Don Jazzy, a seasoned producer and music executive from Nigeria, has explained why he declined to sign Wizkid and Davido to his now-defunct record label, Mo’hits.
The CEO of Mavin said that Wizkid had already been signed by EME chairman Banky W when he attempted to sign the Starboy to the label.
He claimed he had the chance to sign Davido but passed because he realised he would be successful without the backing of a record label.
Don Jazzy was also regretful he passed on Simi and Teni. He claimed that the arrangement to sign rapper Falz The Bahd Guy fell through.
He revealed this claim when appearing as a guest on Fisayo Fosudo’s Leaderboard programme.
He said, “I like Simi, I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I like Teni, but I didn’t sign her. I wish I did.
“I had the opportunity of signing Davido but I didn’t because I kind of figured that he would be fine. Wizkid, obviously, I couldn’t because Banky W got to him first. That would have been amazing.
“Falz, I love his work. We almost had a deal.
See video below;
“I couldn’t sign Wizkid because Banky W got to him first”
– Don Jazzy on signing Wizkid back then pic.twitter.com/tpAH7CRkmb
— BASITO (@itzbasito) July 13, 2023