Don Jazzy's bio and net worth: How has he become famous?

Don Jazzy's bio and net worth: How has he become famous?

Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy or Don Baba J, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He co-founded the now-defunct record label Mo' Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of Mo' Hits record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records. What else do we know about this hitmaker?

Don Jazzy
Music producer Don Jazzy. Photo: @donjazzy (modified by author)
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Don Jazzy began his music career in Nigeria in the early 2000s. He has been involved in several business ventures, including Flobyt free WiFi services.

Profile summary

Real nameMichael Collins Ajereh
Also knownDon Jazzy
Gender Male
Date of birth26 November 1982
Age40 years (as of 2023)
Zodiac signSagittarius
Place of birthUmuahia, Nigeria
Current residenceLekki, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
EthnicityAfrican
ReligionChristianity
SexualityStraight
Height6'0" ft (182 cm)
Weight198 lb (90kg)
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack
FatherCollins Enebeli Ajereh
Siblings3
Relationship statusSingle
SchoolFederal Government College Lagos
University Ambrose Alli University
ProfessionProducer and Musician
Net worth$10 million
FacebookDon Jazzy
Twitter@DONJAZZY
Instagram@donjazzy

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Don Jazzy's biography

How old is Don Jazzy? Don Jazzy was born Michael Collins Ajereh on 26 November 1982. As of 2023, Don Jazzy's age is 40 years. Interestingly, Don Jazzy and his father share a birthday.

Where is Don Jazzy from?

The hitmaker was born in Umuahia, Abia State, but he hails from Isoko in Delta State. His late mother is an Igbo princess from Abia state, while Don Jazzy's father, Collins Enebeli, is from Isoko.

Don Jazzy's songs
A collage photo of Don Jazzy. Photo: @donjazzy (modified by author)
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The artist has three siblings: James Collins Enebeli, Joy Solano and Charles Collins Enebeli. His brother, Charles Enebeli, is also a musician and businessman popularly known as D'Prince.

Educational background

He attended the co-educational high school and is also an alumnus of Federal Government College, Lagos. He has a degree in Business Management from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

Career

Don Jazzy found an interest in music early in life. In fact, it is reported that he started playing the drums before the age of 4 and at age 12, he began to play the bass guitar. He also gained knowledge of traditional and percussion instruments.

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In 2000, Jazzy visited London when his uncle invited him to play the drums for the local church. While in London, Don Jazzy gained employment at McDonald's as a security guard.

He continued nurturing his interest in music, associating with Solek, JJC, Kas, The 419 Squad and D'Banj. He then learnt how to produce from Emeka Infiniti at O-Town Record company.

Mo' Hits Records

Inspired, he started planning on opening his own record label. Thanks to his business management education, along with experience in watching professionals, he partnered with D'Banj in 2004 to establish Mo' Hits Records.

Mo' Hits became such a success that in two years, Don Jazzy had already wrapped up two albums, No Long Thing and Rundown/Funk You Up, and was on the third, Curriculum Vitae.

In 2008, he was credited with the production of The Entertainer. He also contributed to the production of Wande Coal's Mushin 2 MoHits.

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Although Don Jazzy did not take credit as a singer, he performed background vocals for the artists he produced, including D'Banj, Sauce Kid, Dr SID, Ikechukwu, Kween, D'Prince, and Jay-Z.

In 2011, Don Jazzy was employed by Kanye West as a producer at Very Good Beatz. Here, he worked with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production of Lift Off, featuring Beyoncé on the album Watch The Throne, released on 8 August 2011.

In March 2012, Don Jazzy and D'Banj abandoned their partnership, citing artistic differences.

Mavin Records

On 7 May 2012, Jazzy announced a new record label, Mavin Records. He said,

I see Mavin Records being the power house of Music in Africa in the shortest possible time.

The label has signed talented artists such as Dr.SID, D'Prince, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Di'ja, Poe, Jonny Drille, and the DNA twins.

Don Jazzy's songs

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Don has so far released four albums and collaborated with various musicians. Below is a table of some of his songs.

YearSong
2022All I'm Saying
2022Amina
2022Overloading
2022You
2022Alle
2022Won Da Mo
2022Ogini Na Fio
2022Jara
2022Losing You
2022Won Le Le
2020Safe
2020Ife
2019All Is in Order
2016Oliver Twist
2016Up To Something
2015Jantamanta
2015Get Down
2014Looku Looku
2014Dorobucci Highlife
2014Adaobi
2014Dorobucci

How rich is Don Jazzy?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Don Jazzy's net worth is alleged to be $10 million. He has made his net worth majorly from his music career and other business ventures.

Don Jazzy's net worth
A collage photo of Don Jazzy. Photo: @donjazzy (modified by author)
Source: UGC

The hitmaker has property on Banana Island, an artificial island that lies beside the Lagos shore. His mansion in this location is said to be valued at around ₦150M. He also has another property nicknamed Lekki Office in Lekki.

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When it comes to his car collection, he owns a fleet of cars such as the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Lexus LX570, Toyota Prado, Porsche 911 Carrera, a Cadillac Escalade SUV, Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and a Range Rover Sports SUVs.

Is Don Jazzy married?

The Nigerian singer is currently single. He was married to Michelle Jackson in 2003, but the couple split two years later. The singer does not intend to marry again because he is afraid that his love and passion for music may again damage someone's feelings.

How tall is Don Jazzy?

Don Jazzy's height is 6 feet (182 centimetres), and he weighs 198 pounds (90 kilograms). He has black hair and eyes.

Don Jazzy is undeniably one of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry, but his fame does not stop there. He is well-known all over the world for his excellent music-producing skills.

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Adrianna Simwa (Lifestyle writer) Adrianna Simwa is a content writer at Legit.ng where she has worked since mid-2022. She has written for many periodicals on a variety of subjects, including news, celebrities, and lifestyle, for more than three years. She has worked for The Hoth, The Standard Group and Triple P Media. Adrianna graduated from Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2020. In 2023, Simwa finished the AFP course on Digital Investigation Techniques. You can reach her through her email: adriannasimwa@gmail.com

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