Music executive, Don Jazzy has expressed his regret for not signing two talented musicians, Simi and Falz at the early stage of their career.
He made this disclosure in a Black Box interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the music boss disclosed how he lost Falz due to his affiliation with another team as well as Simi whom he failed to choose in a musical contest he staged some years back.
According to him, he never wanted to manage Davido as he knew that he will be big someday and he comes from an influential family.
In his words:
“I can’t say I turned them down. For Falz, the working situation wasn’t just right. I run a firm that could handle almost everything he needed.
“But I think he had like a management company set up already. It was like Tiwa Savage’s but I had to grow into that kind of scenario where I had to handle someone that had a record label, some blueprint process.
“I equally didn’t reject Simi. I did a Twitter contest for ‘Journey of A Thousand Miles’. I also loved her cover because she was one of the people that participated but she didn’t win.
“I didn’t pick the winners. I liked her but you can’t sign anybody. That’s one person I also regretted, I won’t say regret. But I wish we worked on stuff together. The same thing with Teni. We used to check up on each other.
“I had not grown to the point that I would move you from Atlanta to Nigeria for work. Now I can and we work before deciding if we are going to sign. Before I knew what was happening, there were faster people.
“She released records and I was like, ‘okay, we lost that one’. Three hot stars. The only person I didn’t want to sign was Davido I didn’t want to sign him but I knew he was going to be huge. They have money already now,”