According to a popular saying, 20 children cannot play for 20 years, the duo of Mo’hits pair D’Banj and Don Jazzy are on the edge of calling off their long-time relationship due to some irreconcilable differences.
Yemojanews.com learnt that things went quickly downhill last year following the deal signed with Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D music. An investigation revealed that the terms of the agreement are far more in favour of Don Jazzy, who was signed as an in-house producer, a realization which didn’t go down well with D’Banj.
An impeccable source in the Mo’hit camp revealed exclusively to yemojanews.com that Don Jazzy’s is the only artiste signed to the label (G.O.O.D Music) and has already produced a track on the new joint album by Kanye West and Jay-Z (Watch the Throne), while D’Banj is just waiting around for his turn, and that is after Don Jazzy finally finds his feet with the US based record label.
The cracks in their relationship nearly became obvious early this year when D’Banj came under fire from Nigerians for his perceived nonchalance to the fuel subsidy removal and Occupy Nigeria protests. In his recent interview with Sahara TV, the artist dismissed the criticism, saying that he was busy shooting the video of “Oliver Twist” at the time the protests broke out and didn’t even know such thing was happening back home.
In contrast, Don Jazzy quickly identified with the masses by stating his displeasure with the Goodluck Jonathan administration on his twitter account saying, he blames himself for voting or supporting the Jonathan candidacy.
However, we gathered that Don Jazzy has since moved out of the mansion they once shared in Lekki Phase 1 and he’s currently squatting with Dr Sid at 1004, the same estate that Wande Coal lives on Victoria Island.
We learnt that D’banj’s new lifestyle has become unmanageable for Don Jazzy while D’banj on his own side sees Don Jazzy abandoning him to hone the careers of other members of the crew such as D’Prince, Dr Sid and Wande Coal whom he considers as “backup singers.” D’banj has reportedly made several uncomplimentary comments about Don Jazzy who he accused of going around in “pyjamas and t-shirts.”
Another source revealed to us that D’banj has also accused Don Jazzy of delaying his album release by giving “excuse after excuse”. The award winning artiste wants his album released before any member of the crew at the first quarter of this year but thinks the prolific producer is not showing any seriousness about it.
Our source further told us that hopes of reconciliation have been dashed as the duo can no longer work together.
“Things are so bad now that there are many shows that D’Banj does where he fails to remit any money to Mo’hits,” the source said. “He accuses Don Jazzy of being too laid back and not attending meetings and negotiations but still feels entitled to collect fifty percent”, he continues, “D’Banj and his brother, K-Switch are the new landlords at the Lekki Mansion now”, he stated.
However, our source confirmed that its very sure that D’banj will soon launch his own record label which will have himself and his brother, K-Switch on it, while Wande Coal may finally leave Mo’hit amidst the controversy because he is always seen as threat by D’banj.
The source also added that Sunday Aare, who has been their manager for over seven years now works for Don Jazzy only.
Meanwhile, yemojanews.com gathered that some mutual friends of D’banj and Don Jazzy have started the process of settling the disagreement between them, but our source insists that they have both decided to go their separate ways and will soon be announced to the public.