By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
Marvin Records boss, Don Jazzy, has said that he regrets not signing Nigerian musicians Falz, Simi and Teni to his label.
Speaking during an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the record producer explained that the deal didn’t work out between Falz and Marvin as the artiste was affiliated to another manager.
Don Jazzy also said that he wasn’t able to sign Simi because the music cover contest he had staged to select new artistes didn’t single her out as winner.
He further stated that he wished he signed Falz and Simi when the opportunity came regardless of what the situation was at that time.
Falz and Simi have since grown into superstars in the Nigerian music industry after many successful collaborations with each other and a solid solo portfolio as well.
Jazzy, however, revealed that the only person he never wanted to manage was Davido.
He said, “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.
“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.”