Don Jazzy, a renowned music executive, has explained why he refused to sign Afrobeats artists Wizkid and Davido to his now-defunct record label, Mo’hits.
He made this revelation while he was a guest on the Leaderboard podcast hosted by Fisayo Fosudo.
The CEO of Mavin Records explained that he couldn’t sign Wizkid because Banky W, the CEO of EME Records, had already taken the opportunity to sign the Starboy.
Don Baba J said that he had the opportunity to sign Davido but declined because he believed Davido would succeed without the help of a record label.
Don Jazzy also expressed regret for not signing artists like Simi and Teni. He mentioned that he came close to signing rapper Falz The Bahd Guy, but unfortunately, the deal fell through.
In his words, “I like Simi, I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I like Teni, but I didn’t sign her. I wish I did. I had the opportunity of signing Davido but I didn’t because I kind of figured that he would be fine. Wizkid, obviously, I couldn’t because Banky W got to him first. That would have been amazing. Falz, I love his work. We almost had a deal.”