Michael Collins Ajereh (born November 26, 1982) is a Nigerian record producer, Brand Ambassador, record executive, musician, entrepreneur, and influencer best known by his stage name Don Jazzy. He is the CEO of Mavin Records, which he created. Don Jazzy and Dbanj were co-owners of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record company.
While playing the bass guitar in his local church as a youth, Don Jazzy soon learned about music. Since then, he has gone on to become a multi-award-winning Nigerian music producer.
D’banj, Dr Sid, Wande Coal, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Ikechukwu, and others are among the Nigerian musicians with whom he has teamed up with. Don Jazzy has a long history of music production credits, having produced plenty of hits over the course of his career. Over the previous 20 years, Don Jazzy has contributed to the emergence of a number of songs.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of Don Jazzy’s 35 most hit tracks:
1. Why Me
Why Me is a song by Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, from the album Runtown, which was released in 2006. D’Banj was still a member of the Mo’Hits group at the time, which was co-headed by Don Jazzy.
Why Me is an Afrobeat/Afropop song about a one-night encounter that wanted to evolve into a regular business but for which the singer was unavailable. It was a hit song in its first year and continues to be so now.
Tongolo is and always will be a hit song. Tongolo is a track from D’Banj’s debut album, “No Long Thing,” and it’s also one of my favorites. Tongo has all the appropriate vibes and will quickly change your mood from 0 to 100. That influence, I believe, still exists. Tongolo is widely regarded as one of Don Baba J’s greatest works.
3. Oliver Twist
D’Banj charmed music fans with his song Oliver Twist. Everywhere you turn, Oliver Twist blares from the speakers. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the clubhouses or on the streets.
The song’s title does not require an explanation because the meaning is obvious. Oliver Twist is a successful song from the musicians’ fourth studio album, “King Don Come.”
D’Banj followed up his album “The Entertainer,” which was released in 2008, with another huge hit titled “Suddenly.” The Don Jazzy-produced song is a party jam that can be played everywhere and has gotten a lot of airplay even years after it was released.
D’Banj’s song Igwe features Don Jazzy, the one and only greatest musician. D’banj is effectively letting us know that he is the King of Afropop, as Igwe translates to “King” in Igbo dialect. The artist incorporated some Igbo in his lyrics on the track Igwe.
6. Scape Goat
Scape Goat was a song that drew in fans from all around the world. D’banj swore to be a scapegoat for the lady he loves, which is exactly what we all do when we fall in love. Don Jazzy was in charge of scapegoat’s production.
7. Fall In Love
Because of who the artist featured in the music video for Fall in Love, it was a controversial song. I’m not sure how he accomplished it, but D’banj managed to get Genevieve Nnaji, a top Nigerian actress, to appear in his music video.
Most Nigerians were taken aback because they couldn’t help but think the two were dating at the time. To say the least, the chemistry was on target. Fall In Love is a classic love song, and in the music video, D’banj proposes to Genevieve. It was enchanted. We adore a musician who can pull off a dare.
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8. Mo Gbono Feli Feli
Mo Gbono Feli Feli was a smash back in the day, thanks to the Don’s backing vocals and production credit. As the name says, it refers to “Hottness,” which is the most desired quality in a location.
To be honest, D’banj was who he was at the moment. One of the game’s hottest and baddest. The song was released in 2008 as part of the album The Entertainer.
In the year 2008, a lot of songs were released, and Kimon was one of them. Another Don-Jazzy collaboration resulted in a powerful track. It was also from his third studio album, The Entertainer, released under Mo’hits Records.
10. If You Dey Craze
If You Dey Craze is a tune from D’Banj’s fourth studio album, The Entertainer, which was released in 2008. It’s a Don Baba Jay-produced Afrobeat tune. The song was also co-written by D’banj and his brother, K-Switch, who used to be a part of Mo’hits Records.
11. Olorun Maje
Olorun Maje is a song written specifically for haters and those who constantly flutter their eyelashes at you and wish for you to fail at every opportunity.
“God Forbid,” as the title “Olorun Maje” implies, is the message of this song. It’s a heartfelt track with addictive and catchy feelings. It also features lyrics that are relatable. D’banj deserves credit for this.
12. Mr. Endowed
Mr. Endowed is a D’banj song that also serves as one of his nicknames. As they each execute their verses, the Koko master teams up with Don Jazzy for some tremendous vocals. Don Jazzy was the producer of the track, which was released in 2015.
Wande Coal’s song Ololufe is a love song. “Ololufe,” which means “Lover,” is another Mo’Hits song from his studio album Curriculum Vitae, which was released in 2007.
Wande Coal begs his lover not to leave him on the stunning tune Ololufe, because she is the only one he has. It’s a song that has the power to soften even the hardest of hearts.
Wande Coal’s Taboo is another love song from the Mo’Hits stable. The track was released by the veteran singer in 2009, and it is rather impressive. Taboo is a track from Mushin To Mohits, a studio album.
15. Go Low
Wande Coal’s “Go Low” is a party tune that has rocked both the clubs and the streets. The song is a timeless classic that was released in 2015 as part of the album Selection. It’s also one of Don Jazzy’s most well-known productions.
Ten Ten is a song written by Wande Coal and performed by the Mo’Hits all-stars. It’s another Mo’Hits Records classic that was released in 2009. Wande Coal tells his lover in this funky music that he isn’t going to play games with her love, as Ten-Ten signifies games.
17. Se Na Like This
Wande Coal, a Nigerian multi-talent, released another great single titled Se Na Like This. This powerful and meaningful song is from his 2009 album Mushin 2 Mohits. Don Jazzy’s productions continue to astound.
18. That’s Wots Up
Wande Coal’s That’s Wots Up is a popular single from the outstanding artist’s studio album Mushin To MoHits, which was released in 2009 under the MoHits record label.
Rotate is a song by Wande Coal, a serial hitmaker, that was released in 2015 as part of the album Selection. The song is a certified club anthem that is very danceable and was sure to turn heads when it first came out.
20. You Bad
Wande Coal, a talented Nigerian singer, released an excellent song named You Bad starring D Banj. This song is from his album Mushin 2 Mohits, which was released in 2009. Don Jazzy produced the song You Bad.
21. Oga Titus
Oga Titus was one of the Ultimate Mavin Dynasty’s hit singles in 2016. It was a good tune from D’Prince that dominated the airwaves for a long period. It was one of the records that affirmed Don Jazzy’s supremacy as a record label executive following his split with D’Banj, his former lead artist and business partner.
22. Take Banana
When Take Banana was released in 2014, it was a game-changing tune. This record’s hook was repeated at least 72 times, and the production is just outstanding. D’Prince, Don Jazzy’s younger brother and label signee at the time, was compelled to write this mega hit song.
23. Jonzing World
D’Prince, Wizkid, and Jesse Jags collaborated on Jonzing World in 2010, when they were all the newest guys at the time. Jonzing World is an old single from the mo-hits era, when D’Prince was recognized as a master of creating catchy tunes and slang that somehow always found their way into ‘pop culture’.
24. Now Is The Time
Now is the Time is the third track on Ikechukwu’s Alliance Reconstructed album, which was released in 2011. Don Jazzy, who also sung the chorus and produced the song, was featured on the track.
It’s a catchy highlife track with Ikechukwu’s fast-paced sing-song lyrics that almost seem like rap.
25. Whine Am Well
Ikechukwu, Don Jazzy, and D’Banj collaborated on Whine Am Well. World Famous Akademy, owned by Ikechukwu, released it in 2008. D’Banj re-released it in 2009 as part of his Carnival Street Bangers album.
Don Jazzy said in 2010 that Ikechukwu’s album deal with the record company had been canceled.
Dorobucci was a 2014 single by The Mavins, a collective formed when the Mo-hits label split and the Mavin Dynasty was formed. Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Dr Sid, D’Prince, Korede Bello, and Di’Jah were among the artists featured on the track.
It all started with a viral hashtag created by Don Jazzy on Twitter, and it quickly grew into one of the year’s most popular songs.
27. Looku Looku
The Mavin Collective has released yet another popular single, Looku Looku. Don Jazzy was the driving force behind this album, which also featured Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, D’Prince, and Di’Jah.
28. All Is In Order
The Mavin New Gen & Don Jazzy collaboration is a 2020 record. Don Jazzy’s chorus was really catchy, and Korede Bello, Rema, Crayon, and DNA all delivered outstanding performances.
29. Janta Manta
Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, and DiJah were all featured on the Mavins’ Janta Manta album and single, which was released in 2015.
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30. Close To You
Close To You was a popular single from the Mo-Hits All-Stars album Curriculum Vitae in 2007. Wande Coal, with his exquisite voice, had the chorus in control, and D’Banj, Dr Sid, D’Prince, and Ikechukwu all made appearances in the video.
Pere was a smash hit from the Mo Hits All Stars album Curriculum Vitae, released in 2007. D’Banj, Wande Coal, D’Prince, and Don Jazzy were among the contributors. In 2007, Pere was one of the most popular songs in the country, and it was even one of the most popular songs of the year.
32. Been Long You Saw Me
With three singles, Go Low, Been Long You Saw Me, and Private Trips, Wande Coal chose to return to the music scene.
Been Long You Saw Me, An Uptemo’s record, which was produced by Don Jazzy and released in 2011, rocked all Nigerian clubs and was a strong hitter on speakers. Wande Coal utilized this tune to dispel allegations that he had left Mo’hit.
33. The Kick
Wande Coal’s track “The Kick,” featuring Don Jazzy, ‘Don baba J,’ was released in 2013. Don Jazzy, who is also the song’s producer, contributed a great kick and vocal to this single. After Mo’Hit changed to Mavin Records, The Kick came with a captivating music video.
34. Pop Champagne
Dr. Sid’s new album, produced by Don Jazzy, is a celebratory song. The second video from Dr SID’s Turning Point album is Pop Champagne Visuals. Walt Banger directed the movie for Banger Soup Productions, which was shot in the Tribeca Night Club in Lagos.
On Pop Champagne, Dr Sid sought the help of Koko Master D’banj, and the two collaborated on a club smash.
Nigerians’ favorite Tiwa x Don Jazzy collaboration is Eminado. Eminado translates to ‘Good Luck Charm.’ Once Upon a Time (2013) was Tiwa’s debut studio album, and it was released as the seventh single.
The song, which features Don Jazzy’s rapsy bass and Tiwa’s sensuous vocals, became a success and earned a lot of great feedback.
Many people didn’t bother to look up who produced the music, despite the song’s popularity. Don Jazzy, the ace producer, musician, and influencer, is the brain behind the beats and the voice, which should come as no surprise.