Ace music producer and Mavin records boss, Don Jazzy, in an interview with TV host and media personality, Ebuka, shared some insight into some aspects of the split of the now defunct ‘Mohits records.
Don Jazzy talked about the exit of D’banj and the drama that ensued on social media, when asked about what happened between them he had this to say:
“I just think a lot of people were in his (D’banj) ears and said a lot of things, which is part of the learning process and things i’ve learnt about running a record label”
Don Jazzy further went on to say “There comes a time…it gets to a time, when the artiste you’ve made successful or not, feels the need to take some responsibility for themself…(pause) It is what it is! Despite the nature of contract they’ve signed!…. It happens! Get it into your head….. It got to a point he felt like he wanted to take his career into his hands and that’s what he did!”
When asked about a tweet he had put out berating D’banj at the time of the fall out, Don Jazzy stated that his emotions had gotten the better of him.
Especially because the singer had gone ahead to work with Shizzi on a song he (Don Jazzy) had written and already produced in the studio.
Don Jazzy expressed his regret over the tweets and rued having gone public with those details.
Speaking on the exit of Wande coal from Mohits, the ace music executive wasted no time in revealing how much he had pleaded with the singer on several occasions but to no avail:
” I did not let him go, you want me to go to my DM and show you different text messages of me begging him?” Don Jazzy said.
“There are different messages of me sending him messages, i sent several messages like years… like 2012, 2013 at different times” Don Jazzy recalled saying to Coal “Guy there’s still space here, i feel like we still have a lot of things that we can do”.
“But then, he (Wande Coal) is convinced and he is at a point where he’s handling his career by himself and he feels like Yo i do not need to be under anybody, I can do my thing myself. It’s perfectly understandable, fine, but then i did reach out a couple of times, plenty times because he’s a f@*king genius.“
Wande Coal has been a rather shadowy figure on the music scene in recent times, but his influence on the Nigerian music scene is still very much tangible and cannot be under-emphasized.
Don Jazzy who was lavish with his praise of Wande Coal’s musical prowess, debunked any speculation of ill treatment from himself toward the singer and even went ahead to pose a challenge to possible aggrieved parties to call him out in the case of any perceived ill treatment.