Frontline Nigerian music producer and Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, has said he has no hard feelings against any of his acts that decide to exit his music label. He made the clarification following inquiries from fans via Twitter. A fan had asked why musicians were leaving his record label and the hit maker replied: “Why do u graduate from secondary/university? People grow bro.”
The enquiries, are surely not unconnected with the recent exit of pop star, Reekado Banks who left the label in December 2018 to form his own ‘BANKS MUSIC’ imprint after spending about 5 years with Don Jazzy, Dr Sid and others. With many music commentators constantly comparing the success or otherwise of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, as the label is also known, founded in May 2012, to the defunct Mo Hits Records which was led by Don Jazzy and his former partner and friend, D’banj, it is not totally surprising that fans are asking questions once again. Although bankable talents like Dr Sid, Tiwa Savage, Dija, Korede Bello, Johnny Drille and the DNA twins are still with the label, many fans are not seeing things from that perspective. Also commenting, another follower was even more straightforward, telling Don Jazzy that his label is dead.
“Mr Jazzy, is mavin dead or Buhari’s change has hit your label? This one your top artistes are leaving, leaving behind the learner’s and the upcoming,” Ambrose Okwoli Jnr (@AmbroseOkwoli), wrote, to which Don Jazzy replied: “Naaa we never die. We just faint small. E Dey happen. Pray for us to recover if you can. ” In addition, Don Jazzy said: “Well we haven’t satisfied the high expectations you have so far. We have taken notes and suggestions from some very loyal fans and have been working on some great ideas. Pls stay tuned during the year. Your feedbacks are always helpful.