Don Jazzy Producer Michael Collins Ajereh Nigeria
BIO: Don Jazzy
Don Baba J is a songwriter, record producer, singer and an entrepreneur; he is a very successful young man with multiple awards to show for it. He won the Producer Of The Year in the Nigeria Music Awards in 2006, and also in the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in 2007, Don Jazzy won the producer of the year with Mr Endowed, Over The Moon and Pop something in 2011 and in 2014 he won the producer of the year with the song Dorobucci.
At the age of 12, Don Jazzy was introduced to the bass guitar and from then on he fell in love with music and also started playing drums. His parents relocated to Ajegunle in Lagos State where he grew up loving music, he went to Federal Government College Lagos.
He went to Ambross Ali University Ekpoma, Edo State where he studied Business Management. In 2000, Don Jazzy moved to the UK to join his uncle and in the UK he played drums in their local church he and his uncle attended.
While in the UK, Don Jazzy developed his music skills and when he returned to Nigeria he decided to share what he learned in the UK by producing melodious songs.
Don Jazzy was the CEO of Mo Hits Records which he founded in 2004 but after the issue between Don Jazzy and DBanj, the vice president of Mo Hits records he spitted and formed the Mavin Records in 2012.
Don Jazzy came into the lime light in 2004 after producing Dbanj first single Tongolo and in 2005, He produced Dbanj first album No Long Thing. Don Jazzy known as a skilled producer and the CEO of Mo Hits Records, he produced Wande Coal, Dr Sid and some others that were not on his record label, the like of Naeto C, Sauce Kid, Darey art, Ikechukwu and Tiwa Savage. He also co-produced Lift Off by Jay and Kanye West Ft Beyonce on “ Watch the Throne” album that was released in August 2011.
Don Jazzy has so inspired lots of people not only in Nigeria with the way he sings and dresses. Many emulated his dressing style when he was always showing up in Indian-Growns, his sunglasses and walking sticks.
Some notable awards received by the ace producer are:
2015 City People Entertainment Award – Special Recognition Award
2006 Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) – Producer of the Year
2007 Nigerian Entertainment Awards – Music Producer of the Year
The Headies 2011 – Producer of the Year for the songs “Over The Moon”, “Mr Endowed” and “Pop Something”
The Headies 2014 – Producer of the Year for the song “Dorobucci”
He also received award of recognition in the music industry at the The Headies 2015.