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Don Jazzy Hires Delta Airlines Staff Fired for Joy Ride on Cart

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If you lose your job because of Don Jazzy, never mind he will hire you.

While on his way to South Africa for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, the Nigerian music producer and a staff of Delta Airlines were playfully riding on an airport shuttle/golf cart.

Don Jazzy - Delta Airlines - June 2014 - BellaNaija.com
In a clip posted on his official Instagram account, Don Jazzy is heard saying “Oshodi…wole pelu change e”, meaning enter with your change.

He was asked by the management of the airline to take down the post or the man on the shuttle will be fired. #DoroDon did take it down but unfortunately the man was fired.

Guess what? Don Jazzy hired him.
“Ok I took this post before becos they threatened to fire this guy with me. Now dem don fire am. I guess I can post back since he is now my newest employee. I’m sorry bro but welcome to the Mavin Empire. u ll love it here. Osheee” he captioned the image.

Watch the clip!

57 Comments

  1. me ma sef

    June 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Don Jazzy is a boss! Na real Don Baba J e b

  2. Jane

    June 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Good for the them.

  3. Jaygirl

    June 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Don Baba Jay yor!!!!!!!!

  4. missy J

    June 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    LOL cool but the man should run back to his former job. I don’t think ‘marvin’ is that big to give its employees a flamboyant source of livelihood.

    • John Bosco

      June 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      And who told u Delta Airlines gives that??? Abeg enjoy ya Mavin ride bro!

  5. Joke

    June 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Very funny

  6. Mademoiselle

    June 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I love this man I swear! BOSS moves!

  7. Anonymous

    June 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    That was stupid and disrespectful of Don Jazzy. Stupider of the Delta Staff. There are rules in organisation and becos you are star struck you break them. I hope you are happy in a one man organisation that won’t give you the perks you will miss in a well established organisation.

    • Jaygirl

      June 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

      …..and for being so stiff-minded, you will continue to remain anonymous.

    • Jamie

      June 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Stupider?

    • maria

      June 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      what perks do you think delta airline gives, if you are talking about the foreign staffs yes i ll say they get perks but Nigerian staffs abeg lets stop deceiving ourselves the guy is way better with don jazzy

  8. Shark

    June 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I’m ghanaian but one person I really really admire in the nigerian industry is Don Jazzy… I admire is calmness and easy going approach to tackling big problems and at the end he is always vindicated… He has crazy lot of admirers in Ghana… God bless him

  9. iyke

    June 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Don Jazzy’s behavior was stupid, irresponsible and childish….

    • D'Mamma

      June 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      What’s wrong with playing like a child once in a while? Please loosen up a bit. You’re so uptight *rolls eyes*

    • Nma

      June 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Get the stick out ur butt abeg. I like people like DJA who do not take life too seriously. What’s wrong with being childish? And what is irresponsible about what he did? Was he hurting anyone? Dude was just having a little fun and making others laugh in the process. Now if his actions were offensive, i’d understand where Delta was coming from…..So far, whomever did the firing was just being overly zealous, especially seeing as Don Jazzy’s influence could actually help promote the airline.

    • pinnky

      June 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Good one.I likey.

    • Ayo

      June 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Abegi shut your nonsense trap my friend!! The guy was just having a bit of fun and he took down the video when he was asked. But the employee still got fired anyway. Is it his fault??? No vex me o!

    • Speaking

      June 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      lol.. You sound mad.. Drink some water abeg. It’s not that serious

    • reverse

      June 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Really? Did he force the guy to give up the cart? The guy was obviously star struck and went along for the ride! What if the guy didn’t tell don jazzy it was against company policy? The guy was even smiling beside him. At least he hired the guy, most people won’t even bother trying to right a wrong.

      people keep yapping about the guy leaving a secure job with prospects for promotion for a one man company; I guess he’d be promoted from cart driver to pilot. He did the wrong thing, but the punishment was too severe.

  10. jummy

    June 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    lol…as if he had an option. It will b bad of him 2 do anything less than dat. Don baba jay my man!

  11. heya

    June 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    One thing we all need to understand here is, the guy won’t have imagined that Don Jazzy would play such pranks on the airport cart, and of course, the guy being a normal nigerian, got carried away with the fun and stunt such celebrity was pulling in the airport.

    Delta should just have seen the humour in this entire thing! But anyway, if one day no close, another no go open…I just hope the guy truly enjoys himself at Mavin…Good luck

  12. Nma

    June 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Jazzy nwa! Always doing bawse thingz! Meanwhile what in the world is wrong with Delta? They are getting free promotion from one of the biggest producers in Africa and they are talking nonsense! Mcheew! The clip wasn’t even offensive….just two guys having fun…since when does that garner a bad rep?

  13. Milz

    June 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Doro boss.

  14. Ikenna

    June 7, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Honestly, this is very childish and partly irresponsible from this Jazzy.
    The staff of a serious company as DELTA AIRLINES was also stupid for being party to such.
    I hope the working conditions will not be less than what the poor boy had with Delta.
    RECKLESSNESS COSTS SO MUCH! Totally disappointed by both of them!

    • Chill out

      June 8, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Its funny how don jazzy doesn’t care abt what YOU think or your worthless opinion…. Take several seats!!!

    • ScarletXianne

      June 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      That you do not agree with him/her does not make his/her opinion worthless. It isn’t. It’s worth at least 2 cents. You self sidon.

  15. doubra

    June 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Don Jazzy acted stupidly chanting around at the airport like that….classless and not even remotely funny. The airline staff was stupider, there are rules in an organisation and you break it because you are star struck. I hope he’s happy in a one man organisation which can never be like an international organisation like Delta Airlines. No pension, no health benefits, no annual leave pay and definitely no staff rebate tickets.

    • What kinda name is doubra?

      June 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

      Stop tkn it too seriously jeez!!!! It was a joke!!! U just hating cos your life sucks!

    • Miss Anonymous

      June 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Err…it’s quite doubtful the US Consular section would issue a visa to a cart driver at Murtala Mohammed Airport just because he is a staff of an American company, so it’s safe to say the guy wouldn’t be missing any “ticket rebate”. Also the fact that Mavin is a one man company doesn’t mean the staff don’t have access to pension plans, annual leave etc. There are some properly structured one man businesses.
      Granted, the guy shouldn’t have gotten carried away and shouldn’t even have allowed Don J drive the cart, but hey….one can’t help but laugh at the child in Don Jazzy.
      Abeg! If one door closes another will open. Don Jazzy did an honourable thing by offering him employment.

    • Uche Chiedozi

      June 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Its a big lie!!! Every organisation, big or small can create a pension scheme for their staffs, by joining one of the PFAs. What they have to do is deduct some percentage from staffs salary and pay into their PFAs account. Very simple!!!

  16. LULU

    June 8, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Amen….He did well!!! Good man

    Now whats wrong with playing? or even Hiring someone….I dont think he did that to disrespect the company…he is simply trying to correct a mistake…Now should he leave this guy Jobless?…Its not because he thinks his a celeb with loads of money, He is just trying to help the guy, because he felt bad for the guy.

  17. Amh

    June 8, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Dob jazzy behavoir is unbelivable. Its a security risk and uncalled for. Can he try it in heathrow airport? Its irresponsible of the the fan. But i reckon he got carried away or star struck. I would not employ him if i were don jazzy, he cannot be trusted. He will act the same manner in mavin. Its nice of don jazzy to offer hin employment though. But hes been disrespecful to the conpany.

  18. kaycee

    June 8, 2014 at 1:43 am

    smart organizations will definitely make PR moves to increase their revenue with this act. imagine an american celebrity doing this and what could be the reaction of the company, people need to be more open minded and look for positive outcomes.

  19. FJD

    June 8, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I feel DELTA should even be more happy. I think DELTA don’t have good advicers, no business strategist..they ought to make an advert out of this…don’t you have brains in your organisation? at least the guy will have a better pay and more relaxed life in entertainment industry. Good house to live Cars if he doesn’t have one….please if he breaks the rule , you should look for a way to deal with him not take his daily meal..My guy your prayer answer well. You are now a star ..see you on TV. I wish I knew this guy’s name I could dash him a nice car.

  20. Chole

    June 8, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Yeah organisations have rules/regulations but I thought Delta Airline would have seen this as a form of advertisement well what do I know??
    Now it’s good don jazzy hired the guy but the bigger question is what will he be doing for him

  21. Laface

    June 8, 2014 at 6:26 am

    What did he employee the “new staff” as? To carry instruments to and from venues?

  22. Person

    June 8, 2014 at 6:59 am

    All of you guys talking about the perks of working for Delta Airlines, you think the cart driver ACTUALLY works for Delta gan gan? Lai lai!!! Never never never! You should know that he most likely works for a CONTRACTOR who has a contract with Delta Airlines. If you are employed by a CONTRACTOR, all those perks you are all screaming about? Nada. Zero. Zilch. Shingbain, you no go see am. Airline hostesses do not even get paid unless they are ACTUALLY in the air. So, your flight is delayed 2 hours? No pay for the hostesses.

    I am not absolving the guy of blame but Don Jazzy has done well. Even if it is ordinary PA he will be doing for Mavins, how different is it from the cart he was driving??!!!!

    • Osan

      June 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      God bless you!

  23. Gbemi

    June 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    seriously what perk would he probably be enjoying ? for the fact that delta is an international coy doesn’t add more to that guy’s salary, am so sure he was even a contract staff , so if Beyoncé walks into your office You won’t stand up to take pictures with her even when ur office policy says you shld be working ? Abeg one man coy can be better oooo not all employees of int coy enjoy the perks

  24. From Cambridgeshire

    June 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I guess Don Jazzy wouldn’t have done it if he realized the guy would get sacked – he probably thought it was harmless fun. The Delta employee got carried away – you know naija people like Don Jazzy na. He should have told Don Jazzy it was against company policies, but he got starstruck – it could happen to anyone of us so let us not judge.

    Bad move by Delta, they could have just given the guy a written warning; now they look bad for sacking the guy – bad PR move by Delta. God bless Don jazzy – he is trully the man of the people, and he’s got such a good heart.

    mormusicgroup.blogspot.co.uk

  25. Tunji

    June 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Overzealous Delta Airline HR, issuing a him a query would’ve drive ur point home!
    Don Baba of life…

  26. T.One

    June 8, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Daft , Totally Daft move by Delta Airlines- Write your employee a soft warning, Write Don Jazzy a letter requesting to use it quietly use the video material as a discreet social media PR buzz to push your airline’s service PR to attract more Nigerians to use your service (as they make up travel volume !) and drive it as viral video / Get don jazzy to retweet it eg ” We know how to have fun with the Boss” or “Doro-Travel, Doro Delta, Doro Boss “. Seriously those guys need to learn a thing or 2 about making the best of a situation!, Is it me or didn’t we all not watch the ad of Man-U team toss a football around in an Emirates flight a couples of years ago- Major advertising sensation- really, how much they would have gained in brand equity if they identified with this “unplanned” opportunity to drive deeper connect with present and potential Nigerian Travel audience- Instead you choose to do the exact opposite, how dumb can you be – really slow Delta air people- who dey do una PR sef ? !!!

    • Jaygirl

      June 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Fab response….bless you.

    • Asurf

      June 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

      you so brilliant…imagine jayz on Arik Cart, im sure it will make a good TVC

    • Fatimah

      June 8, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      You sabi!!!

    • lax

      June 9, 2014 at 7:17 am

      You’re so on point(Wo)Man! Forgone opportunity for Co-Created Content that would most def have gone madly Viral!

  27. Cool cat

    June 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    The guy didn’t get fired because don jazzy was singing oshodi oke on the cart, he got fired because 1 it is meant for physically challenged people and 2 it should never be operated by anyone other than the airport staff. The guy should have known better and politely declined to allow don jazzy go on his joy ride. If you hired a limo would you allow your passenger drive it? The sack was justified because airport security is very important, don jazzy did well hiring him but I wonder in what capacity!

    • Iyke

      June 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Brilliant response…..And I still repeat, Don Jazzy’s behavior was stupid and irresponsible.What was all the ‘ Oshodi Oke’ rant all about?He should have known better.
      No serious minded and forward looking company would use that break in policy for a PR stunt…..not to talk about correlating ‘Oshodi Oke’ rant with an Org like Delta airline.
      The whole behavior from both the cart driver and Don Jazzy was wrong. Good thing he realized that his behavior cost the poor guy his job at Delta airline and he decided to employ him.

  28. omooba

    June 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    There’s no job security still…He who hire,fire…….

  29. mujer

    June 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t see any security risk and Delta could have turned this into an ad to their benefit. It is these rare impromptu moments that organizations canleverage to appeal to customers. For example theycould have said something like “despite our serious commitment to our fliers every now and then we allow impromptu entertainment for you. Fly Delta for the experience of a lifetime”. Don jazzy would be doing a free ad for them.

    • Iyke

      June 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      I will not associate with an airline that tags Oshodi Oke as an experience of a lifetime.That’s not a smart marketing or brand strategy.
      You are not smarter than the people that run Delta airline’s Marketing strategies …Using this Don Jazzy stunt can never boost brand affinity and retain loyal customers for months and years to come.

    • cos I say so

      July 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

      What,pray tell,is wrong with Oshodi?

  30. Akin

    June 9, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Don Jazzy’s irresponsible behavior. I hope he actually has a position for this poor fellow that can develop useful skills and he can add to his cv. Don Jazzy, grow up.

  31. Cheliz

    June 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I think this was funny o, don is a funny guy.
    chelizrubycube.blogspot.com

    • chi

      June 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      More grace 2 ur elbow….Nyc one DOR0DON

  32. chi

    June 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    More grace 2 ur elbow….Nyc one DORODON

  33. cos I say so

    July 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I think Brad Pitt would have gotten away with the exact same thing! It’s just that Don Jazzy is (to them) an unknown African wanna be
    Now about Don Jazzy being stupid and reckless and childish and immature,u do know that there’s something called good ol fun… right?
    I worked at the airport for a bit,most of the people there are just contract staffs who depend on tips to get by
    God just take this one bless the guy o jare
    Risks pay off cos I say so… hehehe

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