feat. Musik Maestro)
  11. Girl Don Dada
  12. Love Mine
  13. Gifted
  14. Child Twister
  15. Child Twister Remix (feat. Alexandra burke)
  16. Surulere (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Mo’Hits Allstars
  1. Ten Ten

Singles with different artists

  • Darey – Escalade half 2
  • Darey – Stroke Me
  • Shank – By no means Felt
  • Naeto C – Asewo
  • Ikechukwu – Like You (feat. Wande Coal)
  • Ikechukwu – Wind am effectively (feat. Don Jazzy and D’Banj)
  • Ikechukwu – Do (feat. D’Banj)
  • Ikechukwu – All on Me
  • Ikechukwu – Important (feat. D’Banj)
  • Ikechukwu – Now’s the time (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Sauce Child – Underneath G
  • Kanye West & Jay-Z – Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)
  • Bizarre MC – Ijoya
  • Burna Boy – Query (2021)

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