Afrobeats sensation Davido recently opened up about his first meeting with the renowned music producer and Mavin boss, Don Jazzy, describing the experience as awe-inspiring and comparable to encountering Jesus himself.
In a candid 24-hour exposé with storyteller Tayo Aina, where he shared his journey into the music industry, Davido expressed his deep admiration for Don Jazzy, whom he considers his mentor. He revealed that, just like Aina picking up a camera to start blogging, he too picked up a laptop and ventured into various places to showcase his musical talent.
Davido emphasized his expertise in engineering and beat-making as his main strengths. It was through his cousin, who worked with MoHits, the home of stars like D’banj, that Davido found his way into the industry. Upon entering MoHits, he instantly connected with the team, and it was Don Jazzy who played a pivotal role in shaping his career.
Recalling their first encounter, Davido couldn’t contain his amazement. He remarked, “I remember the first day I saw Jazzy, I thought I was looking at Jesus.” This statement underscores the profound impact Don Jazzy had on him as a mentor and the level of reverence Davido held for him.
Don Jazzy, widely regarded as one of the most influential music producers in Africa, has played a significant role in shaping the Afrobeats genre and launching the careers of numerous artists. His guidance and support have been instrumental in propelling Davido’s rise to stardom.
Davido’s admiration for Don Jazzy highlights the importance of mentorship in the music industry. Mentorship plays a vital role in nurturing young talents, providing guidance, and helping them navigate the complexities of the entertainment world. The influence and support of experienced professionals can have a profound impact on the careers of aspiring artists, enabling them to reach their full potential.
As Davido continues to make waves in the music industry, it is evident that his encounter with Don Jazzy left an indelible mark on his journey. The admiration and respect he holds for his mentor is a testament to the profound influence Don Jazzy has had on shaping the careers of young artists in the Nigerian music scene.
In the ever-evolving landscape of African music, the mentor-mentee relationship serves as a powerful force in driving creativity, innovation, and success. Davido’s story is a reminder of the transformative power that mentorship can have in shaping the careers of aspiring artists, as they strive to leave their own lasting legacies in the world of music.