Nigeria Benue disc Jockey (DJ) Jimmy Ode popularly known as DJ Ideal open up on Mavins after the release of their all star music which feature label boss Don Jazzy and other stars like Crayon, Magixx, Ayra Star, Ladipoe, & new signee Boy Spyce.
The fast growing disc Jockey open up to Boss Label Don Jazzy about his kind gesture to fast growing stars irrespective of where you are coming from.
DJ IDEAL WRITES”
Thank you Michael Collins Ajereh
(AKA DON JAZZY)
Sir, I woke up this morning after putting on repeat Mavin’s recently released single ”Overdose” and that of your recently signed Artist, Boy Spyce’s 5-track Ep.
Suddenly, I started reminiscing on Supreme Mavin Dynasty’s 10-years journey (8th May, 2012) when ”Solar plexus” dropped and it instantly paved way and became the template for the modern afrobeat sounds which we have all enjoyed and shared in the plethora of benefits in the last one decade.
Boss, among many other things, I want to particularly thank you for the Artists you have singlehandedly discovered, influenced and projected their artistry for the world to see hence making them fulfilled and giving their lives a meaning.
It is very true to assert that whatever ”It’s Don Jazzy Again” touches, turns to gold; this is evidently seen in the revival and growth of the careers of many acts who hitherto were performing far below average & struggling but have become fun-lovers favourites and household names in the light of their affiliation and alignment with you.
Boss, if not for you, Johnny Drille would still be singing from one ogogoro joint to the other with his 4-strings guitar strapped to his back in the riverine Bayelsa but today, he’s every Lady’s man.
If not for your ingenuity, and music prowess sir, heisrema would still be rapping from one local church family to the other in Benin city but look at the star you’ve made him in just well over two years. ”The Fresh Young Niggar” has refused to ”calm down”
Boss, if not for you, Dija Mavins Records would probably be Hawking nunu in Kaduna today, what a sensation you’ve turned her into.
Tiwa Savage name would probably have been forgotten in the industry today just like other returnee artists whose whereabouts and music fortunes we can’t tell, when she returned to the country singing ”Love me, love me’’ and the only love she found was ”Kele kele love”, but you picked her up, gave her seven solid years in SMD, the opportunity which cemented her as a vocal powerhouse and the biggest and bestselling African female artist coming closely behind Beninoise Angelique Kidjo.
In 2012 when Mo’hits disintegrated, Wande Coal who was the youngest artist in the group then was left stranded, confused with a future appearing so bleak. You took him in with you, brushed him up, gave him a shoulder to lean on, taught him the essentials of entertainment and it’s management, after just a year, you released him to start ”Black Diamond” which is one of the biggest brands to identify with today in the African entertainment trajectory.
Who else do I mention sir? is it DJ BigN whose ”N” can actually pass for ”Newton” (Isaac) because of the success of his career. Big N inked a signature with SMD since 2014 as the official DJ and till date, he is one of the most sougt-after DJs on the African continent with numerous awards in his quiver and constantly laying the template for the younger DJs like some of us and also changing the game with his unique mixtapes alongside Alternate sounds, suffices to say he’s at par with the Khalids of the game.
Ayra Starr was probably looking at the future as finishing a college degree in Cotonou and returning to serve Nigeria as a Corp member then follow the rigour of proceeding to the labour market but in just one year, only at 19, you shot her to limelight, establishing the beautiful ”bloody Samaritan” as a Fan’s delight and taking her to number one on Nigeria iTunes and Apple music, racking up over 15million streams across only Spotify, YouTube and Audiomack, oh what a feat for the younging.
Don Jazzy, you’re a legend, you are a hero and a true selflesh executive, you are a blessing and a wonder to the Nigerian entertainment and afrobeat sound in general.
And indeed, you have given us all ”OVERDOSE”.
I must not forget to thank you for:
and the well over a 100 staff currently working in SMD in Lagos Nigeria, The United Kingdom and all around the globe as I look forward to joining the Amazing family soonest as we put all hand on deck to making afrobeat Nigeria’s number one EXPORT.
(AKA Director of Jamz)
Writes from Makurdi, Nigeria.
Appeal: if you read this, please help me share until it gets to Don Baba Jay. Thanks FAM.