Wande Coal: “There’s No Beef with Don Jazzy…I Didn’t Have No Contract”

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 9:37 AM

By BellaNaija.com

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There’s no beef between Wande Coal and Don Jazzy.

At least that’s what Wande Coal is saying. The Nigerian music star is in London for the GTBank CTcrea8 free concert to be held at indigo2 today Friday 15th November 2013.

He spoke to Adesope Olajide of Factory78 for the Vox Africa live special promoting the concert.

He was asked about the much publicised beef between him and superstar producer Don Jazzy which started because of copyright issues surrounding the song “Baby Face“. (click here to read)

He said;

“Everybody knows that i’m black diamond and it’s something I always wanted to do, so I decided to create my own label. The song was supposed to be on my album but since we fell out it was just void so it’s not like it went against any contractual agreement.
But there’s no animosity. I’ve still got love for Don Jazzy.”

Wande is not signed to D’banj‘s DB Records. He also said he is interested in signing Yvonne Nelson to his label.

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  • 34 Comments on “Wande Coal: “There’s No Beef with Don Jazzy…I Didn’t Have No Contract””

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    • Hurpeyeahmie November 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      issorait

    • Bowman November 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Hmm. You left the hand that fed u?

      • kilipot November 16, 2013 at 12:08 AM

        Abeg move jor…what silly hand?

    • Dlapikin November 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      t makes him think just because he did not have a contract he can use someone’s work without giving credit? What level of ignorance is that??

    • Dlapikin November 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      **What makes him think just because he did not have a contract he can use someone’s work without giving credit? What level of ignorance is that??

      • Nike November 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

        God bless you… How does not having a contract with Mavin justify the fact that you used a song that you didn’t write/ do not own?
        If i were Don Jazzy, I’ll sue his ass for everything he is worth!
        Don Jazzy and Co, you need to legally bind every business you do. You are not illiterates for God’s sake!

      • Person November 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        EXACTLY! Hasn’t he ever heard of verbal
        contracts?!

    • Idak November 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

      Contract talk again??
      I hope these guys/gals will learn a lesson.
      you can’t do serious business with no written and legal binding arrangement.

    • tolu November 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      paguan!

    • Great Portland Street November 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Yvonne Nelson ok o

    • whocares November 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      clearly Mr Coal doesn’t understand the concept of fiduciary
      obligations and how they arise.. no contract? no contract at all?
      none? ooh that cant be right, not in this day and age. my man needs
      to invest in quality legal advice, and a legal team..

      • Idak November 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        Same advice goes to Jazzy. As big as he is purported to be
        I struggle to understand how the concept of legally binding
        agreements are alien to him. When folks are even signing contracts
        of some sort with their nannies and house helps.

    • whocares November 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      clearly Mr Coal doesn’t understand the concept of fiduciary
      obligations and how they arise.. no contract? no contract at all?
      none? ooh that cant be right, not in this day and age. my man needs
      to invest in quality legal advice, and a legal team..

    • lara November 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      Abeg Yvonne Nelson don dey sing?jst asking ….

    • Don'tcare November 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      All I see is the dark shades and winter coat

      • goldfinch November 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM

        lol……that’s all i see too

    • ty November 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Thats y school is important, u took someones work and dint
      credit him, then said because it was void and it was supposed to be
      on ur album, yet u dint write it or compose it or make d beat…you
      are a THIEF AND A BLOODY ILLITERATE! DON BABA J im sure u v learnt
      ur lesson, pls sign a written contract next time, dont let this
      happen again

    • Daniel November 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Is that an excuse to use his work & release a song
      word for word? BTW, are you sure you had no contract with Mavin?
      Did you get paid for performances? Were you getting fees? On what
      basis where you being paid these……..

    • St. ed November 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      This just shows that alot of Nigerian artistes are
      oblivious of the act of professionalism. His reply to plagiarising
      Don Jazzy’s song is just sheer idiotic. Anyway, I don’t blame him.
      If there was no contract signed in the first place, then Don Jazzy
      opened the avenue for him to ‘steal’ or plagiarise his work. How
      can a big guy like Don Jazzy not have a signed contract with his
      protégés? It’s totally absurd. This is what happens when
      professionalism is swept under the carpet and nepotism is allowed
      to reign. As a music exec, no matter how close or friendly his boys
      may be – Wande coal et al, he should have drawn up a contract and
      made all of them sign. I hope he doesn’t have any problem with Tiwa
      Savage or Dr. Sid cos it seems he doesn’t know how to manage his
      artistes without ending in a misunderstanding…… NO EXCUSE FOR
      IGNORANCE.

    • Ada Nnewi November 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      The word “ole” keeps coming to mind every time I see this
      guy now…

    • Loveis my religion. November 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      Na wa o . Why cant he just speak normally hein without forming britiko accent. Plus wande coal in winter coats in a room . ko easy rara…

    • Wow November 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Sigh! “I didn’t have no contract”…really? Please let’s copy correct English and accents jare not ghetto ways of talking.

      • goldfinch November 15, 2013 at 9:04 PM

        Gbam!
        I’m scrolling down and reading comments and hoping that someone will talk about this.

    • Hadassah November 15, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      I see an implied contract though. Quite surprised don jazzy had no k with you in such a business.

    • olori Tari November 15, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      Don’t even get the Genesis of all these negative
      comments…Read the comments before watching the video and I was
      already imagining the horrific statement he must have made, watched
      it and I’m quite dumbfounded….lol nawa ooo. PS: That song ain’t
      even worth all this brouhaha…

    • rootwoo.com November 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      It is nt a crime for him to leave don jazzy to start a life on his own, bt he shld ve left peacefuly.

    • Anonymous 1 November 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      Emm, why is he wearing a winter Jacket and sunglasses indoors? Anybody else notice that? O_O

    • Meet9jasinglesHERE November 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      How cme a whole don j couldn’t sign a legal contract with w.c. Mehn d.j messd up.

    • Nneka November 15, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      My naija peeps!! Click on the link, and Enjoy the write up
      by someone “legal point of view”
      http://africamusiclaw.com/analysis-between-don-jazzy-v-wande-coal-who-is-the-rightful-copyright-owner-of-babyface/

    • ned November 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      winter jacket and shades in a studio that’s probably got heaters? even if you were in the north pole bruv…

    • bide November 15, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      Whats with the forced accent now?Sounded very
      annoying..Dude needs to work on his diction

    • Waanemi November 15, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      Na lie, beef dey!!!

    • Decoded Lyrics November 16, 2013 at 3:47 AM

      I honestly think that this is telling of what is taking place in the music industry in Nigeria. Lack of infrastructure causes room to loosely abide by contracts as well as not honor them. Wande Coal was placed in the back burner with the launch of Mavin and is just doing what is best for his career.

    • Beekay November 18, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Ma guy looks so vulnerable and insecure. Wish him all the very best