Whenever he struts out of his N19 million worth Porsche 911 Carrera, the picture that looms large is that of opulence. But unknown to many people, especially his fans, Michael Collins Ajereh famously known as Don Jazzy once hawked on the streets of Ajegunle, Lagos, for his struggling parents before fame and fortune smiled on him through entertain.
Don Jazzy was a street hawker selling fried bean cake balls (Akara)and plantain on the bumpy roads of Popular Lagos ghetto of Ajegunle.
In this special report, Don Jazzy tells Business-Matter.com his success story. “My brother, I dey sell Akara before o. The memory is still fresh in my head”. That was his shocking confessions. It was during one of his chitchat sessions.
Yet the Marvin Records CEO who Forbes Africa ranks among the 10 top richest entertainers in Africa wasn’t done. Asked if he sold commodities, the defunct co-founder of Mo’Hits Records revealed that he also sold “Akamu, Agidi, fried yam and plantain”.