MAMA Award: Don Jazzy Hails D’banj


Ace music producer and leader of Supreme Mavin Dynasty, Michael Collins, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has hailed his former business partner, Dapo Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name, D’banj, for the feat recorded at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) held in South Africa, describing him as the baddest entertainer he knows.

Don Jazzy was reacting to the MAMA Evolution awards won by D’banj, which the Kokomaster dedicated to the Doroboss.

The Evolution awards is a new category honouring established artists who have made an indelible mark on African and global music culture.

“Shout out to the baddest entertainer we know on the MAMA EVOLUTION AWARD. Thanks 4 the dedication bro @Iamdbanj,” Don Jazzy posted on his Twitter handle.


Don Jazzy and D’banj established the successful Mo’Hits Records in 2004 which brought to limelight music stars like D’banj, Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, D’Prince and K-Switch.

The first album released by the label was D’banj’s No Long Thing in 2005. Other albums are Rundown & The Entertainer (D’banj), Mushin2Mohits (Wande Coal) & Turning Point (Dr SID). The label also released a compilation album called Mo’Hits All Stars along with many other singles from its artists which proved to be National Hits. Don Jazzy won various accolades including Nigeria Music Awards (NMA) Producer of the Year in 2006, and Nigeria Entertainment Awards Music Producer of the Year in 2007.

The label has also attracted foreign interest from international acts like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z

However, the musical marriage between D’Banj and Don Jazzy ended on a sour note in 2012.



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