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How Don Jazzy made Korede Bello, Reekado Banks & Di’ja stars in 1 year

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Michael Collins Enebeli, widely known as Don Jazzy, is unarguably Nigeria’s most high profile music producer.

Beyond his dexterity in the area of music production however, Don Jazzy has shown he is also good when it comes to the discovery and nurturing of raw talents.

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The Supreme Mavin Dysnasty boss, who worked with D’banj for several years before they parted ways, discovered Wande Coal while running one of Nigeria’s biggest music labels, Mo Hits Records (co owned by himself and D’banj).

Discovering Wande Coal, famously called the Black Diamond on the streets of Mushin, one of Nigeria’s most notorious slums, Don Jazzy turned him into a fine blend before they parted ways a few years ago.

He is also credited with the conversion of former Trybe Records rapper, Dr Sid to a singer with one of the best songs in the land in the last 5 years.

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So soothing is the transition for the ‘Surulere’ singer that his days of struggling as a rap act is now almost entirely forgotten. One would think his Supreme Mavin Dynasty was already loaded enough with notable stars like Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid and D’Prince but that streak of nurturing raw talents propelled Don Jazzy into signing Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Di’ja in February last year.

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When the three young artistes, fondly called the Mavin 2.0, were unveiled early last year, many criticised the decision, saying it could derail the ambitions of the label.

For many of the critics, Don Jazzy should have concentrated more on Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid and D’Prince and was biting more than he could chew by bringing on board 3 acts at a time none of them had released any popular song.

Fast forward to just a year later, these young artistes have proved all doubters wrong, buy churning out hit songs in quick succession and becoming music sensations in Nigeria and beyond.

This achievement has once again underlined the status of Don Jazzy as a master of the game, whose mastery of production, technical know-how have combined well with the vocal ability of the three to turn them into stars in their own right.

What’s responsible for his successes is his understanding of consumer psychology, his ability to listen and connect with music tastes and his relentless passion for making good music. Of course, the A&R exec in him, and the smart kids he’s surrounded himself with, have made sure he picked three kids who are exactly what the fans need at this time.

Looking at the Nigerian music terrain, the feat becomes even more incredible considering how long it takes to nurture young talents before they blossom into established acts. It is safe to say no label in recent history has achieved this feat.

EME’s Shady and TrippleMG’s Tekno, who many of us thought would give the likes of  Davido and Wizkid a big run for their money are still struggling to cement their status but Don Jazzy has succeeded in turning three fresh talents into stars in one year.

These Mavins youngsters’ appeared on the scene last year but today, they are rubbing shoulders with the heavyweights in the game.  They have been headlining shows across the country and even outside Nigeria.

They have been on all major shows in the last one year and even performed at Ghana’s biggest annual musical event, Tigo Ghana Meets Naija where they thrilled the audience to no end.

The monster hit, ‘Dorobucci’ is the song that launched them into the music scene but they each of the have gone on to prove their individual skills by releasing their own hit songs. With their solo efforts, they have shown that they are ready to deliver even more.

Korede Bello released his first single, ‘African Princess featuring Don Jazzy on February 28, 2014. The industry soon took notice following his performance in ‘Dorobucci.’ Upon the release of his hit single, Godwin, his fan base has tripled and suddenly, it is almost impossible for anyone to ask: ‘Who is Korede Bello?’ no matter the part of the country you reside.

He has won the admiration of many ladies especially with his sweet sounding voice and the wink that gets ladies crazy. Even female celebrities are not left out and some have gone as far as kissing him after watching him perform on stage on more than one occasion.

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He made headlines when Nigeria’s new President, Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter took the viral picture with him after he had entertained the audience during the new President’s inauguration dinner at the Villa.

Reekado Banks, who went by the stage name Spicy prior to his record deal with SMD, was declared the Rookie of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Headies.

Reekado Banks premiered his first single, ‘Turn It Up’ on February 21, 2014 which happens to be the same day he got signed to Mavin Records. The song features Tiwa Savage and was released as his first official single under Mavin  Records. His other songs, ‘Chop Am’ and ‘Katapot’ are popular hits.

Di’ja started her career in 2008. In 2012, she released a number of singles including ‘Dan’Iska (Rudebwoy)’, ‘Hold On’ (Ba Damuwa)’ and ‘How Can We Be Friends’.

On February 14, 2015, Don Jazzy announced the addition of the young woman to Mavin Records with her first official single under the label titled Yaro’ an up-tempo celebration of love and commitment against all odds. Her single, ‘Awww’ is one of the buzzing songs at the moment.

While the winning formula adopted by Don Jazzy might not be so difficult to figure out; it is surely not all that easy to replicate. This is even more so for record labels that only feast on the star power of established acts without the real desire to invest in the future by recruiting and nurturing talents.

With his managing the established acts on one hand and his infinite sense of aligning with the wishes of music lovers on the other, labels with similar ambitions must be ready to become more aware of what the people, especially the young ones, like in this age of social media.

And for Don Jazzy, you can hardly rule out a long winning streak ahead. It is not for nothing that the label is officially named the Supreme Mavin Dynasty.

     source:  Mydailygist

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

 

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True prophets are God’s mouthpiece who utters the mind of God and it’s comes to pass. One of such is Apostle Omotosho Tope Joseph who carries unusual prophetic grace upon his life. One of his major prophecies for 2024 has come to pass again.

 

 

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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir As Prophesied By Apostle Omotosho

In his prophetic release for 2024 he stated that in Kano he sees people congratulating the former Emir of Kano state, HRH Sanusi Lamido. He spoke about his reinstatement ans restoration.

 

Pray Against Plane Crash, Says Apostle Omotosho As he Rolls Out fresh Prophecies On NNPC,Others

 

 

And as predicted, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has just been reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

This decision followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Though it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP has it on good authority that Sanusi II has been reinstated, and is expected in Kano on Friday.

According to credible inside sources, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

 

 

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

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Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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*Global Applause as Jonathan Ojadah Bags US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

 

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H.E. Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah, UNIPGC Global President & IRDCUN-EU Permanent Rep. to the United Nations has made the list of 2024 US President’s Lifetime Achievement award.

The honour is reserved for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. Along with the ultimate honour of presidential recognition, recipients usually receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States of America.

Announcing his emergence as one of the 2024 recipients of the President Joe Biden’s award, Amb. Ojadah in his social media post said it came after a meticulous review and thorough screening of his career achievements.

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He said, “The fruits of unwavering dedication and diligent work are indeed sweet. For all my strides and successes, I give all glory to God Almighty.”

This honour also confers on him the privilege of recommending distinguished individuals from Africa for this esteemed recognition, an initiative under the patronage of His Excellency, Jo Biden, President of the United States of America.

Meanwhile, President Biden in a personally-signed letter congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his service to humanity saying he is proud to present him with the award.
He said, “I, On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to continue to answer the call to serve. I congratulate you on taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good, and I’m proud to present you with the Lifetime Achievement award which will be confered on you during the Global Peace Leadership Summit and Awards on 29th July, 2024 at South Shore Harbour, Houston Texas, USA.
“This honor is in recognition of your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts. and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable.” he said.

Biden also applauded Dr. Jonathan for the maiden edition of the Global Peace Leadership Summit & Award (LONDON 2023) ,” I take great pride in recognizing your giant stride in hosting the maiden edition with high level session on Nov 25th. 2023 in London with representatives from across government, Diplomats, civil society, and the private sector to address the growing threat to Peace, Security and democratic Governance – A focus on countries in Africa facing Security and Governance challenges.”

Also, a member of US Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee representing the District of Texas congratulated Dr. Ojadah for his recognition, describing it as a momentous occasion.

In a congratulatory letter she personally signed, the US member of Congress extolled Dr. Ojadah for his humanitarian services which she said has been admirable.

“I take great pride in congratulating H.E. Ambassador Dr. Jonathan Ojadah for choosing to host The 2nd Edition of the Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference (GLISA TEXAS 2024) at the South Shore Harbor Resort in Houston, Texas. Your passion for humanity and philanthropy illustrated in your many initiatives to improve lives both socially and economically is admirable.

“The Global Leadership Investment Summit and Awards Conference aims to help countries by advancing investments, trade, and capacity building. Your commitment and dedication to gather leaders, experts, and successful entrepreneurs to strengthen ties between the private and public sectors in countries and create policy and initiatives is commendable. Congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Jonathan Ojadah for his efforts to promote global leaders and entrepreneurs and further development and investment in countries.”

This grand event and award presentation is set to unfold in the prestigious city of Houston Texas, USA, on 27th – 29th July, 2024.

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Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor

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 Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

 

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Ambassador. Adaku J. Dike
She is a Nollywood Actor with years of experience. She is not just an actor for acting sake, she is talented, dedicated and beautiful.

With a bountiful of experience in and outside the country, Amb. Adaku has become a household name.

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She has featured in many movies such as Where is Ella, Not a Burden, Hunting the Angel, Green Wave, Teni’s Big Day, Kali, Terila, Beggers Children, Loving Rona, Mind Game, Madam Koikoi, Stolen, Tickle my Heart, Forever My Girl, Retribution, Scare, Royal Turning Point, Silent Prejudice, Single only in Abuja, Domain of Witches , Reincarnate, God Father, Herbalist Nurse and a host of Nollywood blockbusters.

In 2023, she ventured into production in collaboration with the Nigerian Police and did a short film which was eventually directed by Africa’s most consistent Filmmaker, Dr. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

She started her career as an Accountant with Western Goldfields Nig Ltd in 2010 as a Junior Officer, in 2012, she was moved to Eta Zuma Mining and Industries Ltd as a Senior Officer, her deliverables, sense of discipline and professionalism earn her the position of Head of Finance Department and Head of Administrative Department respectively in 2018 till date.

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She is a Philanthropist, the Founder of ‘Don’t Shame the Name’ Advocacy Foundation, an NGO Registered with CAC, that has put smiles on many faces, the CEO of ‘Many Agro Farms Nig Ltd’, a company that is into Agricultural Products and Food. CEO Janny Many Nigeria Ltd, that’s for general services, supply, contracts, event management and logistics etc.

She is a woman of many values who has ventured into various fields including music, journalism and dancing. This is so due to her passion for the entertainment industry. Adaku is a registered member of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN.

Humanitarian work and support is one thing you cannot take away from her identity hence she is a registered member of Lions Club International (Abuja Platinum) she has held positions such as Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Club respectively.

A Bsc holder in Banking and Finance and LLB. Law; just to mention a few, in 2020, she was given the first Award ( Humanitarian Award, In 2021 Young Archivers Award and in 2022, Ambassador of Culture Award, Award of Appreciation from Lion Club etc.

 

In the Course of her career she has been exposed to many trainings, seminars, conferences, conventions both at home and outside Nigeria which has resulted in her becoming diverse and successful in her chosen career.

She also featured prominently in the much anticipated movie, “Issakaba returns” produced and directed by Ambassador Dr Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

Meet Amb. Adaku Dike A Serial Entrepreneur And Talented Nollywood Actor*

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