Don Jazzy: “I Never Wanted Davido But Falz and Simi

Don Jazzy, the Chief Executive Officer of Mavin Records, has expressed remorse for not signing performers such as Falz, Simi, and Teni.

During a Black Box Interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the record producer revealed that things between Falz and Mavin did not work out since the singer was represented by another manager.

He also said that he lost Simi when the music cover contest he held to find new talent failed to select her as a winner.

Don Jazzy also revealed that regardless of the scenario at the moment, he wishes he had signed Falz and Simi when the opportunity arose.

He did, however, confess that Davido was the only guy he would never want to manage.

“I can’t say I turned them down. For Falz, the working situation wasn’t just right. I run a firm that could handle almost everything he needed.

“But I think he had like a management company set up already. It was like Tiwa Savage’s but I had to grow into that kind of scenario where I had to handle someone that had a record label, some blueprint process.

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“I equally didn’t reject Simi. I did a Twitter contest for ‘Journey of A Thousand Miles’. I also loved her cover because she was one of the people that participated but she didn’t win.

“I didn’t pick the winners. I liked her but you can’t sign anybody. That’s one person I also regretted, I won’t say regret. But I wish we worked on stuff together. The same thing with Teni. We used to check up on each other.

“I had not grown to the point that I would move you from Atlanta to Nigeria for work. Now I can and we work before deciding if we are going to sign. Before I knew what was happening, there were faster people.

“She released records and I was like, ‘okay, we lost that one’. Three hot stars. The only person I didn’t want to sign was Davido I didn’t want to sign him but I knew he was going to be huge. They have money already now,” he said.

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