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Source: Alayande Dayo - Nigeriafilms.com
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Source: Alayande Dayo - Nigeriafilms.com

4/26/2012 6:59:43 AM -

I started doing JJC and 419 squad which was a squad of people that was speaking and rapping in yoruba.

Along the way, MP took a guy called D'Banj to my house and D'Banj came as [how] normal up and coming artiste normally do, "baba, please your name is big, please help me. Yeah, and of course ,like the mugu (f**l), mumu button activated JJC, I introduced him to my band.

[I asked], what can you do? He sang, [and] I said that is not really good. The harmonica that you play is really good, lets work on that one and develop your style.

Along the way, another guy called Kas brought Don Jazzy to my house and Don Jazyy at that time was playing for Solek as a piano player.

D'Banj and Don Jazzy were now working with me.

The thing that upset me in the article was that they were working for [me for] four years and [they] didn't get anywhere.

You tell me where else you could be. I took all of them to Womad, which is biggest African world stage they could be [in England].

We were performing in every single show there that was possible. Anything that was happening, JJC and 419 was doing it.
We were at the top of the game and a lot of people can actually testify to that. What are you crying about? I didn't pay you to come and perform. You were nobody. Nobody knew you. So, would I pay you to come and perform?

I was giving you an opportunity, giving you a platform to come and perform. So, I don't understand that.

Number two, the article (D'Banj's interview) said something about how I cheated Don Jazzy. How come Don Jazzy didn't say that himself?

You tell me what incident I cheated him. I taught him how to produce, which made him [the] Don Jazzy he is today.

I use to pay him a thousand pounds every month in 2004 which was almost 250,000 naira for being a trainee.

Now, I came back to nigeria to do Awoo, I saw Don Jazzy, and D'Banj.

Don Jazzy was even talking to me, [but] D'Banj was carrying himself like some superstars.

Yes, he has made something of himself. Salute to the music that Don Jazzy made. Salute to the lyrics that Don Jazzy wrote because I know from Mobolowowon to all the way, 'na me and Don Jazzy write am' (I and Don Jazzy wrote it).

Now, the rest of the song that followed, I am sure Don Jazzy wrote it and if 'na lie let me hear' (if I lied, let met know). Even Wande Coal 'don tell me say na Don Jazzy and him dey work for the records' (Wande Coal told me the he and Don Jazzy do most work for Mohits)

And now, you are Mr D'Banj Koko koko, you think you are God. What do you call yourself? Jesus of Nigerian music?

I paid them to learn how to become [a] better [person with] themselves. For you to turn around and be slandering my name? 'Ki lon she e now' (what is wrong with you)?

You have the mouth to say it, after you 'don eat my food' (you have eaten my food, sleep on my bed.

I even gave you [a] girl. You are the one that was the bad seed in the box and that is so obvious.

"Behold!our ways is riches,not to think of it but what we earn to do"
By: Boaz Akude