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Nigeria: Don Jazzy – The best musical producer in Nigeria

Michael Collins Ajereh (popularly known as Don Jazzy) was born to Isoko parents on this day in 1984. However, he was born in Umuahia, where his mother is a princess. After his delivery, his parents moved to the popular Ajegunle, Lagos.

Ajereh had his high school at the Federal Government College, Lagos. While in high school, the music enthusiast began playing bass at the age of 12. He added to his musical knowledge, traditional instruments and percussion. He also took some production lessons from the O-Town record company.

Ajereh had his first breakthrough when his uncle in London invited him to play the drums of his church in 2000. The graduate of Ambrose Alli University soon got a job as a security guard at McDonald's while playing.

In London, he became associated with some of Nigeria's music stars in the 1990s, such as JJC, Kas, The 419 Squad and D & # 39; Banj.

It was not until four years later that he formed Mo & # 39; Hits Records with D & # 39; Banj. By 2006, Ajereh had produced Nigeria's biggest albums, No Long Thing and Rundown / Funk You Up, and had become famous for its introduction, "It's Don Jazzy Again!"

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For the next two years, the name Don Jazzy joined the greatest hits and albums of Africa. Three of his most memorable characters were Oliver Twist, Mushin 2 MoHits from Wande Coal and The Entertainer from D & # 39; Banj.

Produced and added voices for D & # 39; Banj, Sauce Kid, Dr SID, Ikechukwu, Kween, D & # 39; Prince, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Kanye West.

So good was Ajereh that in 2011, Kanye West contacted him to work on his collaboration with Jay-Z entitled "Lift Off" for the album Watch The Throne.

In 2012, however, D & # 39; Banj and Ajereh split up and introduced Mavin Records.

Since then, Mavin's power has produced some of Nigeria's best hits and artists.

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