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It’s Already a Year? Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records turns One




It’ll be an understatement to say that the industry wasn’t surprised when on May 8 2012, Don Jazzy uttered these words – “The way forward now is to make sure I keep bringing you guys more of the beautiful music you all love to dance to” and in the process, officially launched a collective of some of Nigeria’s greatest artists and producers – Mavin Records.

It’s been a year now and well, it’s safe to say that, although they are not standing as great as Mo’Hits did; they are clearly still one of the greatest contenders for the industry top spot.

It has been quite a rocky ride for the prolific producer, Michael Collins Ajereh but in a bid to congratulate his successes and pat his back for his setbacks, let’s take a look at how far Mavin Records has come since then.


In the course of a year, the Mavin CEO, Don Jazzy has managed to turn

  • “IDJA” – ‘It’s Don Jazzy Again’ to more than just a voice tag or Twitter trend but a guaranteed stamp of quality. Also, he’s gotten himself
  • Samsung &
  • Loya Milk endorsements and opened the now-defunct ‘Pop’ night club.

As for the rest of the Mavins, here are just a few hits from their expansive catalogue, that totally rocked the industry – “Take Banana”, “Chocolate”, “Oma Ga”, “Amarachi”, “Goody Bag”, “The Kick”, “Without my heart”, “Rotate”, “Sexcellency”, “See Me Ri” and “Afefe”.

But, they haven’t only paved ways in the music industry. Tiwa Savage has a Pepsi endorsement. There have also been rumors of  a GLO endorsement for her being in the pipelines. And, Dr. Sid unveiled his Indulge Cookies.

It has been a tough and arduous journey for the Mavins this first year of their existence, but so also, has it been a fruitful one. Nonetheless, having released their ever full-length album, D’Prince‘s “Frenzy” is certainly an accolade for them. And, with a lot more in store for the industry, I’d certainly give the Mavins a good passing grade, not an A but nothing below a C.

Congratulations Mavin Records! IDJA!

To commemorate the occasion, the team mixed up a nice mash of D’Prince‘s hit single “Give It To Me”, produced by Altims.


Play D’Prince – Give It To Me – the Mashup

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  1. Godsluv22

    May 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm


  2. jfk

    May 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm


  3. Winny

    May 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Hmmm a year filled with who wore it best female artiste.

  4. hollabeesie

    May 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Congrats don baba j,even after everything you have proven dat with every dissapointment comes a huge success.I’m so happy for you and wish you the very best in many years to come.


    May 9, 2013 at 12:36 am


  6. hollabeesie

    May 9, 2013 at 5:02 am


  7. alli

    May 9, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Hope Don jazzy and D banj are biting their fingers. Cos they are both at the losers end. All their songs are hot but the magic is just missing….. Who agrees.

    • B

      May 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

      I agree

  8. Tonia

    May 9, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I love MARVINS cous of my mentor TIWA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! best female singer in nigeria, i look up to you even from outside nigeria. ‘kisses’

    • MissShayee

      May 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Tonia, dear, Tiwa is a performer not a singer. There is a difference.

  9. dp

    May 9, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I like his statement very real, good to know they are still growing

  10. Amazeballs!

    May 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Thank God they didnt do a photoshoot to commemorate the one year anniversary! Love “the kick”, that song is a jam!

  11. comment awaiting moderation!

    May 9, 2013 at 10:11 am

    *Take Banana* is a hit..BN what your level of assessment thou? Did they asked you for the grade?

  12. gistyinka blog

    May 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

    congrats bro…

  13. chynadollng

    May 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

    @Tonia…they write MAVINS you type MARVINS!!! after 365days! Pscheeeew!! Weldone DonJ…

    • A

      May 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      @chynadollng it’s MAVIN not MAVINS …you are welcome

  14. iamfascinating

    May 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm


  15. oma

    May 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Like seriously, who writes dem posts? They have done excellently and are thriving well in my opinion… D’banj or no D’banj! I think Don Jazzy is a smart biz man and dude sure knows what he is doing and I love the Mavin crew! they certainly get an A from me

  16. cathy

    May 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    HBD Donjazzy

  17. Diks

    May 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm


  18. Imelda berry

    May 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm


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