I used to sell akara with my mum – Don Jazzy


I used to sell akara with my mum – Don Jazzy

Veteran producer and music executive Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has reflected on his humble beginnings in Ajegunle as the son of Akara seller.

The Mavin boss stated this while appearing as a guest on the latest episode of the Zero Conditions podcast.

He said his experience of poverty helped shape him into the man he now is.

He said: “I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember sitting down with my mum frying Akara (bean cakes) there, sitting on the bench there in Ajegunle, and any big man that passed by with their Peugeot 504 or Mercedes 230 or whatever would come to buy Akara. I also remember the thought in my head: ‘I wish this man would just look at me and say, Young boy, just take this, I know that you need it’.”

TSB News recalls that Don Jazzy lost his mother to cancer in July 2022.