Micheal Collins Ajereh popularly known by his stage name Don Jazzy is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. He is also the founder and CEO of Mavin Records.
Don Jazzy was born in Umuahia Abia State but was raised in Ajegunle, Lagos where his family lived. He attended Federal Government College Lagos and went on to Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State.
He went to London in 2000 on the invitation of his uncle and while in London worked as a security guard at McDonald’s. He already had an interest in music and as fate willed it. He met D’banj, another young musically talented Nigerian in London. And together they returned to Nigeria to start a record label and make it big in the Nigerian music scene.
Rise to Prominence
Don Jazzy and D’banj formed Mo’Hits Record in 2004. Don Jazzy assumed the role of producer while D’banj was the artist. As a producer his intro was “It’s Don Jazzy Again!”
He went on to sign even more artists to his record label. Artists like Wande Coal, Dr SID and D’Prince. He not only produced songs for artists, he put in background vocals for them too.
He was employed by Kanye West in 2011 as a producer at Very Good Beatz, he also worked with Kanye West and Beyonce on the album Watch The Throne.
However Don Jazzy and D’banj broke off their partnership in 2012.
Two months after the breakup of the label, Don Jazzy went on to start another one- Mavin Records. He went on to sign artists like D’prince, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and D’ija.
- Producer of the Year at the Nigerian Music Awards in 2006
- Music Producer of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainments Awards in 2007
- Producer of the Year at the Headies 2011
Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
Net Worth of Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy’s net worth is estimated to be worth N6.5 billion.
How Old Is Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage?
Don Jazzy was born on November 26, 1982 (36 Years, 2019) while Tiwatope Savage is a top Nigerian singer who was born on the 5th of February, 1980 (39 years, 2019) in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.