Don Jazzy made the revelations during his appearance as a guest on the Leaderboard podcast hosted by Fisayo Fosudo.
Mavins Records CEO, Don Jazzy
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.
Regarding Davido, Don Baba J revealed that he had the chance to sign him but chose not to because he believed Davido would thrive without the support 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.”