By Ayeotan Shola
Mavins Record is arguably the most successful label in Nigeria at the moment and the Whiz at the helm of affairs, Don Jazzy is as best as they come (in Terms of Producing Bangers and Hits!)
The Record Label has 6 Notable Acts who are currently making waves and have numerous hits to their names – Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, D’ija and Lastly Don Jazzy himself.
As compact as their Crew looks, they are the Hottest – this crew has continued to release Hit Jams and Joints that have turned out to become fan Favorites.
The Crew were last spotted together at the Multi-choice ‘Night Of A Thousand Stars‘ that held in Mauritus, where they performed together with the exception of Tiwa Savage who is still nursing her Son In London – She recently welcomed a Son with her hubby, Last month.
After the thrilling Performance, Don Jazzy had a quick chat with A Reporter of The NET, where he outlined the success story of his record Label and pointed out where other Record Labels are failing.
In his words, ‘I think I was born to do this, there are other record labels doing well also but in my research, I don’t think there’s any record label that’s as passionate about the careers of their artistes as much as I am. I’m over passionate about my artistes.
Until the last man blows, am not happy, I think about their success before I think about making money but most labels are always interested in making back the money they’ve invested and making profit’.
On If he ever worries about the risk of making loss after investing heavily on an artist. He said;
‘I believe in the talent that God has given me, and I believe I’ll make many more hit songs, so if you believe in what you are doing and you work very hard, money will come, you don’t need to be greedy and expect to make all the money in the world when your artiste is not making money.
Sometimes my lawyers tell me the way my artiste contract is set up is wrong because I’m cheating myself with the sharing formula, but I don’t think I’m cheating myself, I think I’m making my artiste very comfortable and in the long run, we’ll be fine because I care more about my name and the glory than the money, but most labels care more about the money than the glory’ he said.
When quizzed on how much he has spent so far building his successful empire. He quipped;
‘Before God and man I will not be able to tell you that, because I don’t know, maybe the problem that the other record labels have is the fact that they can tell you’.
‘I’ve made stupid money. A lot of money and I’m very comfortable’.