Don Jazzy opens up on why he didn’t sign Wizkid, Davido

Ace Nigerian music executive, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has revealed why he didn’t sign afrobeats superstars Wizkid and Davido to his former record label, Mo’Hits.

During his appearance on the Leaderboard podcast hosted by Fisayo Fosudo, the Mavin boss explained that he couldn’t sign Wizkid because Banky W, had already approached and signed him to EME.

As for Davido, Don Jazzy noted that he had the opportunity to sign him but decided not to because he believed Davido would succeed without a record label.

“I had the opportunity to sign 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,” he said.

Don Jazzy also expressed his admiration for other artists like Simi, Teni, and Falz, and expressed regret that he didn’t sign them.

“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. Falz, I love his work. We almost had a deal,” he added.

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