Don Jazzy recently granted an interview to Forbes Africa’s Peace Hyde, as part of the magazine’s ‘My Worst Day’ TV series.
In the interview, Don Jazzy shares the day he lost Mo’ Hits, the multi-million naira music empire he built with D’Banj.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
- He describes himself as a simple guy who believes in God, and is the first son of his parents.
- He believes that other African countries look to Nigeria for trends in music and movies.
- He believes America may potentially chase Nigeria, someday.
- He worked at McDonald’s and also worked a security job but was always hopeful his future held something brighter for hime.
- His worst day in business was when he and D’Banj mutually agreed to go their separate ways. He does not believe that was the right decision. D’banj wanted to break into the American market. Don Jazzy felt it was an expensive venture and the timing was premature. He also did not want to leave his label and artists they had built behind. He wanted to stay and build the Mo’Hits empire in Nigeria.
- He never imagined or foresaw that he would split with D’Banj.
- When the split happened, he had to reflect on the next step.
- He said the fans made it worse to move on, and continue to try to instigate things.
- That experience taught him to be prepared for anything. He now signs three year record deals with his artists with the intention that they move on after there years.
- He is not sure that he would have done anything differently to change the situation.