Music producer and artiste, Michael Collins aka Don Jazzy, on Saturday confirmed his split with fellow musician, Dapo Oyebanjo aka Dbanj. In posts on his Twitter account, Don Jazzy confirmed rumours that their partnership under the umbrella of Mohits had crumbled.
There had been reports that the two friends had parted ways over some issues, especially Dbanj’s collaboration with American R&B star, Kanye West, and his label, G.O.O.D Music.
Dbanj’s interview with American magazine, Ebony, added fire to the speculations, especially where he described Don Jazzy as one of the artistes on the Mohits label. In the controversial interview, published on the magazine’s website last week, Dbanj reportedly said he was the sole owner of Mohits.
However, his aides denied these assertions, saying the interviewers misquoted him.
They also denied rumours of a rift between Don Jazzy and Dbanj.
A few days later, the interview was reworked, with Dbanj being quoted as saying that he and Don Jazzy were the joint owners of Mohits.
In his posts on Saturday, Don Jazzy wrote, “Good day friends. So sorry I have been away for long as I have been going through some changes in my life.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the end of a long era and the beginning of a new one.
“Some of the rumours you have all heard recently are sad but true. The way forward now is to make sure I keep bringing you guys more of the beautiful music y’all love to dance to.
“And to end d old era I will b donating the proceeds of my production catalogue from day one till date to five charity organizations. Thanks. IDJA”
There was no comment from Dbanj or his camp.
Reacting to Don Jazzy’s comments, CEO of Storm Records, Obi Asika, said in a tweet, “I was extremely sad to see @donjazzy’s tweet today. I just want to salute @donjazzy @iamdbanj and the entire mo hits crew, amazing memories!”
The story of the split immediately became a hot trending topic on Twitter and Facebook, as many bloggers wondered what the future holds for both artistes.