The multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Mo’ Hits Records and current CEO of Mavin Records Don Jazzy or Don Baba J whose real name is Michael Collins Ajereh (born 26 November 1982), hails from the eastern part of the country, Umuahia in Abia state to be precise. He started his career with Nigeria’s Koko master better known as D’banj former Vice President of Mo Hit Records, which consisted of D’banj, D’prince, Wande Coal, K-Switch and Dr Sid.
Don Jazzy’s first notable production work was in 2004 on Tongolo for Nigerian singer D’banj. He went on to which equally shot the current Koko master to stardom. D’banj’s first studio album titled No Long Thing released in 2005., hats off to Don Jazzy for such a masterpiece.
Forbes, an American business magazine owned by Forbes Inc, rates Don Jazzy as the 39th “Most powerful celebrity in Africa” .
With one Special Recognition Award and 4 times producer of the year award, his talent and contribution in the Nigerian entertainment industry cannot be overemphasized.
In 2012, Don Jazzy signed with Loya Milk for the advertisement and promotion of the brand. This deal was worth N50 million from industry report.
Don Jazzy has a currently running sponsorship deal with Samsung electronics. This deal was signed in South Africa in 2013, which was estimated, to be in the range of a N100 million, not forgetting his mouth-watering endorsement deal as a product/brand ambassador worth millions of naira with telecommunication giant MTN Nigeria.
He owns a mansion in the prestigious area of Lagos (Lekki Phase 1) worth over 160million Naira.
Don Jazzy also owns state of the art wonder on wheels, including his Porsche 911 Carrera (about 484,000 Dollars, N13.4million), Black Cadillac Escalade (about $70,000, N11.2million) Black Bentley Continental Flying Spur (about $ 185,000; N29.6million), Range Rover Sports (about $60,000; N9.6million) amongst others.
Don Jazzy is believed to have many business interests including Mavin Records, Oil and Gas Company called Mavin Energy Limited and the young mogul doesn’t intend taking his feet off the pedal anytime soon or in the nearest future.
Don Jazzy’s net worth is valued at $35million and rated the richest Nigerian music producer in Nigeria