Don Jazzy encourages young ladies to call out producers demanding sex
Don Jazzy encourages young ladies to call out producers demanding sex as a means to fix the issues female artists face in the industry.
Don Jazzy, the CEO of Mavin Records and music producer, has acknowledged that female artists face more issues than their male counterparts in the Nigerian music industry.
The 36-year-old beat-maker made his thoughts known in a recent interview with BBC News Pidgin, where he explained how sex is often demanded from many female singers by music producers and TV personalities.
While speaking in a blend of Nigerian Pidgin and English, Don Jazzy said, “I have a record label, so I have male and female artists. In the past, maybe I had the opportunity to go through a female artiste’s phone and read conversations that the female artists had had with a bunch of producers, TV people, people in the industry.. everybody just wants sex. It’s tiring. I feel sorry for them.”
According to him, the system has so many flaws and needs to be fixed.
Don Jazzy also added that he believes society has a huge role to play in raising the male child better.
He said, “We need to fix the system in general. We need to train the male child better.”
As one of his suggested solutions, Don Jazzy said that female artists should publicly expose music producers and media personalities who demand sex in exchange for a deserved favor.
“If these young ladies start calling them out, that’s a start. If a producer says he wants to sleep with you, call him out!”
Throughout the remaining part of the interview, Don Jazzy answered questions about his first marriage to Michelle Jackson, whom he had divorced at the age of 22.
He affirmed that his views about marriage are always changing.
“Are we even supposed to get married?” he posed sarcastically.
Don Jazzy revealed that doesn’t regret his divorce and confirmed that his ex-wife had remarried and has a child.
He said he is single and made jokes about ladies being welcome to “shoot shots.”
When he was asked if he would ever be involved in politics, the record label owner said he is unable to lie like politicians, thus won’t have a successful political career.
However, he said he would do a great job as President. “If I be president, I go do a good job,” Don Jazzy teased.