Don Jazzy, the head of Mavin Record Label, revealed in an interview why he failed to sign artists like Davido and Wizkid early on in their careers. He expressed regret over not signing Simi and highlighted his interest in Falz as well. Don Jazzy described his failure to sign Wizkid as a coincidence, as he lost him to Banky W, and he believed Davido didn’t need a record label deal due to his success. Nigerians reacted strongly to Don Jazzy’s statements on social media.
Mavin Record Label, Don Jazzy has explained why he did not sign artists like Davido and Wizkid early in their careers.
In a recent interview, he expressed regret for not signing Simi when he had the chance and also mentioned that he nearly signed Falz.
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Talking about Wizkid, he explained that he had the opportunity to sign him but lost him to Banky W who recognized his talent.
He also mentioned that he had the chance to sign Davido but didn’t because he believed Davido would be successful on his own without a record label deal.
“I like Simi, I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I like Teni, but I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I had the opportunity of signing Davido but I didn’t because I kind of figured that he would be fine.”
“Wizkid, obviously, I couldn’t because Banky W got to him first. That would have been amazing. Falz, I love his work. We almost had a deal.”
Many Nigerians shared their reactions on social media platforms.