Nigerian producer cum artiste, Don Jazzy, has revealed that legendary ghetto dancehall star, Daddy Showkey was his role model.
The music executive made this known while appearing as a guest on The Leaderboard podcast hosted by Fisayo Fosudo, noting that he was inspired by Showkey and Baba Fryo to do music while growing up in Ajegunle, Lagos.
Don Jazzy also revealed that he started his music career as an instrumentalist in the church because he couldn’t afford studio sessions then.
According to the Mavin boss; “My music inspiration started from Ajegunle because dem Daddy Showkey, dem Baba Fryo, a lot of all these Ajegunle musicians that we looked up to.
“I used to tell my guys that when I started making music, I pretty much just wanted to blow and be Daddy Showkey because anywhere you went to in the country, you will hear, ‘If you see my mama, hosanna’ or ‘Somebody call my name, Showkey.’
“Trust me, the lyrics are national anthems. I pretty much wanted to do that. So, I used to go to church and play instruments. It was the only place that you can…Unless you want to go to studios which would cost money. At that time, we couldn’t afford to have sessions. So, the best place that you can get free equipment is the church. Instead of doing the ragga, the reggae, you go and do gospel first.”
Meanwhile, popular actor, Charles Okocha also known as Igwe Tupac, has said that the idea of longtime couples getting divorced after years gives him a scare about marriage.
Charles Okocha who noted that he has never been married before, made reference to how couples that many people see as role models split after decades of marriage and it leaves him wondering how he is going into the institution. He also said that he is focused on taking care of his two children for now until he finds a worthy woman who can take care of them.
Speaking in an interview, Okocha said; The truth is I have never been married in my life and I am a happy man. You and I know what is going on these days, you see a couple married for a couple of years and next, they are divorced.
People you see as role models are getting divorced and when you see them you are like what is going on? These are people you have been looking up to and now they are divorced, how then do you want me to get into this marriage thing?
Some say I am not going to get married. No! Don’t quote me wrong, I am going to get married most definitely, my kids are growing up, and so I need a partner that will be able to take care of their needs and mine. I will get married, but I am just taking my time.
I have two beautiful kids; a son and a daughter. At this time I am just focused on taking care of my adorable kids and that’s it, and that’s enough. They are my kids and they keep me motivated.