Life and biography of music producer DON JAZZY

Posted: December 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh (born November 26, 1982), better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo’ Hits Records founded in 2004 and current CEO of the MAVIN Record label which he founded in May 2012 after his split up with childhood friend and Mo’Hits partner, D’banj. Born in Umuahia in Abia state, his first signing was D’banj who was at that time also the Vice-President of the label and now President after split.

Don Jazzy’s first full credit production work was in 2004 on Tongolo for Nigerian singer D’banj. He went on to produce D’banj’s first studio album titled No Long Thing released in 2005.

He has produced tracks for Dr SID, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Darey, Naeto C, Sauce Kid, Ikechukwu & Tiwa Savage. He also collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production of Lift Off, featuring Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne, released on August 8, 2011.

He recently was rated as the 36th. “Most powerful celebrity in Africa” according to Forbes

Early life

Michael Collins Ajereh was born in Umuahia in Abia state, his family moved to Ajegunle city in Lagos state where he was raised, and graduated from Federal Government College Lagos.[1] Michael Had always had a flair for music singing and playing the drums from the age of 4. He developed a passion for the bass guitar at the age of 12, He went on study Business Management at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in Edo state. He moved to London in the United Kingdom in 2000 after his Uncle invited him to come play the drums for the neighborhood Church.

 

Production Discography

Albums

D’banj – No Long Thing (2005)

D’banj – Rundown/Funk You Up (2006)

D’banj – The Entertainer (2008)

Mo’ Hits Allstars – Curriculum Vitae (CV) (2007)

  1. Anaconda 3:34
  2. Booty Call 5:13
  3. Close To You 3:43
  4. Hey Girl 5:06
  5. Igbe Mi 5:40
  6. Masqurade 4:02
  7. No Long Thing 3:15
  8. Ololufe (Club Mix) 4:21
  9. Stop The Violence 6:37
  10. Why Me (Remix) 5:16
  11. Jasi 2:50

Wande Coal – Mushin2Mohits (2008)

  1. I Know U Like It 3:10
  2. You Bad 4:05
  3. Se Na Like This 4:12
  4. Kiss Ur Hands 3:54
  5. Confused 4:20
  6. Se Okpe 3:22
  7. Now It’s All Gone 4:24
  8. Bumper 2 Bumper 3:44
  9. Who Born The Maga 3:04
  10. Thats Wots Up 4:42
  11. Bananas 3:59
  12. Taboo 4:24
  13. Jehovah 4:02
  14. Ololufe 4:56
  15. Ten Ten 3:47
  16. My Grind 4:48

 

Dr SID Turning Point (Dr SID album) (2010)

  1. When This Song Comes On
  2. Over the Moon (feat. K-Switch)
  3. Something About You
  4. Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal)
  5. Pop something (feat. D’banj)
  6. Ba Mi Jo (feat. Ikechukwu, M.I & eLDee
  7. Baby
  8. E Je Ka Jo (feat. D’banj)
  9. Pillow
  10. Something About You (Silva Stone Remix)
  11. Winchi Winchi (feat. Wande Coal, Sway & Dotstar)

 

MAVINS – Solar Plexus “MAVIN Records” (2012)

  1. Intro by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
  2. I’m A MAVIN by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Tiwatope Savage, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojosipe, Charles Enebeli)
  3. Oma Ga by Tiwa Savage (Michael Ajereh, Tiwatope Savage, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojosipe)
  4. YOLO by Dr SID (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
  5. See Me Ri by Wande Coal (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojisipe, Towa Ojosipe)
  6. Take Banana by D’PRINCE (Michael Ajereh, Charles Enebeli)
  7. CPR by Dr SID (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)
  8. Forever by Wande Coal (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri, Wande Ojosipe, Towa Ojosipe)
  9. Why You Over There by D’PRINCE (Michael Ajereh, Charles Enebeli)
  10. Chocolate by Dr SID (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri, Charles Enebeli)
  11. Pretty Girls by Wande Coal (Michael Ajereh, Wande Ojosipe)
  12. Amarachi by D’PRINCE (Michael Ajereh, Charles Enebeli)
  13. Outro by MAVINS (Michael Ajereh, Sidney Esiri)

 

Singles

Mo’ Hits Artists

D’Prince

  • Omoba
  • I like What I See (feat. Wande Coal)
  • Ooze (feat. D’banj)
  • Give It To me (feat. D’banj)

D’banj

 

  • Tongolo (2005)
  • Socor (2005)
  • Mobolowowon (2005)
  • Why Me (2006)
  • Run Down (2006)
  • Kimon (2008)
  • Olorun Maje (2008)
  • Gbono Fele (2008)
  • Entertainer (2008)
  • Suddenly (2008)
  • Fall In Love (2008)
  • Igwe (2008)
  • Mr Endowed (2010)
  • I do This
  • Scape Goat (2010)
  • Mr Endowed (Remix) (feat. Snoop Dogg) (2010)
  • Oliver Twist (2011)

 

Wande Coal

  • Bumper 2 Bumper
  • You Bad
  • Kiss Your Hand
  • Who Born the Maga
  • Been Long You Saw Me (feat. Don Jazzy) (2011)
  • Go Low (2011)

Dr SID

Something About You (2009)

Winchi winchi (2009)

Pop Something(feat. D’banj)

Over The Moon (2010)

Mo’Hits Allstars

  • Ten Ten

Non–Mo’ Hits Artists

  • Darey – Escalade part 2
  • Darey – Stroke Me
  • Shank – Never Felt
  • Naeto C – Asewo
  • Ikechukwu – Like You (feat. Wande Coal)
  • Ikechukwu – Wind am well (feat. D’banj and Don Jazzy)
  • Ikechukwu – Do (feat. D’banj)
  • Ikechukwu – All on Me
  • Ikechukwu – Critical
  • Ikechukwu – Now is the time (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Sauce Kid – Under G
  • Kanye West & Jay-Z – Lift Off (feat.Beyoncé)

 

Awards

*Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) 2006 Producer of the Year

*Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2007 Music Producer of the Year

check out don jazzy’s rides

A black Cadillac Escalade ($70,000- N11,200,000) with his name on the number plate

A black Bentley Continental Flying Spur ($185,000- N29,600,000)

A black Range Rover Sports ($60,000- N9,600,000)

A Porsche 911 Carrera ($84,000- N13,440,000)

Don jazzy’s crib

 

posted by delight exclusive

 

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