Updated Biography Of Don Jazzy, Net Worth, Latest News, Videos, Photos

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Michael Collins Ajereh aka
Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy was born on 26 November 1982 in Umuahia, Abia state. Michael Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now defunct record label Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012.

Don Jazzy Early Life And Education

Don Jazzy throwback – Early Life

Don Jazzy was born on 26 November 1982 in Umuahia, Abia state. Ajereh was born in Lagos State. His family lived in Ajegunle, Lagos where Ajereh was raised. He grew up with his three siblings in ajegunle, Lagos State. He was educated at the co-educational high school, Federal Government College Lagos. Ajereh found an interest in music early in life and at age 12, began to play the bass guitar. He also gained knowledge of traditional and percussion instruments. Ajareh enrolled in business management studies at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state.

In 2000, Ajereh visited London. His uncle had invited him to play the drums for the local church. In London, Ajereh gained employment at McDonald’s and as a security guard. He continued his interest in music, associating with Solek, JJC, Kas, The 419 Squad and D’Banj. Ajereh learnt producing skills from Emeka Infiniti at O-Town record company.

Don Jazzy Net Worth

Don Jazzy Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $40 Million US Dollars. Apart from being a simple music producer, Don Jazzy used the skills he learned in the business management course he did in college to build up a company and make it very successful thereby amassing a huge net worth.

Don Jazzy House

It is situated in Lekki, Lagos. It is rather big! Just imagine, how beautiful it is inside. The estimated worth of Don Jazzy’s house is nearly N 160 million.

Don Jazzy House
Don Jazzy House

Don Jazzy Cars

Don Jazzy' Bentley
Don Jazzy’ Bentley

Of all of his assets, one stands out and that is his Gold-plated Bentley Flying Spur. The Flying spurs by itself are more than $200,000 and a gold plated car may well be close to half a million dollars!

Don Jazzy's Black Cadillac Escalade
Don Jazzy’s Black Cadillac Escalade

He has a black Cadillac Escalade ($70,000- N11,200,000) with his name on the number plate;

He owns a black Range Rover Sports ($60,000- N9,600,000), and also a Porsche 911 Carrera ($84,000- N13,440,000).

Don Jazzy's Porsche 911 Carrera
Don Jazzy’s Porsche 911 Carrera

Don Jazzy leads a lavish lifestyle that gives justice to his $40 million dollars claimed net worth. His gold plated Bentley flying Spur sure helps him to show off his immense wealth.

Don Jazzy is one of those clever ones that come along once in a lifetime. He used his education to create a market for himself and open a record company that would be in collaboration with all the top artists making sure it would mint him money. Don Jazzy is an inspiration to all of those who have a leaning towards the music industry, but is unsure of whether they can make a living out of their passion!

Don Jazzy Career

Mo’ Hits records and GOOD music

Don Jazzy and Mo Hits-Crew-throwback
Don Jazzy and Mo Hits-Crew

In 2004, Ajereh collaborated with D’Banj to form Mo’ Hits Records. In the next two years, Ajereh produced the albums No Long Thing and Rundown/Funk You Up. A third album, Curriculum Vitae, had also been started. Around this time, Ajereh developed a recognisable introduction, “It’s Don Jazzy Again!”

In 2008, Ajereh was credited in the production of The Entertainer by D’Banj. He also contributed to the production of Wande Coal’s Mushin 2 MoHits, an album that was described as one of the best albums to ever come out of Nigeria

Although Ajereh did not take credit as a singer, he performed background vocals for artists he produced. These performances include vocals for D’Banj, Sauce Kid, Dr SID, Ikechukwu, Kween, D’Prince, Jay-Z. Ajereh provided vocal performance for Kanye West’s song Lift Off with Beyoncé on the Watch The Throne album.

Kanye, Don Jazzy
Kanye, Don Jazzy

In 2011, Ajereh was employed by Kanye West as a producer at Very Good Beatz. Kanye West made a surprise appearance at the Koko Concert in London. He showed support to D’Banj by giving him his chain.

Don Jazzy, Jay Z, Kaye West
Don Jazzy, Jay Z, Kaye West

Don Jazzy worked with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production of Lift Off, featuring Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne which was released on 8 August 2011.

In March 2012, Don Jazzy and D’Banj abandoned their partnership citing artistic differences

Mavin records

Don Jazzy, Marvin Records Artistes and Members
Marvin Records Artistes and Members

On 7 May 2012, Don Jazzy announced a new record label, Mavin Records. Ajereh said, “I see Mavin Records being the power house of Music in Africa in the shortest possible time. On 8 May 2012, he released an album featuring the artists signed to his label. The songs on the album included: AmarachiForeverOma GaTake Banana and ChocolateYOLOand the anthem I’m a MAVIN. Mavin records signed the vocalist, Tiwa Savage. Ajereh built a social network platform called “Marvin League” to complement and market his label

On 5 November 2013, Ajereh had conflict with an artist, Wande Coal who left the label two days later

In September 2014, Ajereh produced a Nigerian social activist song with Reekado Banks and Di’Ja called Arise

At the Headies Awards 2015, Ajereh argued with Olamide. The two disagreed about who should have won the “Next Rated” award. Lil Kesh of YBNL records lost to Reekado Banks, Ajereh’s artist. The winner of the award received a car. Apologies on both sides were posted afterwards

Film appearance

In 2012, Don Jazzy appeared in Moses Inwang’s movie The Last 3 Digits in Nollywood. Inwang also cast Ali Baba, A.Y., Nonso Diobi and Dr. Sid

 

Don Jazzy’s Other Ventures

Samsung endorsement

Soon after Ajereh’s split from D’Banj, the Samsung company introduced to the market “Built for Africa” products including an Afro-Pop home theatre launched in Cape Town with Ajereh endorsing.

Don Jazzy’s Awards

Year Events Prize
2015 City People Entertainment Award special recognition award
2014 The Headies Producer of the Year for Dorobucci
2011 The Headies Producer of the Year for Over The MoonMr Endowed and Pop Something
2007 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Music Producer of the Year
2006 Nigerian Music Awards Producer of the Year

Don Jazzy’s Social profile

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALDONJAZZY/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/donjazzy

LinkedIn: https://ng.linkedin.com/in/don-jazzy-a0042a35

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donjazzy/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IDJAgain

Website: http://mavinrecords.com/

Production discography

Albums

  1. Anaconda 3:34
  2. Booty Call 5:13
  3. Close To You 3:43
  4. Hey Girl 5:08
  5. Igbe Mi 5:40
  6. Masquerade 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 Ope 3:22
  7. Now It’s All Gone 4:24
  8. Bumper 2 Bumper 3:44
  9. Who Born The Maga 3:04
  10. That’s 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
  17. Been long you saw me
  18. Private trips
  19. Go low 3:50
  20. The kick 3:10
  21. Rotate 3:20
  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. a 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 CoalSway DaSafo & Dotstar)
  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 with Mo’ Hits artists

  • D’Prince
  1. Omoba
  2. I like What I See (feat. Wande Coal)
  3. Ooze (feat. D’Banj)
  4. Give It To me (feat. D’Banj)
  • D’banj
  1. Tongolo (2005)
  2. Soko (2005)
  3. Mobolowowon (2005)
  4. Why Me (2006)
  5. Run Down (2006)
  6. Kimon (2008)
  7. Olorun Maje (2008)
  8. Gbono Feli (2008)
  9. Entertainer (2008)
  10. Suddenly (2008)
  11. Fall in Love (2008)
  12. Igwe (2008)
  13. Mr Endowed (2010)
  14. I do This
  15. Scape Goat (2010)
  16. ashanti (2010)
  17. Mr Endowed (Remix) (feat. Snoop Dogg) (2010)
  18. Oliver Twist (2011)
  • Wande Coal
  1. Bumper 2 Bumper
  2. You Bad
  3. Kiss Your Hand
  4. Who Born the Maga
  5. Been Long You Saw Me (feat. Don Jazzy) (2011)
  6. Go Low (2011)
  • Dr SID
  1. Something About You (2009)
  2. Winchi winchi (2009)
  3. Pop Something(feat. D’Banj)
  4. Over The Moon (2010)
  5. Chocolate
  6. Y.O.L.O
  7. C.P.R
  8. Afefe
  9. Chocolate West African Remix (ft Ice Prince Sarkodie Elom Adablah Lynxxx)
  10. Chocolate East African Remix (ft Musik Maestro)
  11. Lady Don Dada
  12. Love Mine
  13. Talented
  14. Baby Tornado
  15. Baby Tornado Remix (ft Alexandra burke)
  16. Surulere (ft Don Jazzy)
  • Mo’Hits Allstars
  1. Ten Ten

Singles with other 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. Don Jazzy and D’Banj)
  • Ikechukwu – Do (feat. D’Banj)
  • Ikechukwu – All on Me
  • Ikechukwu – Critical (feat. D’Banj)
  • Ikechukwu – Now is the time (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Sauce Kid – Under G
  • Kanye West & Jay-Z – Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)
  • Weird MC – Ijoya

Don Jazzy In The News

Since his Mo’ hits days, Don Jazzy has been in the news for helping people, signing new artistes, bagging endorsement and awards; Releasing hits songs sowing off assets, alleged scandals and many more.

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