Don Jazzy has never been messy or has grown a sour taste for the art which lays in his heart, and upon his hands to create. Since the early 2000s in the Nigerian music space while working with D.Banj, he transfigured with Dr Sid, alongside Wande Coal and other reputable singers to form the MoHits gang; till date, the transition has caught up with the birth of Mavin Record All stars after the group split in 2012, Jazzy, has been delivering excellence with a series of talented acts he has been crossing path with.
Don Jazzy has kept delivering at his pace, in strong and innovative conventions and as such, he deserves the respect as one of the biggest power-house as the Don of the Nigerian music business.
He understands the workings of the music industry and the business that comes with it, and as such flows in the right direction and thrives with it. He has recorded and preserved successful moments of the stars under his tutelage in the music industry. Queen Tiwa Savage is amongst the numbers he has counted in the score, Dr. Sid, the vocal encoring Wande Coal, superstar Dija, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, D Prince, super talented Johnny Drille and Ladi Poe, even Ayra Starr who’s still fermenting her talents from within and at this stage is becoming a vessel and a voice for Gen Z. She’s brooding a successful music career and you can’t take that from her nor deny not to see the writings on the wall boldly giving credits to Jazzy’s effort. He is a don.
He has kept notable efforts working with his acts, alongside, he bleeds them with consistent deliveries in producing songs that preserves his reputation which can’t be taken from him in the Nigerian music industry. In 2021, he produced records in a row and as well have gained notable features in between, even on the frequent joints he has held down with the Mavin All Stars – it is nostalgia.
Don Jazzy has been tapping a part of his creations from the wave of South African Amapiano. He supplied Afro-structural percussion to go with the base instrument (Amapiano) as he intentionally explores both cultures and has expanded with it beyond locally based listeners.
Rema’s “Bounce” goes with this fluorescent flow, remarking that it is the Don’s effort. It is an Amapiano trendy song that expands with Afrobeat percussions, rifts and synths alongside. The beauty of ‘Bounce’ has widely increased and expanded that it has begun buzzing and creating general appeal and has been playing and is performed beyond local stages.
Rema performed “Bounce” in London, alongside a screaming crowd that took hold of the song and enraged strongly with it, echoing the part that gives credits to the popular producer; from the start that gives respect to Jazzy, “Na who do the beat/Jazzy!” The fans connected to the bop and were tied to it.
They basked in the euphoria that combines Jazzy’s production and Rema’s delivery which was offered. They loved it hard. Don Jazzy’s delivery was also upon Johnny Drille’s debut album and it was also an important factor that made the successful run of the album’s productions run to cohesion.
Don Jazzy has also kept a successful run on even Burna Boy’s most recent hit effort titled, ‘Question’, which is strong and leaves effects and stains of the Don with it. His cameo appearance alone for the visual also leaves the same don foot-prints behind, presenting him as one with one of the biggest impacts in the Nigerian music industry.
However, Jazzy’s adept music production has never been on the decline, and it doesn’t even reflect with a sign close while he has come to understand how to balance his normal life, his business, his talents as well as being a top notch social media influencer and cracking fans up with part of Nigeria’s biggest comic power-houses who has also paved his path to frequently appear on their comedy skit videos. He has done much support even for the creatives in the industry. Don Jazzy understands how to balance it all while he is a Don. He owns one of the biggest music recording companies in Nigeria, yet, he is still conquering more spaces with the arrows in his quiver (the acts he has signed) and has been making giant strides. He is a don, and he is the perfect example you should learn from. The master craftsman!
Written by Agwuma Kingsley, founder of 247 Okay Media
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