Top Nigerian music producer, Michael Ajereh, who is popularly known as Don Jazzy has made a revelation that foreign artistes are usually scared to make music and work with him.
The Mavin Boss and renowned producer made the revelation in an interview conducted by Boiler room in collaboration with British Council.
“Most of these American artistes would call you, they believe you have something that they like, so they call you to come and try something out”, Don Jazzy said.
“A bunch of people that I have tried to work with or have tried to work with me chicken out at the end of the day because they aren’t really ready for the music change; they want me to tweak it till it gets back to their sound.“I can give you your sound, but then, you called me for something and then I try to give to my sound and I want you to do your thing on top of it which would give the sound a wider recognition but they say they aren’t ready for this switch drastically. I think they are still scared.”
He revealed that Nigerian music is made to help people in their mood and delight them during struggle. “Everyone is struggling; we all have a problem in the country but there are sometimes when we need that peace of mind. “While some people are consciously trying to make you aware of what is going on in the struggle, there should be other people that would keep you happy when you are going through the struggles and that is where we come in.”
By: Wilson Manishimwe