During a Black Box Interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the CEO of Mavin Records and record producer,
Don Jazzy expressed his regrets for not signing Falz, Simi, and Teni.
He 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”.
Don Jazzy further stated that he wished he signed Falz and Simi when the opportunity came regardless
of what the situation was at that time. He however revealed that the only person he never wanted to
manage was Davido.
“The only person I didn’t want to sign was Davido”