Don Jazzy Biography & Age
Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known by his stage name, Don Jazzy is a Nigerian music producer, song writer, singer and business tycoon.
Don Baba J as also called in some quarters, was born on November 26, 1982 at Abia state Nigeria.
He is however, a native of Isoko in Delta State Nigeria. The jovial music producer was raised and had his early education at Lagos state.
He also attended Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma where he obtained a degree in business management.
The record producer has been active in Nigeria music industry since 2002 to present.
At the beginning of his career, the music producer acted more as background backup singer to his artists.
At later stage of his career, Don Jazzy moved from being backstage artist to on stage with many popular music tracks to his name.
He has produced, sang and featured in some Nigeria popular songs. Emeka Infinity of O town records is being credited to have taught Don Jazzy about music production and recording.
In 2004, the top music producer set up now defunct Mohits records with his friend and Nigeria award winning singer D’ banj who he met while he was at London.
The record label gave rise to some top music artists like Wande Coal, Dr Sid and D’ prince before its closure in 2012 over artistic disagreements.
The awards winning producer has also worked with US based rapper, Kanye West.
On May 2012, following the end of Mohits record label, Don Jazzy floated his record label, Mavin records and some former music stars of Mohits like Dr Sid and Wande Coal moved with him to the new record label.
On launching the new music records, Don Jazzy signed Nigeria music queen, Tiwa Savage to the label.
He also brought in young artists like korede Bello and Reekado Banks to Mavin records.
In 2014, after an alleged disagreement, Wande Coal left Mavin to float his own record label, Black Diamond.
Don Jazzy is infamously remembered for arguing with Olamide, a Nigerian top music artist at 2015 Headies awards over who should pick up Next Rated award after the award went to Rekado Banks.
Don Jazzy Music Production Works
Don Baba J has many top albums and songs to his credit. Some of these musical works includes:
- Producer of No Long Thing album
- Producer of Rundown/Funk You Up album
- Producer of Curriculum Vitae
- Producer of Entertainer album
- Producer of Mushin to Mohits album
- Producer of Lift Off by Beyonce
- Producer of Mavin Solar Plexus album
- Producer of Dr Sid Turning Point album
He has also produced numerous singles with Mohits, Mavin and numerous other artists.
Don Jazzy Awards
- Producer of the year – Nigeria music awards 2006
- Music producer of the year – Nigeria entertainment awards 2007
- Producer of the year – the Headies 2011
- Producer of the year – the Headies 2014
- Special recognition award- City People Entertainment Award 2015
Don Jazzy Net Worth
Don Jazzy is a successful music artist and entertainer. He is also an entrepreneur and has picked up many mouthwatering endorsement deals with top companies.
He is estimated to worth over $10 million.