Don Jazzy, whose real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, is not just a prolific music producer and artist but also a business mogul with a knack for nurturing talent.
Over the years, Don Jazzy has become more than just a musical icon; he’s an influential figure who has helped shape the careers of numerous artists and professionals.
In this article, we delve into the inner circle of Don Jazzy’s powerful network, highlighting some key figures who have had a significant impact on his journey and vice versa.
Don Jazzy’s association with Obi Cubana, the famed nightlife maestro and businessman, adds a touch of glamour to his circle.
Obi Cubana, known for his lavish lifestyle and extravagant events, shares a mutual appreciation for the music maestro.
Their friendship has often been on display at some of the most exclusive parties. One such meeting was when Cubana hosted some of the biggest players in the entertainment industry earlier in July 2023.
Cubana shared a short clip from the meeting on his Instagram page:
Babatunde Raji Fashola
Babatunde Raji Fashola, a prominent Nigerian politician and former governor of Lagos State, is not your typical name in the entertainment industry. However, his connection with Don Jazzy stems from how he made Lagos state convenient for the music producer.
Don Jazzy once said, “Fashola has treated everyone in Lagos fairly as far as I know and I am proud to be associated with him.”
Reports say Don Jazzy paid Fashola a condolence visit when he lost his father in August 2013.
Tiwa Savage, often regarded as the “Queen of Afrobeats,” owes part of her success to Don Jazzy.
Their professional relationship has resulted in chart-topping hits and iconic music videos. Some of those hits include ‘Without My Heart’ and ‘Eminado’.
Don Jazzy’s mentorship has played a pivotal role in Tiwa Savage’s rise to stardom, making her a key player in his circle.
Tiwa in a farewell message to Don Jazzy wrote, “Please promise me that our relationship will never change. I only want to make you proud of me. Not every superhero has an S on their chest. You are my superhero DON DORO BUCCI.”
Sidney Onoriode Esiri, popularly known as Dr. Sid, is not just an artist signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records but also a longtime friend and collaborator. Their musical synergy has birthed several hits, solidifying Dr. Sid’s position in Don Jazzy’s inner circle.
Sid in 2019 said his loyalty and relationship with Don Jazzy is beyond the business.
Speaking about his relationship with Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid said, “Don Jazzy and I are great friends. We have always had a very good working relationship. When we are in the studio we create together. It was really natural. Don Jazzy is the person I have a great bond, respect and relationship with.”
D’banj, the “Koko Master” and Don Jazzy, were once the dynamic duo of the Nigerian music scene.
While their professional partnership may have seen its ups and downs, their enduring friendship remains intact.
Don Jazzy in 2022 shared a goofy video of himself and his long-time friend and singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj.
D’banj was reportedly present at Don Jazzy’s mansion to show support when he lost his mum. Also, Don Jazzy’s father, Mr Collins Ajereh, had in a video, stated how D’banj had been there for his son and the family in trying times.
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