Don jazzy

Music mogul and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy has expressed his regret for failing to sign the two prolific musical artistes; Simi and Falz at the early stages of their career.

Speaking in a Black Box Interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Don Jazzy revealed how he lost Falz due to his affiliation with another manager and how he failed to choose Simi in a music contest he staged years back.

Don Jazzy also noted that the singer he never wanted to manage is Davido.

In his words:

“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.

“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,”