Some time ago ago, the hit producer Michael ‘Don Jazzy’ Collins practically confirmed the rumours about his on-going rift with Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo, causing a mega media frenzy in Nigeria and elsewhere. Of course the whole brouhaha spread like wildfire, and in minutes, words like ‘Don Jazzy’, D’banj’, ‘Mo’Hits’, were trending on Twitter.
The last week has however been a very interesting period for those who the ‘breakup’ has affected; as entertainment journalists and tabloids offer analysis on what might have shattered their relationship, some are trying to bring the bosses back together.
But close friends say too much water has gone under the bridge, and bringing them back right now looks more like a herculean task.
‘They aren’t on talking terms, it’s that serious. I doubt they want to see eye to eye anymore, at least for now.’
To confirm this Dr. SID, D’Prince, Wande Coal and Jazzy were in South Africa last weekend for the launch of Samsung’s new Hi-Fi sound system which Don Jazzy reportedly helped design. D’banj and his brother Kay Switch were conspicuously missing; even though our investigations reveal that the deal had been signed and sealed, before the Mo’Hits brouhaha reached its peak.
Meanwhile, D’banj’s manager, Oluseun ‘Bankulli’ Abisagboola has refused to reply several NET enquiries, seeking comments and clarifications. Same for Don Jazzy. Sunday Are who officially managed the label’s talents, also didn’t respond to our calls. Stalemate.
A source reportedly said:
‘They’re all trying as much as possible to keep mute, so as not to blow the situation further. They’ve been advised to keep quiet until the time is right to speak. Especially D’banj, who’s the one that looks bad in all of this.
Personally i think this all started when Kanye west signed them. i never thought money could get in between this two,but well as we can all see it has.