Multiple award winning afropop singer, Tiwa Savage, says her exit from Mavin Records, a label owned by Don Jazzy, a music producer, helped the company to focus on Rema, an Afrobeats star, it signed back in 2019.
She was speaking in a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host of the
BBNaija reality TV show, where she also talked about how Don Jazzy signed her
when other labels like EME refused to as well as why she later decided to leave.
“…Jazzy man, who doesn’t want to work with Jazzy? To me, he’s not just a producer.
He developed artistes; sound. I saw what he did with Dr. Sid, who was different
from Wande and DPrince and D’ban j,” the songstress said.
“I’m seeing him create stars, not just giving them a beat. I was like I wanted someone
to take me to that next level. Apart from that, I felt like a family.
When I first started, I was with TJ (TBillz) and I was always under someone.
“And then I went to Flytime and Mavin. At some point, I just wanted to step out on my
own and take that risk for once. Then, I’d been with him for like six-seven years.
It was a very difficult time.”
“I cried, went off social media for like months. I was really depressed;
scared of doing it. But I also knew that I didn’t want to not do it and later regret.
It was definitely the right move and they gave me their blessing.
“I still talk to them, play them my music, and show them my videos.
Sometimes, you have to move for somebody else.
I feel like me leaving was… they were able to focus on Rema. Who knows?
Rema have grown to become one of the best artiste in the country as he’s been dropping hits after hits.