Dbanj and Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy, the popular Nigerian record producer and executive, has attributed some of his achievements in the entertainment industry to the support of ace musician Dbanj.
In an interview with Olajide Adesope tagged: “Don Jazzy on Afrobeats Podcast 50th Exclusive Edition”, the celebrated Mavin Records boss said Dbanj, the Kokomaster, was the ‘catalyst’ for his many achievements.
He said: “Dbanj is the creator/catalyst. If you leave me, every situation I’m in, it’s like I’m contented, I’m okay there.
“But Dbanj saw me and everything that people see in me now. He just sparked it in me.
“Left to me, I would have just been where I was and not do much about it. So, I would say he was that catalyst that said ‘Jazzy do this and that’.
“He ensured I achieved the things I did. He sold the idea of us coming back to Nigeria and that we did.”
The 39-year-old music executive said his record label, Mavin Records, was borne out of his desire to build an entertainment company that will serve as a powerhouse for upcoming musicians.
“All I know is that I had always wanted to build a beautiful record label or an entertainment company that is a powerhouse for developing artistes for Africa.
“We don’t have one. So, I felt there should be one at least to give people hope. Find people, develop them and send them out to the world.
“Now, it looks a whole lot easier getting to the world than it was back then. But it remains the goal: find young people and break them internationally,” said Don Jazzy.