Don Jazzy whose real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, is a Nigerian music producer, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Mavin Records. Born on the 26th of November, 1982, the record producer, singer and song writer is currently the richest Nigerian musician alive (according to don jazzy net worth published in “Forbes Richest Musicians In Africa 2019”).
In this post today, I will show you everything you need to know about the Mavin Records’ boss. His 2019 net worth, record label, awards, houses, cars, relationship and marriage.
The arrival of Don Jazzy, the “leader of the supreme Mavin Dynasty” as he addresses himself on his official Facebook page and his other social media accounts, has changed the Nigerian music industry forever!
With the likes of D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Korede Bello and other great Nigerian musicians coming to limelight through him, the young man seems to be the “Kingmaker” when it comes to the Nigerian music industry. His impacts here has been felt from far and near.
Don Jazzy Net Worth 2019
According to Forbes list of Richest Musician in Africa, Don Jazzy is said to be worth $30million currently.
He is the richest musicians in Nigeria presently and among the top richest musicians in Africa presently.
His Early Life And Childhood
The leader of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty (Mavin Records), Don Jazzy, was born on November 26th, 1982 at Umuahia in Abia State, Nigeria. His real birth name is Michael Collins Ajereh.
The Ajereh’s family are Isoko by tribe and from Delta State though their mum, an Igbo Princess, is from Umuahia, Don Jazzy’s birth place.
After some time, the family moved to Lagos and lived at Ajegunle where the young talent grew up. While in Lagos, he studied at the Federal Government College and later moved to Ambrose Ali University, Edo State, where he got an Admission to study business management studies.
Journey Into Music & Rise To Limelight
As early as the age of 12, Mavin boss developed a strong interest in music and started learning how to play musical equipments everywhere he went. It wasn’t long before he learnt how to play drums and bass guitar very very well.
Do to how good he was in playing drums, in the year 2000, his Uncle who was living in London then invited him to come and stay with him. His purpose was to get the young Ajere to play drums at his local church in London.
While in London the young man worked at different places including as a security at McDonald’s.Although he was gainfully employed over there in London, he never abandoned his interest in music and soon started learning how to produce good musics.
It was over there he came in contact with with fellow aspiring musicians then like D’banj, Kass, JJC, Solek etc.
After sometime, the duo of Jazzy and D’banj returned to Nigeria and started Mo’Hits Records in 2014.
The following year he produced D’banj first album “No long Thing” and later and later went on to produce “Run/down Funk” you up in 2006.
In 2008, he produced Wande Coal’s viral album “Mushin 2 MoHits” and the same year produce” The Entertainer “ by D’banj.
By this time the name of MoHits boss became the number one name in everybody’s lips in terms of music production in Nigeria. I could still remember every of D’banj songs usually start with” its Don Jazzy again!”
His fame started spreading even beyond the Nigerian music industry. He soon became one of the leading producers that in 2011, American music star Kanye West employed to work as a producer at a Very Good Beatz.
He was so good at his work over there that Kanye West brought him into work with him and American rapper, Jay Z, on the song “Lift Off” ft.Beyonce. The song became part of the Album “Watch The Throne” which was released on August 8, 2011.
His Rift With D’banj
Since the inception of Mo’Hits Records in 2004, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, who is popularly known as D’banj’ Kokomaster or Bangalee was widely regarded as the label’s music star.
His relationship with his boss, friend and partner, Don Jazzy was so tight that the news of their breakup in March 2012 is still one of the greatest “shocker” the Nigerian Music industry has seen.
No one saw it coming (except who may be very close to the duo) but after months and months of intense disagreements, the has to go their separate ways.
The Birth Of Mavin Records
Following the departure of his star singer the award winning Nigerian music producer alongside Wande Coal, Dr. Sid and D,Prince founded main records, the Nigerian recording label that has grown grown to be among the best in Africa today.
The record label has contributed immensely to the rise and success of superstars like Tiwa Savage, Koredo Bello, Reekado Banks etc.
Great songs like “Godwin”, “Dorobucci”, “All Over”, “Malo” and so on has also been produced under the record label.
His Relationship and Marriage
Mr. Ajereh is not yet married. Though he has been rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with different people several times in the past, the Nigerian music producer is currently single. While Nigerians eagerly awaits the coming of the day when music icon will break the news of him getting married, the hits maker doesn’t to be in a hurry to do it at all.
International Recognition & Awards
Michael Collins Ajereh has received so many international recognitions and awards for his contributions to the growth of the Nigerian music industry.
In 2011, he worked with American musicians Kanye West and Jay Z in the production of the song “Lift Off” featuring the super talented Beyonce.
In 2006, he won the “producer of the year” award by Nigerian Entertainment Awards crowned him“Music Producer of the year”.
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At the Headies 2011, he was awarded “Producer of the year” and award for the second time.
In 2015, City People Entertainment gave him the special recognition”award”.
These are just a few of the numerous awards the music the music producer has receiving since he started his first recording label in Nigeria.
Don Jazzy is reported to be a proud owner of 3 houses. The first is a mansion in Banana Island worth about N150million. This house is said to have almost everything you can desire in a home as a young successful man.
His second house is a N160 million mansion at Lekki, Lagos state.The one he calls his “Lekki office home”.
The third house is located at Nicon Town. Though the price of this particular one is not known, it is said that the house among the most beautiful houses in the area it is located.
- Mavin boss is said to have the following cars in his custody:
- Bentley Continental
- Porsche carera worth about #32 million
- Cadillac Escalade in black worth about #26million
- Range Rover. This particular car costs around #23million.
Don Jazzy is not just a music producer, he is also a singer, song writer and entrepreneur. He has worked with several top artists and has continued to do so till today. I do not want to stop writing about don jazzy net worth and assets but we just have to end it here.