I’m having one of those weeks where I look around me and pick up topics discussed in smaller crowds with no one willing to go public.
I worked with Don jazzy and D’banj in 2007/2008 but I dealt more with D’banj because Don Jazzy was a man of few words.
There’s something about men of few words, they take their time to poison you and watch you die without revealing any form of emotion.
I kept my distance and maintained a cordial professional relationship with Don Jazzy.
When we stopped working together, we all maintained a good relationship until www.360nobs.com leaked promo’ed “Feeling Good” by D’banj and Tuface.
This was how it happened…
Team 360Nobs: Hey, Nobs, we just got a song by Tuface & D’banj, Its new and not on any site. Should we put it on?
Nobs: Really? Is the song any good?
Team360Nobs: Yeah but we are scared to put it up and get into any trouble with MOHITS
Nobs: It’s Okay. Trouble is fine. If we don’t put it up, someone else will
Team360Nobs: But Nobs, who will take the fall?
Nobs: Put my name
That statement changed a lot of things. I got calls from Killz at about 7am the following day informing me of how mad D’banj was with me and then as expected Don Jazzy tweeted “ @360Nobs.com, I hope this will make you bigger than Google”.
The relationship went south, people unfollowed each other, people went off Blackberry messenger and calls stopped getting answered.
Pride didn’t let me amend my relationship with Mo’hits and somehow for the lack of someone to blame, I blamed Don Jazzy.
When MO’HITS parted ways, it broke my heart and without thinking I went ahead to blame Don Jazzy.
EASTER SUNDAY MAR 31,2013
LOCATION RITA DOMINIC’S HOUSE
When I arrived at the venue for the Easter Dinner, I didn’t know whom else Rita Dominic had invited. I was surprised when Don Jazzy walked in.
Festive period dinner at Rita Dominic’s has become a regular affair for a few of us.
I was not expecting to see Don Jazzy and it was our first time in the same room since the day we put out the song.
For the lack of what to say,
Nobs: Baba, why you no go AY show?
Don Jazzy: So that you can eat the food wey dem don prepare alone?
Nobs: Yes oo and I don’t think we have enough for you.
Don Jazzy: I go eat your food ooo, Nobs.
I don’t know what my expectations were from Don jazzy but he surprised me that evening.
He sat down on the rug with everyone, ate more than one plate of food and participated in every single game that night.
He was totally open as regards to questions concerning the MO’HITS breakup.
Here’s the thing, I have heard people talk about Don Jazzy’s big heart and goodwill nature but I never expected him to be that open and “airless”in such a gathering.
That Sunday dinner taught me a lot of things about life and a man’s eagerness to judge another.
I was of the opinion that he was overrated but I went home thinking ‘ Music aside, Michael is a nice person’.
TUESDAY 02 APR 2013.
I woke to a text message from Don jazzy saying “I hope you and Ebuka got home safe. Nice one, Bro”.
I was surprised and then I read on some blogs that “a Don jazzy” was at AY’s show and this got me thinking “Does Don Jazzy have a body double and the other is the nice one?”
Footnote: Pick up a book, read it and don’t just judge it by its cover, unless it’s Ikebe Super.