Mp3bullet.ng presents Top 10 popular Songs Produced By Don Jazzy.
When you talk about Nigeria’s biggest influential producers, Don Jazzy would make the list with his long list of hit songs as evidence.
Few people are as musically astute as Michael Ajereh Collins a.k.a. Don Jazzy, who knows his onions and the ordinary Nigerian music consumer.
Don Jazzy is a Nigerian producer who loves to sprinkle his beats with plenty of filters, lending his tracks a trippy, hallucinatory vibe.
He has developed two fantastic music groups from the ground up, Mo’Hits and Mavins, which have had a lot of commercial success.
The talented producer, who has received numerous honours and awards, became one of Africa’s biggest exports after contributing production work to Lift Off, a tune on Jay Z and Kanye West’s Grammy-winning album Watch the Throne.
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In celebration of this exceptional character who clocked a new age recently, Mp3bullet.ng highlights the 10 greatest hit songs Don Jazzy has produced in the last decade:
When the Mo’Hits broke up and Mavin was formed, they suffered for a while, but Don Jazzy came through with this Mavin all-star mega-hit, cementing the label’s position as one of the country’s top record labels.
The infectious and melodious song, which featured Don Jazzy’s Midas touch, caused grandparents and children to yell ‘Doro‘ whenever it was played. It included Tiwa Savage, Di’ja, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Dr Sid, and D’Prince.
It was an instant hit and was dubbed “Song of the Year” as people began referring to themselves as “Doro.” At the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, the song was named Song of the Year.
Don Jazzy delivered yet again with the beats for Korede Bello’s ‘God Win.’ The song was launched during an election year in Nigeria in 2015, and it quickly became the official victory song for elected politicians and anyone who had a reason to thank God.
‘GodWin‘ was a hit on both the secular and Christian music scene because it was so good. It was a national hit, with many people singing it in church.
Fall In Love
‘Fall In Love‘ is still a go-to wedding party song on any given day.
With a contemporary high-life instrumental, a lovely sax solo from Yemi Sax, and Wande Coal providing his vocals prowess in the background, Don Jazzy provided D’Banj with the biggest love song in the country at the time.
The music video features Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji as the video vixen. Genny was rumoured to be dating the Kokomaster at the time this song was made.
Don Jazzy produced ‘Surulere‘ for Nigerian rapper Dr Sid in 2014 under Mavin Records. It was a fan favourite from Dr Sid’s sophomore album, ‘Siduction.’
Dr Sid’s ‘Surulere’ was broadcast on radio stations across the country, and a remix with Wizkid and Phyno was made due to popular demand.
Mr Endowed & Mr Endowed Remix
When they were still together, Don Jazzy and D’banj had such a strong relationship that birthed multiple hits together, including ‘Mr Endowed.’
It didn’t end there; Snoop Dogg, an American rapper, appeared on the official remix of ‘Mr Endowed,’ which was even bigger. This song catapulted D’banj into the international spotlight.
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‘Who is the koko, where is the koko’.
Nigerian music enthusiasts will remember these lines for the rest of their lives.
The song, which was released in 2004, brought two great UK returnees to our attention. It launched Don Jazzy’s production career as well as the duo’s long-running musical collaboration.
Don Jazzy produced ‘Pop Something,’ a song by Dr Sid, while still when Mo’Hits was still active.
It was the quintessential music for any celebration at the time. This is another Don Baba J classic since the song continues to be played at festivals and parties years after it was first released.
While the Mo’Hits movement was still going strong, the record label released the album “Mo’ Hits All Stars – Curriculum Vitae.” The album’s excellent single, ‘Booty Call,’ was a tremendous radio and television smash.
The Mo’Hits crew was a household brand in Nigerian music at this point, dropping success after hit. You know the beat was made by Don Jazzy when you hear “it’s Don Jazzy again.”
‘Booty Call’ was another amazing production with an energetic bassline.
This is undoubtedly Wande Coal’s best song to date, and it is unquestionably one of the best R&B tracks of the last decade.
Who can forget the chimes’ sound, along with the wonderful kicks and the near-perfect arrangement that introduced Mushin’s Black Diamond’s raw falsetto tone?
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This is without a doubt Don Jazzy’s most impacting and momentous production, owing to the fact that it is the last official collaboration between himself and D’Banj.
The song, which was released in 2011, propelled the duo to the height of their careers while also bringing their relationship to an end.
The song was nominated for a number of awards both in Nigeria and overseas. This is without a doubt Don Jazzy’s best work to date. ‘Oliver Twist‘ was the first Afrobeats song to chart in the United Kingdom.