As we await the miraculous reunion of two popular Nigerian music mega stars, Don Jazzy and D’Banj, here are 5 reasons why their come back may not work.
The list below is made up of concrete fact, diagnosed right from when they were together in the then Mo’Hit records, the cause of their separation and their status today.
1. Strained Relationship:
No matter how we look at it, there is serious bad blood between these two even if they won’t admit it in public. We can still recall at 2face’s 40th anniversary celebration in September when the legendary singer pleaded for at least a song from the duo. D’banj appeared enthusiastic at the idea but Don Jazzy turned his back on the stage, shaking his head. Although that gesture may have been countered by his recent claim of wanting to work with D’banj but being impeded by their schedules, we still doubt that anything will come of it.
D’banj has been rumoured to posses a huge ego, which in the past prevented collaborations with other artists. It was also reported back in 2012 that their split was based on dispute over who owned and controlled what at their then record label Mo’Hits, with D’banj claiming the lion’s share. Despite the passage of time and maybe some maturity on each part, there is the possibility of more clashes in any future partnerships.
3. Mavin Records’ Growth:
Mavin Records is arguably the biggest label in Nigeria currently and Don Jazzy will not watch his efforts on the label dwindle at the expense of making D’Banj Africa’s greatest again. He will prefer a superstar Reekado Banks than a mega star D’Banj.
Out of sight is out of mind: we can’t expect the same kind of chemistry they shared during their first stint together to still be there. Four years is a long time apart and it will definitely affect the output of their work. How will “It’s Don Jazzy again” sound on D’Banj’s lips now?
5. Business Disagreement:
It might be a rumour but rumours often have elements of truth. Money and revenue sharing was part of what caused D’Banj’s and Don Jazzy’s split in 2011 and both parties will be cautious going forward or they may want to avoid such disagreements entirely.
Did you know?
- Don Jazzy and D’Banj separated in 2012.
- Their last collaboration was on the hit song ‘Oliver’.
- Don Jazzy now owns a new record label called ‘Mavin’ with about 7 protégés. While D’Banj has made incredible use of his talent to become a mega star.
- The duo are now more of friends, as they have been seen on several occasions together.