Don Jazzy whose real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, is a Nigerian Music producer, singer, song writer and entrepreneur.
He was born on November 26, 1982 in Umuahia, Abia State in south eastern Nigeria. He grew up in Ajegunle area of Lagos State. His genres of music is R & B.
He is the founder and chief executive of Mavis Records which has the list of D Prince, Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Dr. Sid, Johnny Drille and others.
Don Jazzy had his primary education and later at Federal Government College, Lagos. After obtaining his primary and secondary school certificates respectively, he proceeded to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Edo State Nigeria where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
His Music Career
Don Jazzy started his music career at a very tender age of four when he used to play drums and later graduated to playing guitar. As fate would have it, he developed strong passion for music and soon became a star to reckon with in the field of music.
He went into full time music when he partnered with D’Banj, the Koko Master. The duo set up Mo’Hits label, which later disbanded.
Two years down the line, they came up with an album Rundown/Funk You Up and “No Long Thing”. The hit release, many believe was the beginning of his fame and recognition of Don Jazzy in music.
He equally introduced wande Coal’s Mushin to Mo’Hits album, a production widely described as the best album to be produced in Nigeria musical history.
Don Jazzy has a number of albums to credit. Some of which are:
Banj: RunDown/Funk You Up 2006
Banj: The Entertainer 2008
Wande Coal: Mushin 2 Mo’Hits also in 2008
Mavins – solar Plexus ‘Mavin Reeds, 2012 and others.
Don Jazzy in his years of musical career has earned a number of awards. They include:
· Best Producer of the year Award for Over the Moon at The Headies Award.
· Best producer of the year Award for Dorobucci at the Headies Award in 2014.
· Special Recognition Award at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
· Producer of the year award for music production at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Don Jazzy has been described as a legend Nigerian music producer. He has several endorsement deals with giant companies like Samsung, MTN, Loyal Milk and others and the deals are said to have run into millions of Naira.
He is widely acclaimed one of the most vibrant and successful Ambassador in the Nigerian music field of entertainment.
His Net Worth
Don Jazzy is rated one of the richest and most influential music producer in Nigeria with a net worth of about $35 million dollars.
You can reach Don Jazzy on his social media platform:
Twitter: @ DONJAZZY