People talk about Don Jazzy Net Worth and how a middle age man has managed to build for himself a music empire that if well maintained can grow into a source of generational wealth.
When it comes to Nigerian music or Nigerian celebrities that name command so much respect that one would think he is an actual Don like those we have all read about from books talking about old Mexico.
It is because he is responsible for some of the big musical names that has blessed the Nigerian music industry. The first name that comes to mind is that of the Koko master himself, Dbanj.
But before we go deep onto this article i would like to put down some personal details of the producer and singer.
- Born Michael Collins Ajereh in 1982
- He was raised in the popular ghetto AJEGUNLE
- His interest in music started while he was a child. And in 2010 his uncle in London would invite him over to play the drums for a church.
- It was during this period that he became musically connected to Solek, JJC, Kas, The 419 Squad and D’Banj.
- It is said that the craft of music making for which he is now popular was learnt from Emeka Infiniti at O-Town record company.
- He emerged Nigeria Music Awards (NMA) Producer of the Year in 2006
- And also Nigeria Entertainment Awards Music Producer of the Year in 2007.
Don Jazzy came into the Nigerian music industry with Dbanj by his side and together they formed one of the greatest synergy the industry has ever seen. If ever we are to talk about Don Jazzy Net Worth we must go back to the beginning.
Together they formed Mo’Hits Records.
- Mo’Hits Records Limited was founded in 2006, with Dbanj as the first artist signed to the label.
- Business wise, Don Jazzy played the role of the CEO/President and D’banj the Co-Owner.
- And the label would give to Nigeria now famous acts such as Wande Coal, Dr SID, D’Prince and K-Switch.
But here is the catch. It was all about team work. As a child he loved music and became part of the church. And the church musical department acting as a team would help brush him up a bit.
His time in London saw Don Jazzy use the power of team work to make his dreams come through. While paying for the church and working as a security guard for MacDonald, he made sure to spend time with other Nigerians that were musically inclined and wanted to make name out of it.
Dbanj was the key person among this group of Nigerians. Like Don jazzy he had abandoned school,chasing his music dream while also working as a security guard in London.
But despite their immediate discomfort, they would always come together to dream big. And it was at this point that Don Jazzy Net Worth took out a page from the book of dreams and started counting his blessings.
The duo would return back to Lagos in 2004 and Don Jazzy would produce the hit song ‘Tongolo” that same year. The video, which was paid for by Dbanj mother.
That song would open the door to a larger than life pedigree for the both of them. The power of team work was the magic that opened the flood gates of financial blessings.
Under the Mo’Hits Records Dbanj would win awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.
With Don Jazzy managing things behind the scene, producing sounds and collecting his percentage for every profits made by artists under the label.
Huge percentage, when combined.
As a business man desperate to have his own share of the overflowing profits from the Industry, he would create another record label after himself and Dbanj would put an end to their partnership in March 2012.
And that label is now known as MAVIN RECORDS. Which was announced on 7 May 2012.
And some few months back the star producer would unveil the new Mavin house and the structure itself speaks volume about the figures in his bank accounts.
This was the same Record label Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Reekado Banks and Iyanya were all formerly signed to. And just imagine how much Don Jazzy must have made from Tiwa Savage alone.
Tiwa Savage is the first woman to win Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards and many other firsts, while under the Don. And as a business man he made certain that his own share of the profits were well documented towards the increase of his net worth.
Unlike most blogs out there with the same content on Don Jazzy Net Worth, i am not here to dish out assumptions.
I believe assumptions should never become the foundation for educating anyone, only facts.
That is why i am not going to attach any monetary figure to the man. It is true that authority sites like Legit claim he is worth 17 billion Naira.
Which is easy to believe because the man has made serious money as a producer as well as Record label owner benefiting from the success of his artists.
But it is also very likely that Don Jazzy is far above that figure. That is why i am concerned with Forbes list on this matter than i am with any other source.
It is true that he is a billionaire but the exact figure is a mystery that cannot be solved except an official statement is made with a certain figure as the fact.
So instead of wasting time calling up fake numbers, let us conclude that matter with the truth even Forbes can agree with, that Don Jazzy is a billionaire. At one point he was declared the richest artist in Nigeria.
- Himself and Tiwa savage both signed endorsement deals with Konga.com On February 25, 2015
- He was also MTN Ambassador for years
- In 2013 he was announced as the brand ambassador for Loya Milk.
- He also signed endorsement deal with Samsung
The list of endorsements connected to Don jazzy is out there, should you be interested in such things. But the point i am trying to prove is that Don Jazzy Net Worth is a product of team work, endorsement deals and property investments among other things.
In 2013 during the launch of Flobyt, a free WiFi service, that Don Jazzy is part of. he made it obvious that he has outgrown the need of endorsement deals despite the obvious millions involved.
“Brand ambassador? I stopped that a long time ago. We are bigger than those things now. We are more about partnerships,” Don Jazzy said.
On that note, we say “goodbye” until the next one. Remember to share!