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Don Jazzy Was Not Interested In the Deal with Kanye West…He Wasn’t Comfortable Around Me – D’Banj



video-the-truth-about-dbanjAfter seeing the trailer a few days ago,  the first installment of D’Banj’s interview with Olisa Adibua on ‘The Truth’ is finally out and it is quite the eye-opener.

In the chat with Olisa Adibua he talks about why Mo Hits really broke up, the part Dr. Sid played in the breakup, his deal with Kanye West and much more.

Check on it!


  1. sosoliso

    January 26, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Dr. sid F- BOI!

    • Person

      January 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      As in, definition of – BOY!!! And Davido is the realest in that leaked recording. I will wait for Don Jazzy’s response. Envy is worse than witchcraft!

    • Scarface

      January 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      OLISA!!!!! Kai make he talk now

      if i hear radio and i hear your voice, i go change the station….. MHEN fear people o

  2. mx

    January 26, 2015 at 11:42 am

    this is a bitch move…d bang u b my guy but no need for blame game,just man up swallow price call don jazzy ur nigga hang out with some beer nd couple of chicks laugh nd get back with ur broda don jazzy so u guys can make good music again..peace

    • Conglomerate

      January 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      FOH with that bullshit. Let me remind you again, the program is the Truth. What were you expecting? Get lost if you don’t like to hear him speak his truth.

  3. Brown

    January 26, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Story for the gods.

  4. Gistyinka Blog

    January 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Well the programme is called The Truth but it long overdue for D’banj to address the break-up issue . Over 10 years in the game and you still make sense.

  5. funmilola

    January 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    na real story for the gods……so where is kanye now?

  6. truthbesaid

    January 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    dapo i wish you the very best life has to offer. in their own words, your star/light is too bright its overshadowing their, sounds to me a bit of jealousy/envy kicked in from all angle. stay focused and God bless.

    • kemi

      January 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Absolutely! There was so much envy within the team cos dbanj has always been loved!
      And to the dumb people saying he should go and beg donjazzy! Is don jazzy GOD? What nonsense?
      This guy was hit by the split and obviously had to learn to operate on his own which is obviously new to him!!! Its a gradual process!!!. he sure will bounce back cos he is a people person and has a likeable personality!
      And that sidney Esiri guy is EVIL!!! SO MUCH JEALOUSY IN HIS HEART!! Mr “why dont they know my name” if you were talented they will know your name!!!

    • Su

      January 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      I always thought dr sid and dbanj both couldnt sing. they both needed don jazzy and d banj could definitely entertain crazy so it was a great success. dr sid was just a waste to me and im sorry but then i heard he could write songs, y not just be a writer then? I love d song surulere but it definitely needed don jazzy, ever since the split, i havent heard anything great from dbanj like the days of suddenly. Dr Sid is reeked with jealousy. its so unfortunate. hes got don jazzy to concentrate on him now without dbanj around but is still a local champion. he should just pray, the tape gave him away! smh ……love the way he made the dr sids rubbish talk to a song. lmao

    • Conglomerate

      January 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      A bit, you say? It’s absolute envy, which is worse than witchcraft.

  7. Stella Kashmoney

    January 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Wow lovely interview. He really did speak the truth. Never liked Dr Sid. Now I know why.

  8. 'Midé

    January 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    NIce interview. D’banj has charming personality sha. I guess he should have been more sensitive to the career aspirations of his colleagues.They all wanted to prominent stars too, not sidekicks. That’s fair in show business

    • 4real

      January 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      No matter how he tries to encourage his colleagues, all fingers can never be equal. They are all talented, but someone will always be the Beyoncé in every group.

  9. skylimo

    January 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    D banjo, just go back to ya boss and get back ya stand #peace

    • tracte

      January 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Did you watch a different interview, how is don jazzy his boss? cant you see they own mohit 50/05.. as the matter of fact d’banj was the one who actually made mohit.. money wise

    • Eve Nkky

      January 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      I like them both. Both of them are very hardworking. D-Banj will still reach were he is going. All he need to do is to focus and be determine. They are two of our musicians i so mush admire. You guys will still remain friends no matter how the enemy try to pull you apart okay. I still hope that one day you guys will collaborate and release a beautiful song together as before. One love.

    • 4real

      January 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Skylimo how does he go back to ‘his’ boss when the boss and Co don’t want him around anymore. What exactly do you want from him?

  10. jjustfellinlovewithdbanj

    January 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    i never liked dbanj, dunno why but after this, i kinda respect the guy…there is no one who wont feel betrayed by family after what he just narrated and i guess he was sick of people assuming he bit the hand that fed him thats why he had to fess up. Dr Sid (Yimu Face), u sounded so pained and bitter in that recording. Even after you made sure dbanj was sidelined, ur light is still dim, u r still not a star, i may not have liked dbanj bt lawd did he shine bright…Dbanj my dear, move on forgive those who hurt you cos i can see you are still hurting, dont let unforgiveness hold you back. Goodluck babe. much love and respect.
    ps i admire the way u still hold jazzy in high esteem. the fact that you still respect him its obvious. Ilike that. Shows loyalty no matter what.

  11. Stop hating on Dbanj

    January 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Bella Naija I hope u guys are not being funny? U rush to post Dbanj debt story but closed eyes to him bringing amber rose .now truth controversy una don rush post y can’t u play d game well,is don jazzy paying u guys?wtf are u trying to bring Dbanj down? I am so pissed this morning .if it was don jazzy bringing amber rose una for rush post am !so much hate in d media for Dbanj .person break up from group is not d end of ones life .u ppl should leave Dbanj alone.even d Jackson 5(family )broke up so I dont get this ridiculousness are u ppl joking ?u are now bringing unnecessary gossip and controversy story .linda ikeji will beat u guys hands down.leave Dbanj alone if u are going to be posting only negative shit and ignore d good work.nigerians funny as ppl .

    • kemisola

      January 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      HUMMM….. AND I QUOTE…. “person break up from group is not d end of ones life ” this right here is the TRUTH!!!

    • concerned

      January 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Na war? Abeg, calm down before you get a heart attack

    • Uche

      January 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Dude chill!!!!.. …. or create your own blog and post it…. Hian!!!!!!!!!!

  12. V-Pin

    January 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Omggg! I’ve always had a soft spot for D’Banj! I love him even more now! There’s just something genuine about him. I would rather try and fail, than not try at all so kudos to him for that. I hope you can make a huge comeback, seriously rooting for you…x

  13. 4real

    January 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Nawao! This is very painful. They should not have treated D’banj like this. Jealousy and envy. It’s very funny how your own people can’t handle your shine. This kind of thing is common even in marriages.


    January 26, 2015 at 1:27 pm


  15. corolla

    January 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Olisa is always interrupting dbanj…so annoying.


    January 26, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t like fighting between two partners, i believe when two friends or a relationship between two people are moving smothly the bad people always wanna stop it cos they don’t like good thing. I’m not asking D’banj for apology but i just want him to forgive and forget the past.

  17. DrSid's Brother

    January 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Can somebody tell me if DrSid career is better now? Make I no talk too much – when hin spend hin own share of our papa will finish hin go hear am! Make hin dey NYFA dey fool himself….smh

  18. Conglomerate

    January 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I love this Interview. D’banj is a realist and businessman, he wanted to try something new, and did he try? of course sure he did. Mr. endowed remix opened the door for Nigerian artists collaborating with international acts. He appears to have gotten the short-end of the stick in the break up, he has done great for himself in the last 3 years, and I just think he needs to work with producers that understand his style and music, no hardworking man will stay down forever, even though he’s not down, but he sure as hell can be the best ever.

  19. kk

    January 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Envy is so such a terrible spirit. All fingers can never be equal. Dr Sid should have handled this better. Dbanj, may your light continue to shine as bright as a diamond..

    • 4real

      January 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm


  20. chu

    January 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    hmmm, don’t know about this personal beef Dr Sid had for him, but I have a personal account where Freeze the OAP was complaining then that Dbanj had gotten too big and was not paying attention to the people that helped make him famous, Dr Sid spoke up for Dbnaj, that he knew him from UK when Dbanj was a driver and that he had come a long way, but that Dbanj was not a proud person. Maybe something happened afterwards to cause the bad blood sha.

  21. Reverse

    January 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    The danger of a single story! Wait till Dr. Sid tells his own truth before all the bashing… I guess Dbanj now has monopoly on the truth. Too many hypocrites here

    • conglomerate

      January 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Hypocrites of/on what? With recorded voice evidence? You don jazzy’s emotional fans/moochers are the worst.

    • The Bull

      January 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      What side of the story again, abi is it not Dr Sids voice in that recording? abeg like you and your likes waited for Dbanjs side of the story before u started bashing him for the split. D’banj has been taking the heat about that break up from fans and media for 3 years now. If i was him i would have done this interview sooner self, no be only Dr Sids side of the story. you are the hypocrite here.

  22. Ada Ada by flavour

    January 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Dr Sid, i don’t like you and your nyama nyama songs now!

  23. Tai

    January 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I wasn’t going to watch the video at first, I thought it was just going to be d`banj rambling again. I’m actually glad I did, I’m not a huge fan, but after watching this interview I have so much respect for the guy. I learnt a lesson myself “don’t be too quick to judge” . Has to be one of the most honest and sincere episode of the truth so far.

  24. ama

    January 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    My question though? Who leaked that convo between Dr.Sid and [email protected] Davido, I hope it’s not you. While I don’t subscribe to bitter hate and envy, the person who leaked the video is as bad, it is called sowing of discord among brethren. Yorubas call it tule tule.

  25. missy

    January 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I always said it, dat don jazzy is not as good or humble as he’s made pple believe on social media. Infact it was right after d split he chopped d humble pie to gather love from nig youths esp by forming humanitarian gestures, sharing recharge cards for d hungry on twitter.

    • marsh

      January 26, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      well said…

    • concerned

      January 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      And what exactly has Don Baba done wrong, tell me? Have you heard his side of the story? Me, I don’t see what Don Baba has done. I really wanted to refrain from judgement until Sid and Jazzy came out but some comments are unfounded. First of all, Jazzy didn’t want Sid to be a part of Mohits, DBanj did. Jazzy and DBanj were brothers before Sid came into the picture: why would Don Jazzy suddenly ignore someone he’s been brothers with for years (DBanj) and choose someone he hadn’t been friends with for that long (Dr Sid)? Wouldn’t that mean that his “brother” DBanj did or said something that made him (Don Jazzy) think “hmm, maybe Sid is right, maybe this Dbanj doesn’t have my interests at heart after all”? I mean, I don’t want to conclude but everything DBanj said in the interview was “They said this” and “They did that”. Not once did he take responsibility for anything. Do you think Don Jazzy just woke up one morning and said “if I hear DBanj’s music on radio, I’ll change the dial?” Isn’t that madness? What did DBanj do for to him for him to say that? Why didn’t Dbanj explain that one? Eh? Tell me now! I really hope Don Jazzy will come out and clear his name but I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t because empty barrels make the most noise. And as for Sid, IDK.

    • Alex

      February 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      It’s like you need to go and re watch the video. Dbanj admitted to the role he played in the breakup and he has been taking the hit for this breakup for years. This is the truth and all Dbanj did was say what he felt had happened. I Think this video should have been done earlier if you ask me

  26. NSC

    January 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    You guys made really good music together. Wish you were still together.

  27. niola

    January 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Dapo!!!!! Nuttin do you….The truth is good sha cause you get to know people more….Dbanj is a real guy sha…Dr Sid ugly tins…..I remember Dbanj and Don jazzy from tongolo days on ben tv, i used to make fun of you guys then sha., didn’t know you were going to blow up like that.. anyway don jazzy and d banj had a good synergy, don jazzy you need to make up with this dude, remember how you both hustled in his mum’s bq and car….

  28. Ibinabo

    January 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Dbanj I have always been a big fan and you are my kind of person. People may not like you because you dream big and small thinkers can’t handle you but just keep doing your thing and focus on the prize. I know that this is a really low point for you financially but hold your head up high and don’t let anyone make you feel inferior. Everyone has their low points, your ability to work hard and rise again is what counts. I wish you the very best, I am certain you will bounce back again.

    • conglomerate

      January 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Financially? You’re his account manager/handler I guess. If you believe all you read/hear, sorry is your name.

  29. Anonymous

    January 26, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Am i the only one that just wanted Olisa to stop cutting in and just allow DBanj to talk????

  30. kanny

    January 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Why are you guys like this? What do you expect Dbanj to say before?? That he is d bad guy, he caused the breakup? There is 2sides to every coin

    • STFU

      January 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Oh please shut up!!! Don Jazzy & Dr Sid have been the only ones talking since the breakup. Dr Sid was the first to confirm the split on Twitter when he started claiming Don Jazzy doesn’t get enough recognition for his work… All these D’banj remained silent. Even Don Jazzy confirmed he was the one who wanted out!

    • Ona

      January 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Calm ur ass down with the insults…u are not in primary school, and its not that serious.

      Secondly, Don Jazzy has NEVER said anything regarding this issue. Not one interview. Dbanj was the only one running his big ass mouth right after the break up bragging about kanye, listing all the cars he bought for the artists on mo-hits and all the things he did for jazzy etc. In fact, that is the reason many people started disliking him…because he was talking way too much and condescendingly at that. Do some of y’all have amnesia or something? Dbanj has overtalked this issue…granted plenty interview and wont let this matter rest for nothing. Atleast these days he is more sober about the matter unlike before when he was arrogant about it.

    • Janglova

      January 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      You are clearly delusional. After the breakup, it was mainly dbanj that was talking nonstop about the breakup, sotey people started telling him to shutup already. Dbanj has given more interviews about this saga than he has done interviews for his post-mo-hit projects.what are you talking about.

    • concerned

      January 26, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      You have selective memory. Dbanj was all over giving interviews left and right and Don Jazzy has only spoken twice. The difference between class and ego.

    • Olori Tari

      January 27, 2015 at 7:51 am

      You are right and I commend you for not lying. There are many things God doesn’t like… Among is people lying. Leave these people claiming otherwise. Dbanj was everywhere? The same Dbanj that was in America and people till today would still say ‘the mistake he made was that he went away from Nigeria, he could have stayed around – it would have helped his career’? Dbanj was the one that announced it on Twitter too? He was the one that started sharing credit on Twitter too? He was the one that sat back and played victim by being ‘silent’ at first when everyone said Dbanj was the one who caused it? He broke up with them bla bla bla. What shall it take them to put it straight?

      Yes, they have played victim for so long and the media has helped with that. I don’t even blame them for that one because people like these ones commenting have created an image of Dbanj being the arrogant one in their head and no matter how much truth unfolds…. He would still be the one that was bragging. So why won’t they play along with that notion?

      Don jazzy has NEVER granted interview on this?… I suggest before we make claims we should do a Google search if unsure oo. The one he did with Toolz nko? Of course he didn’t say anything. He didn’t even mention Dbanj and Mohits once now. How can a whole Don mention such? Smh! That interview with Toolz actually gave me a clear picture. 1) he told Dbanj to go as confirmed by him. 2) he did him dirty which is why he struggled with words and started using tree as analogy. You know when you know you’ve done something not too good and people keep asking you about it? You either brush it off, stay silent or when forced to talk… Start to ramble. On the other hand, when you are at the receiving end of a person’s bad behaviour and you know you are saying the TRUTH… To talk go dey itch you and that is why he talking now. When it happened… He said they told him not to talk sef, so where are these claims from? I’m sure if that audio did not leak…People would say he made the whole thing up! How many interview did Dbanj even grant during that saga if we are being honest? Or had even done now? – thou shall not make up random figures if answering.

      Meanwhile commenter 1: Oh shut up.
      Commenter 2 replies: you don’t need to throw insults you are not in primary school (paraphrasing here). BUT goes ahead to insult Dbanj (big ass mouth) and goes ahead to say do we have amnesia or something? Lol I don’t know who is worse. So we in primary school or nah?


    January 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    am actually short of words. want to hear dr sid side of the story but dbanji kind of won my mind with the recording tape. dr sid you need to apologise in a big way.

  32. Squad

    January 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Abeg am i the only one that noticed dbanj wearing two wrist watches….i dont “unstan”

  33. honey

    January 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Why dont y’all wait till you hear the other side of the story.
    Do y’all know why Dr Sid said what he said. Mind you, it was meant to be a private convo and somebody leaked it. Can everybody here say truthfully they have not said something bad about somebody behind their back before.
    Donjazzy believed in D’Banj and came back to Naija with him, so for him to have broken up with him, something must have happened.

    I have a feeling D’Banj isnt saying the whole truth.

    • Oh please

      January 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Oh please!!! Don Jazzy & Dr Sid have been the only ones talking since the breakup. Dr Sid was the first to confirm the split on Twitter when he started claiming Don Jazzy “didn’t get enough recognition for his work”… All the while D’banj remained silent. Even Don Jazzy confirmed he was the one who wanted out on Ndani’s The Juice series!

      First D’banj left, then Wande Coal… The two biggest acts on the Mo’hits roster! Now Sid is enjoying playing “biggest act on the Mavin Roster” (after Queen Tiwa Savage, of course).

    • concerned

      January 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

      You aren’t a true fan of DBanj because if you were, you’d follow all of his interviews and you would see that he mentions Don Jazzy ALL THE TIME! Its like that situation where a dwoman in piningis desperate to get her man back and he’s moved. If you hear Sid’s side of the story, I hope you don’t turn on DBanj because I can see DBanj fans do that a lot. Case in point: where were all of you last week when people were bashing DBanj left and right?

    • concerned

      January 27, 2015 at 11:58 am

      *a woman is pining desperate to get her husband back and he’s moved on”
      Ahh, these typos! Why now?

    • Missy J

      January 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      From what I understood D’Banj and Don Jazzy wanted to expand their brand with the help of Kanye but since the whole process entailed a lot financially Don Jazzy wanted out.( I think one of the problems here was finance because the contract was in a way that they’ll still be able to operate overseas and in Nigeria so technically they had nothing to lose in Nigeria. If it doesn’t work abroad good you have something to fall back on). So now there was kinda a conflict in opinions, Dban’j wanted to pursue that deal and Don Jazzy didn’t want. D’Banj even asked for extra 6 months to be able to convince Don Jazzy but it didn’t work so D’Banj had to chase his dream on his own.
      Whoever released that did well. If it wasn’t released Dbanj would still have been branded the traitor while Dr Sid walks around freely. Dbanj was left to pay for his(Dr Sid) sins.
      Yep we say things hateful things behind people’s back but we say that which are truthful.
      I don’t know the rationale behind Sid’s speech but the sky is wide enough for all stars to shine bright.
      But I sha like Sid’s Surulere ooh abeg you people should talk true. Dr Sid is doing well as well.

    • Ona

      January 26, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Gidigbam! I said something similar below. People forget sooo easily. lol. The arrogance and “swole-headedness” displayed by dbanj after kanye signed him and the group disbanded….now all of a sudden he is forming saint that everyone just woke up and started hating for no reason. Iya! There is defo more to this story. If he blew up the way he thought, he wont even be addressing this issue just like Jazzy aint got no time to be addressing this dead-ass issue.

  34. concerned

    January 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Chai! So where were all of you when last week bellanaija posted the story of Banga Lee (I kinda prefer it to DBanj) broke? Biko, I hope you weren’t the same people gloating? I did not know Banga Lee had so many supporters oo.
    Back to the matter at hand
    1. Until Dr Sid comes out to give his version of the story, I will wait with my coca cola in one hand and my popcorn in the other before I judge.
    2. If Dr Sid really did this, then I will be very disappointed because I always thought he was a really good guy. If he’s guilty, then he’s very childish. In this world, we won’t all be good at everything. Instead of being jealous, we should focus on what we do best and do it well.
    3. I really hope that if or when Dr Sid comes out with his story, y’all don’t turn around and say “I knew it! DBanj is an arrogant fool”
    4. That said, all that matters is that every one moves on

  35. kitty

    January 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Theres always two side of a story we should wait and hear Dr. Sid’s side before we jump into conclusion. .

  36. Neharra

    January 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    This guy is a HORRIBLE interviewer my goodness!! He is so all over the place and keeps interrupting.

  37. i no send

    January 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    nigerians have the habit of impatiently reading or listening to something and jump immediately to conclusion without bothering to know ALL the facts or at least hearing every side of the story..lowIQtinz

    • The Bull

      January 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Right!, i am sure you always wait for all sides of the story. Nigerians like to say “wait for both sides of the story’. When the person they support or idolize is being blamed or accused, but if the shoe is on the other foot and it is their idol pointing the fingers, they would not wait for the other side of the story. LowIQBiasedtinz

  38. Ona

    January 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Olisa STFU and stop interrupting the gist mehn!

  39. Ona

    January 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Interesting interview. Dbanj can’t even front like he wasnt being obnoxiously arrogant right after the break up news broke. I think many people started disliking him right after the break up when he wont stop yapping about Kanye like he was his small god and talking about how he made people on mo’hit. He felt untouchable because kanye signed him. Funny how people forget. There are 3 sides to this story; dbanj’s, don jazzy’s and the raw truth. Unfortunately i dont see jazzy still beating this dead horse, and we may never really know the whole truth and why his people turned on him suddenly. For everyone in the group to give him a cold shoulder (including his own brother (at that time)), perhaps he was getting excessively arrogant and condescending. That whole kanye signing got to his head thats for sure! He’s obv not owning up to his own fault, but just looking to place blame on others. I wish him the best sha.

    • me

      January 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Def agree with you jare… People and arrogance then they wonder why everyone dislikes them… hiss.

  40. Chacha

    January 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    This is why i dont take y’all comments serious! Dbanj now suddenly has fans. The same guys that was being bashed for overtalking about this issue and suddenly being arrogant towards naija music industry after kanye signed him. Una don suddenly forget? I noww believe when celebs say that the public have very fleeting memory because this is unbelievable. Did y’all really expect dbanj to own up to his own faults and say how he contributed to the breakup when he’s obviously trying so hard to gain back the people’s affection? Even besides dr sid, how can everyone else on the label turn against him suddenly for no reason even his brother was on mo’hits side at the beginning….yet he fronts like he did nothing wrong? Chai, u people are hella gullible sha. Even jazzy that left the partnership, why? He wasnt an artist so he wasnt competing with dbanj….in fact d’banj’s success was also his success so why would he give all that up?? Think people think! When sid comes now and talk his own the same people will re-bash dbanj again. Same thing y’all did with Toke. Very unserious lots. Where ever the breeze blows. Mcheeew!

    • Olori Tari

      January 26, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      .. You missed the part where he owned up to his own mistake by not being sensitive and not realising somethings because of his ‘no time’ attitude. (paraphrasing here). Yes that cost him a lot and I’m sure he has learnt from that too. I can also learn a thing or two from that because I am like that. I don’t notice these things people notice, I am not sensitive and just like his words I am the first person to say ‘no time’ and I go my own solo way. I know how that works out sometimes (not necessarily good)

      ‘Even besides dr sid, how can everyone else on the label turn against him suddenly for no reason even his brother’. Now I am replying because of your statement I quoted above. It is VERY possible – look, do not underestimate the power of manipulation. From his narration, you can tell there was a clique in his absence. A lot of discussions must have gone down behind him, a lot of convincing must have taken place. Some of them might have even disagreed at first to leave him but changed their mind after talk talk. How can they just have a meeting and Jazzy starts to say they have all agreed to leave him – yes I will say it again, they did him DIRTY, they robbed him. I’m sure if there was no prior discussion between the other guys and they had to choose there and there – I am not sure they will ALL go against him. Also, I can see why they will follow Jazzy – he is the producer. You know how important producers are especially in Nigeria. I am curious as to what Wande Coal has to say about following Don Jazzy instead. I am very curious. I would have also been curious on D prince’s opinion if he was not Don Jazzy’s brother or cousin? (Fomilic sha)

      I am not the one to talk based on a one sided story but you see the recorded audio of Dr Sid is convincing enough. The way he went on Twitter and said they don’t give Jazzy enough credit for what he does. He doesn’t miss Dbanj (only him in mohits said such). In fact, A LOT more. Surulere song is one hell of a sub – yet almost everyone misses the sub.

      That being said, I enjoyed this video. You have to love D’banj’s confidence all day everyday. Learnt a lot too.

    • Person

      January 27, 2015 at 5:54 am

      I always knew Surulere was a sub. The Yoruba insults/proverbs were too much for the song not to be a sub. I just didn’t know who it was directed at… it makes sense now.

  41. Sisi

    January 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Love D’Banj after this interview and as for Dr Sid, no words – biting the finger that fed you, smh

  42. Bam Bam

    January 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I don’t even know what to say now but I want to know how this ends up jare! *Grabs Popcorn* Let Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid come and tell His own side of the story. Plus what’s wrong with the Interviewer? He’s Horrible! The Hype @ the beginning of the interview was just over dramatic and fake! And He kept on interrupting omolomo D’banj. Very Silly something like that….

  43. concerned9ja

    January 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Big up to Don Jazzy for sticking 2 fingers up to Kanye Waste….SURU LERE,,,.Fact!!
    Lesson…Never give up on your cash cow…..

  44. ...just saying

    January 27, 2015 at 7:38 am

    D’banj, still lying about Kanye West giving you the chain after Tim Westwood called you out at your last interview with him? Saying Kanye took his chain backstage. Dude! Stop it already jo!

  45. Teetee

    January 27, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I can still remember the interviews this guy granted on this issue since it happened and he clearly stated the breakup was because of conflict in interest.He was set on conquering the world and his partner was okay making it on the local turf. How he started Mohits (dts wt he said),bought cars for some of them and all but they all were unappreciative. Listening to him say Dr Sid and playing a tape now makes me wonder,av you been lying all this while?We don’t know what started the convo on this tape and what was said after so I can’t bash Dr Sid straight out.Before this split,there ad always been news about the label having issues.People forget things easily when sentiments are involved.Dbanj has 3 or 4 albums under Mohits imprint,every one else had just one and his own brother Kswitch never released one.He had loads of singles under his belt,u can count that of the others.It was general knowledge back then that dbanj was using his position as record exec to bully the others. I dunno y everyone is acting shocked now.
    Let’s accept Dr Sid instigated to boot him out,is he also responsible for the lack lustre songs he has been releasing in the past few years? Is he also responsible for his multimillion naira debt issue?If things had gone like he planned, will he be telling this story now? Everyone on that label has moved on,I know it might hurt that nobody is acting like they miss him,he should deal with it.I feel he needs to reflect on his mistakes, take responsibility and get better where he falls short.We all make mistakes.pointing fingers,playing victim and blaming people only slows down recovery. Take it easy on the make believe, bragging and discover ur own self not wt people say or who you think you are.With this interview, am sure he got the pity effect he wanted and quite a number of people who intended skipping his concert will be having second thoughts now.He should consider dusting his mouth organ and giving it a shot again instead of jumping on remixes of hit tracks. We all loved it and it might go a long way on his next record.

  46. me

    January 27, 2015 at 11:36 am

    this makes me really dislike D’banj… he is obviously very proud from this video…. there’s a difference between confidence and pride. There’s no way everyone could have just disliked him if nothing was wrong with his character… i mean i know JEALOUS PEOPLE exist…we have all been jealous at certain points in our lives but some people’s characters are just not it…
    Kudos to Olisa (big bear) for “The Truth” really really cool and timely in our burgeoning industry.

  47. Olabisi

    January 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    This is campaign after election. If only he had listened to his friend, biz partner, producer, label boss and perhaps superior advice to be careful of his over ambitious chase of the Kanye West and American dream illusion which he had been told was eating deep into the finances of the company and threatening the career of the other artists who were signed on to the label. Dr. Sid cried out cos if the company abandoned them just like that to go after American dreams that was uncertain, how would it have been? D’banj did not accept and possibly wished to be the only cock that will crow and like a stubborn fly without legal adviser followed the corpse into the grave or rather ended as the xmas chicken. He should stop blaming anyone cos he is the architect of his woes. It was good that they are not bitter enemies as he and his one time biz partners are still friends and may still do biz someday. I wish them all the best.

  48. concerned9ja

    January 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Dd you or did you not stifle Wande Coal ??…talk less of the others??…..just be humble…build bridges and work on your music which isn’t up to scratch at the mo!!

  49. olukayode alfred

    January 28, 2015 at 7:18 am

    This is life, I think the snake here is that 2 hits guy called dr sid and don jazzy watch that guy closely he will do same by braking mavins.

  50. BlueEyed

    January 28, 2015 at 7:27 am

    M just here for that hideous scarf Olisa has on. Looking like Andre Leon talley

  51. Oreoluwa

    February 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Well, D’banj was probably very blind to issues in Mo’hits as at that time. He has a vision and a dream of being an international artiste, but I guess his label mates(Mohits squad) have limited dreams, they’d rather be ‘dorobig’ in Naija, than ‘doroglobal”. Island Def Jam (IDJMG) as it was known before April 2014 is a major label (there are only 3 major labels in the world) and it controls about 18% of global music recordings. Kanye West is on IDJMG as an artist and owns G.O.O.D Music (Indie label). If Dbanj’s deal was with GOOD Music, it may not have been a fantastic deal! He probably wanted a ‘leg in the door’. There are several deals they could have done with IDJMG/GOOD Music, but I guess Don Jazzy was myopic to it all. They are probably good at music production etc, but Music Business/Management acumen is ‘ZERO’! Dbanj should look for another producer jooor. Mohits to IDJMG is akin to an earthworm to an armoured tank. On a final note – Artists/Producers/Singers etc, your reign is not forever, maximise your earning potentials when you are the ‘rave of the moment’, its worse here in Nigeria as we have no structure in our entertainment industry. You will come and GO.

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