Don Jazzy (Michael Collins Ajereh)’s Biography
Originally born in Umuahia, Abia State, on 26 November 1982 with the name Michael Collins Ajereh, Don Jazzy was passionate about music at the age of 12. Growing up in Ajegunle city in Lagos, Don Jazzy started to display his love for music at a tender age playing guitar. He later moved to London in UK where he did several odd jobs at MacDonalds and as a security guard. However, music was his passion. So he started to hone his musical skills, and this was how he met other artistes such as D’banj, JJC and Solek. Together with these like-minds, Don Jazzy further worked hard practicing and sharpening his musical skills. Later on in 2004, he founded Mo’ Hits Records collaborating with D’banj. The award-winning producer, songwriter and singer plunged into music production fully in 2004 when he produced D’banj’s Tongolo and then in 2005 the blockbuster album No Long Thing was released under his new record label Mo’Hits. Of course he also produced many other popular artistes now rocking the Music Industry in Nigeria presently. Notable names like Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Korede Bello to mention a few, easily come to mind.
Genre: Afrobeats, pop
A few years after graduating from Federal Government College, Lagos, Don Jazzy headed for the Ambros Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State where he studied Business Management.
- My Lover
- The Kick
- Pull over
Album produced and years released:
- Tongolo (2004),
- No Long Thing (2005),
- The Entertainer (2008),
- Mushin 2 (2008)
At the 10th Edition of The Headies Awards in 2015 Olamide Baddo stormed the stage using harsh words on Don Jazzy. In reaction, Don Jazzy replied him sarcastically requesting him to come for the car about which he was misbehaving. The prize of the award was a brand new Hyundai car, which both record producers were keen to win. So Olumide’s reaction came as a result of his failure to win the prize.
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