In an intriguing revelation, Don Jazzy, the executive of Mavin Records, has finally opened up about why he didn’t sign two of Nigeria’s biggest music sensations, Wizkid and Davido, to his former label, Mo’ Hits Records. During a captivating podcast interview with Fisayo Fosudo, Don Jazzy disclosed that Wizkid slipped through his fingers as Banky W’s EME snagged the talented artist before he could make his move. Reflecting on the missed opportunity, Don Jazzy expressed his admiration, saying, “That would have been amazing.”
Not stopping there, the record label boss shared his thoughts on other incredible artists he had hoped to sign. While he acknowledged his liking for singers like Simi and Teni, he revealed that he had a chance to sign Davido but ultimately decided against it, confident in the young artist’s ability to thrive on his own. “I kinda figured that he will be fine,” Don Jazzy added.
Furthermore, Don Jazzy expressed his fondness for Falz and disclosed that they came close to striking a deal. Unfortunately, fate had other plans, and the partnership didn’t materialize. Such are the dynamics of the music industry, where not every artist can be signed, and tough decisions must be made.
Don Jazzy’s candid revelations shed light on the intricacies of the music business, where timing, competition, and individual paths intertwine. Despite the missed opportunities, Mavin Records continues to make waves with its existing roster of talented artists. As the music industry evolves, one can only wonder about the alternate universe where Wizkid, Davido, and other dream signings found a home under the Mo’ Hits banner.