Leader of Nigeria’s high flying music crew, MAVIN’s Don Jazzy is one individual who has contributed in no small measure to the growth of the music industry in Nigeria.
Over a year ago, the likes of Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Dija were greenhorns in the industry until Don Dorobucci gave them the track to run their own races.
Today, they have grown to become stars in their own right, thanks to Don Jazzy’s masterstroke.
In this interview, head of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty reveals the reason behind the forthcoming Mavin Access Concert, possibility of working with D’banj again, why he won’t release his own album anytime soon and other issues.
Why did it take you this long to put together a concert of this magnitude?
I have been planning things in my head but then, it’s now that we are going live. There is no point doing something when you don’t have content. I am a perfectionist, so, until I know that I have what it takes to do one, I won’t do it. I would have come out to say let’s organize a concert, but if you don’t have correct content there is no point doing one
Will D’banj be performing at this concert?
Right now I cannot categorically tell you whether he will call me to say: “Oh you are organizing a concert too? I will come o.” But right now, he is not billed to perform at the concert
Do you have plans to have international artistes at the concert?
Will other artistes be performing aside from the Mavins?
It’s a Mavin concert. Obviously you will see other artistes perform. I have done collaborations with a lot of people. I have done collaborations with P-square, Timaya, Olamide and many more. It’s a Mavin’s and friends concert but more emphasis will be placed on the Mavins.
You are known to be generous; don’t you think you need to work with a foundation to make it official?
I don’t trust some of these foundations. I think it’s just people looking for an opportunity to collect money. I don’t think I need to set up a foundation before I help people. I help people regardless of that. A lot of people have been telling me to set up a foundation. I might do that at a point to satisfy people. For now, it’s not a priority.
Would you be collaborating with D’banj any time soon?
It is possible. We will do it when we both settle down and agree we want to do it. He is busy doing his own thing and I am also busy with my Korede, Reekado and Dija .We live in the same vicinity. By the time we sit down and plan it, we would create something. We would probably work again. As long as there is life, there is nothing impossible.