Nigeria’s multi talented musician, Don Jazzy has emerged the second richest musician in Africa, According to the 2015 rating of top 10 musicians in Africa done by Forbes, a leading source for reliable business news and financial institution.
The list of the top 10 most bankable/richest artistes in Africa, however, put Don Jazzy at number two, coming behind Senegalese R&B Crooner, Akon.
The list complied in conjunction with channel ‘O’ used factors such as endorsement, value, popularity, show reates, sales, awards, ‘You Tube’ views, appearances in newspapers, investments social media presence, influence and so many other factors.
Don Jazzy, born Micheal Collins Ajereh on November 26, 1982 is a multi award-winning record producer, singer, song writer, musician and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigeria record label MoHits records, founded in May 2013, after his split up with childhood friend and MoHits partner D’banj.
Born in Umuahia, Abia State, his first signing was D’Banj who was at that time also the Vice President after the split.
Jazzy’s first full credit production work was in 2004 on “Tongolo” for D’Banj. He went on to produce D’Banj’s first studio album titled “No Long thing” which was released in 2005.
He has produced tracks for Dr Sid, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Darey, Naeto C. Olakunle Excel et Zanga (O.A.U), Sauce Kid, Ikech Ukwu and Tiwa Savage. He also collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West on the production ‘Lift Off’ featuring Beyonce’ on the album ‘Watch The Throne,’ released on August 8, 2011.
Other on the list are:
At number three is the music duo P.Square who have recorded sold out concerts.
D-Banj who has multi million naira deals is number four on the list.
Wizkid an EME artiste is CEO of “Star Boy.”
Face Idibia who has recorded 10 million CD sales and at least 7 million digital sales.
Ansiemo Ralph, Samsung and Cocacola ambassador is number seven on the Forbes list.
Sarkodie, He is a rapper who is also Ghana’s youth ambassador.
Ice Prince: Ice Prince a ‘Plug ‘N’ Play” ambassador is number nine of the richest African musicians.