Nigerian record producer, Don Jazzy has expressed regret for his failure to sign what e called “three hot stars” of Falz, Simi and Teni at the early stages of their career.
CEO of Mavin Records said the the only person he didn’t want to sign was Davido but he knew he was going to be huge as they have money already.
He disclosed while speaking in a Black Box Interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Don Jazzy revealed how he lost Falz due to his affiliation with another manager and how he failed to choose Simi in a music contest he staged years back.
He added that while he was still deciding if he was going to sign Teni, he lost her to faster people.
Don Jazzy said “I can’t say I turned them down. For Falz, the working situation wasn’t just right. I run a firm that could handle almost everything he needed.
“But I think he had like a management company set up already. It was like Tiwa Savage’s but I had to grow into that kind of scenario where I had to handle someone that had a record label, some blueprint process.
“I equally didn’t reject Simi. I did a Twitter contest for ‘Journey of A Thousand Miles’. I also loved her cover because she was one of the people that participated but she didn’t win.
“I didn’t pick the winners. I liked her but you can’t sign anybody. That’s one person I also regretted, I won’t say regret. But I wish we worked on stuff together. The same thing with Teni. We used to check up on each other.
“I had not grown to the point that I would move you from Atlanta to Nigeria for work. Now I can and we work before deciding if we are going to sign. Before I knew what was happening, there were faster people.
“She released records and I was like, ‘okay, we lost that one’. Three hot stars. The only person I didn’t want to sign was Davido I didn’t want to sign him but I knew he was going to be huge. They have money already now,”
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