Michael Collins Ajereh who is known professionally as Don Jazzy was (born on 26 November 1982), Don Jazzy is a Nigerian music record producer.
Jazzy co-founded the defunct record label “Mo’hits” along with D’Banj before they officially went their separate ways and he is currently the founder and the executive CEO of Mavin Records, The label contains some Nigerian musicians like D’Prince, Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’ja, DNA Twins, LadiPoe and Johnny Drille, Rema, Arrystar, Magixx, and Boy space.
Don Jazzy Early Life & Education
Don Jazzy was born as Micheal Collins Ajereh in Umuahia, Abia State, on 26 November 1982, the son of Collins Enebeli Ajereh and Mrs. Ajereh. Jazzy father is from Isoko in Delta State while His mother is an Igbo princess from Abia state and his father is a member of the Isoko people in delta state, Nigeria.
Don jazzy has a younger brother who is also into the music industry, he is known as D’Prince.
Ajereh’s family moved to Ajegunle, Lagos, where the music star Don Jazzy was raised. He went to the co-educational high school, Federal Government College Lagos. Don Jazzy found an interest in music at a young age when he was 12 years old, He began to play the bass guitar and piano. He also gained knowledge of traditional and percussion instruments. Don Jazzy enrolled in business management and studied at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state.
Real Facts About Don Jazzy
- Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh
- Date of Birth: November 26, 1982
- State Of Origin: Umuahia, Abia state
- Nationality: Nigeria
- Genres: R&B, Pop
- Occupation(s): Music producer, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
- Record label: Mavin , Mo’Hits, Very Good Beats.
Don Jazzy Career
Michael who started playing drums at the age of 4 developed a passion for the guitar at the age of 12.
Don Jazzy collaborated with D’Banj to form Mo’ Hits Records in the year 2004. Don Jazzy produced the albums No Long Thing and Rundown/Funk You Up In the next two years after a collaboration with D’Banj. Around this time, Don Jazzy developed a recognizable introduction, “It’s Don Jazzy Again!”.
At that time, Don Jazzy also repeated the magic on Wande Coal’s Mushin to Mo’Hits album which was described as the best album to ever come out of Nigeria.
In 2011, Don Jazzy was employed by Kanye West as a producer at Very Good Beatz. Don Jazzy worked with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production of Lift Off, featuring Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne which was released on 8 August 2011.
In March 2012, Don Jazzy and D’Banj confirmed their breakup citing artistic differences.
Don Jazzy Personal Life
Don Jazzy married Michelle Jackson in 2003. He claims they both had issues as a result of his ambitious nature and subsequently divorced about two years after their wedding. However, he doesn’t plan to marry again soon because he fears his love and dedication to music will hurt someone’s feelings again.
Don Jazzy Net Worth
Don Jazzy who lives an extravagant lifestyle, has a lot of houses and expensive cars such as Porsche 911, Bentley Continental, Flying Spur, Cadillac Escalade, and Range Rover sports among others.
Don Jazzy’s net worth is estimated at $35million.