NIGERIAN MUSICIAN COLLINS AJEREH BIOGRAPHY

NIGERIAN MUSICIAN COLLINS AJEREH BIOGRAPHY

Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy) is a Nigerian record producer, Brand Ambassador, audio engineer, record executive, singer, entrepreneur, influencer, and comedian. Don Jazzy is also the Mavin Records’ founder and CEO. Don Jazzy was born on November 26, 1982, in Abia State, Umuahia. He was a co-owner of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label with Dbanj.

Collins Ajereh was born in Delta State, but his parents were from Abia State. Don Jazzy has other siblings in which one of them is also a popular celebrity; Charles Enebeli, also known as D’prince. His father is from Isoko in Delta State, and his mother is an Igbo woman. His family later relocated to Ajegunle, Lagos State, where Don Jazzy spent his childhood until he was fully grown. Don Jazzy received his primary and secondary education in Lagos State, where he also attended Federal Government College. Don Jazzy graduated from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, with a degree in Business Management. He began playing drums at the age of four, and at the age of twelve, he began learning how to play guitar and piano, which he excelled at. In the year 2000, his uncle in London invited Don Jazzy to come play drums in his church, marking the first time Don Jazzy had left Nigeria.

Don Jazzy worked as a security guard at McDonald’s in London, but his passion for music kept him from relegating himself to the security post; instead, he was busy collaborating with other talented musicians. He met Solek, Kas, Jesse Jagz, JJC, The 419 Squad, and D’Banj, and in 2014 he founded Mo’ Hits Records, a Nigerian record label, with D’Banj.
Don Jazzy produced “No Long Thing” and “Rundown/Funk You Up” in less than two years, and he formed the slogan “It’s Don Jazzy Again” to help people recognize his presence in music. Wande Coal’s “Mushin 2 MoHits,” which was also co-produced by Don Jazzy, was named one of the best albums ever released in Nigeria.

Collins isn’t a full-fledged vocalist; instead, he provides backing vocals to other artists’ work, which is typically amazing, and he has a unique style that no one else in Nigerian music has attempted. Don Jazzy has worked with other top stars in Nigeria and beyond, including D’Banj, Sauce Kid, Ikechukwu, Jay-Z, Kween, Dr.SID, D’Prince, Kanye West, and Beyoncé.
Unfortunately, Don Jazzy and D’Banj split up in March 2012, citing artistic differences, though both are still doing well today.

Aside from music, Don Jazzy has appeared in a number of Nollywood films, including Moses Inwang’s “The Last 3 Digits” in 2012.

D’Banj and Don Jazzy left their label, and three months later, on May 7, 2012, Don Jazzy announced his new record label, Mavin Records. Many songs were released after the launch of Mavin Records, including “Amarachi, Oma Ga, Take Banana and Chocolate, Forever, YOLO, and the Mavin anthem, I’m an MAVIN.”
Wande Coal was originally signed to Mavin Records but left after a minor misunderstanding. Soon after, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja joined the label and released “Arise.”

In the year 2003, Don Jazzy married Michelle Jackson. He claims they had problems because of his ambitious nature and divorced two years after they married. He claimed he has no plans to marry again anytime soon.

His net worth is estimated to be around $18 million.
His awards include:
• Nigerian Music Awards (2006) – Producer of the Year.
• Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2007) – Music Producer of the Year.
• The Headies 2011 – Producer of the Year for Over The Moon, Mr Endowed and Pop Something
• The Headies 2014 – Producer of the Year for Dorobucci
• City People Entertainment Award (2015) – special recognition award.
• The Beatz Award TM (2019) – New Discovery Producer.

Done Jazzy has produced a lot of songs in the music industry. Some of the hit songs he produced are:
Oliver twist
Dorobucci
Godwin
Mr. Endowed
Mr. Endowed (Remix)
Fall in Love
Bumper to Bumper
Surulere
Eminado
Pop Something
You Bad
BootyCall

 

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