Don Jazzy Biography
Michael Collins Ajereh, born November 26, 1982, professionally known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, audio engineer, singer, record executive, and entrepreneur. Don Jazzy was born in Umuahia, Abia State, but hails from Isoko, Delta State. He is the founder of Mavin Records.
|Full Name:||Michael Collins Ajereh|
|Date of Birth:||November 26, 1982 (39 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Umuahia, Abia State|
|State of Origin:||Delta State|
|Occupation:||Music Producer & Label Executive|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Wife:||Michelle Jackson (div.)|
Early Life and Education
Don Jazzy hails from Isoko, Delta State, and was born in Umuahia, Abia State. He relocated with his family to Ajegunle, Lagos State, where he grew up.
He attended a co-educational high school, Federal Government College Lagos.
Don Jazzy was admitted to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, where he studied Business Management.
Don Jazzy has been in the music industry for several years, creating an impact in the industry with his ability to recruit rookies and turn them into superstars.
Don Jazzy fell in love with music at an early stage when he was 12, despite the difficulties he faced while growing up.
He started by playing the bass guitar and piano and gained knowledge of traditional and percussion instruments.
Don Jazzy’s uncle invited him to play drums for a local church in London in 2000, which was his first visit to London.
He gained employment at McDonald’s as a security guard in order to raise money to fund his music career.
Don Jazzy collaborated with D’Banj to form Mo’ Hits Records in 2004, and was known for his introduction, “It’s Don Jazzy Again!”
Kanye West employed Don Jazzy as a producer at Very Good Beatz. Don Jazzy teamed up with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production of Lift Off, alongside Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne, which was released in August 2011.
Don Jazzy founded a new record label, Mavin Records, on May 7, 2012, which he promised would become the powerhouse of African music.
Don Jazzy Net Worth
The net worth of Don Jazzy is an estimated $10 million. He is a top Nigerian record label executive and music producer.
Don Jazzy was previously married to Michelle Jackson in 2003. According to him, they both had issues as a result of his ambitious nature, which led to the divorce about two years after their wedding.
Don Jazzy doesn’t plan to marry anytime soon because of his fears. He said his love and dedication to music will hurt someone’s feelings again.
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