Michael Collins Ajereh (born 26 November 1982), known professionally as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, audio engineer, record executive, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and the CEO of Mavin Records. Don Jazzy was co-owner of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label with Dbanj.
Don Jazzy was born Micheal Collins Ajereh in Umuahia, Abia State, on November 26, 1982, the son of Collins Enebeli Ajereh and Mrs Ajereh. His father is from Isoko in Delta State. His mother is an Igbo princess from Abia state and his father is a member of the Isoko people. Don jazzy’s younger brother is D’prince (Charles Enebeli). Don jazzy’s family moved to Ajegunle, Lagos where Don Jazzy was raised.
Early life and Education
Ajereh’s family moved to Ajegunle, Lagos where Don Jazzy was raised. He was educated at the co-educational high school, Federal Government College Lagos. Don Jazzy found an interest in music early in life and at age 12, began to play the bass guitar and piano. He also gained knowledge of traditional and percussion instruments. Don Jazzy enrolled in business management studied at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state.
In 2000, Jazzy’s uncle invited him to play the drums for a local church in London and that was his first visit to London. Don Jazzy gained employment at McDonald’s as a security guard. He continued his interest in music, associating with Solek, JJC, Kas, Jesse jags, The 419 Squad, and D’Banj.
Don Jazzy was married to Michelle Jackson in 2003. He claims they both had issues as a result of his ambitious nature and subsequently divorced about two years after they wed. However, he doesn’t plan on getting married anytime soon because he fears his love and dedication to music will hurt someone’s feelings again.
Don Jazzy’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million, according to the list of richest musicians in Africa & Net Worth 2021.