Michael Collins aka Don Jazzy has come a very long way as Nigeria’s most decorated music producer and astute music mogul. The name Don Jazzy commands a mammoth amount of influence. Don baba J has produced a long list of first class hits songs, best selling afro-pop albums, headed one of the biggest record labels in Africa, defunct Mo’Hits Records and now Mavin Records. Yes, that makes him such a big deal in the Nigerian music industry.
It will take anybody that aspires to beat his record more than just magic fingers to dwarf his achievements. Why? Because Don Jazzy is not just an ace music producer, he understands the business part of music; he knows how to sell records. At this time in Nigerian music we have very ‘mad’ producers; Pheelz, Young Jonn, DJ Coublon, GospelOnDeBeatz, Masterkraft, DJ Ruffee and the rest too numerous to mention. But the above listed producers have not come close to achieving as much as Don Jazzy, nonetheless they have fabricated viral hit tunes.
This year has revealed quite a few badass music producers like Krizbeatz, DJ Altims, Egarboi, P2J. These guys are the names behind hits like Pana, Oluwa Ni, Standard, Do Like That, Ajaga, Bad. Out of the lot mentioned I warm up very well to DJ Altims productions. I dare say one music producer to watch. His sound interpretation of afro-fusion is crazy. Only worthy of a protege to Nigeria’s king of sound Don Jazzy. DJ Altims is easily a type of Major Laser.
Altims Beat, born Aluku Timothy, started out as a rapper in his days as a Computer Engineering student in University of Benin. He decided to move behind the microphone after testing himself to improve the contemporary sounds he was hearing on the radio. His rich fusion of afrobeat and hip-hop ensures that he will remain at the top of his game for a long time.
DJ Altims was signed to Mavin Records in 2012. I want to bet my chips on DJ Altims as one music producer who can replicate the massive success of his Boss Don baba J or better still dethrone him. But it won’t all happen overnight.
Is There really Any Producer Who Can Dethrone Don Jazzy As King?