Music mogul and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy, has expressed his regret for failing to sign the two prolific musical artists; Simi and Falz, in the early stages of their careers.
Speaking in a Black Box interviewwith Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Don Jazzy revealed how he lost Falz because of his affiliation with another manager and how he failed to choose Simi in a music contest he staged years back.
Don Jazzy also noted that the singer he never wanted to manage was Davido.
In his words:
“I can’t say I turned them down. For Falz, the working situation wasn’t just right. I ran 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 the person that took part but she didn’t win.
“I didn’t pick the winners. I like her but you can’t sign anybody. That’s one person I also regretted, I won’t say regret. 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 where I would move you from Atlanta to Nigeria for work. I can now and we will 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 hotstars. 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,”