In a sharp reaction to the recent NET exclusive interview where D’banj recently had with our reporter, Abdul Rasheed Bello also known as JJC (Skillz) has spoken out, countering D’banj’s claims that he ‘cheated’ Don Jazzy
In the interview, held in London on April 21, D’banj said while he and Don Jazzy were working with JJC and his 419 Squad back in the UK several years ago, JJC had ‘cheated’ his producer friend.
‘Jazzy is a very quiet person. Loyalty is key. My loyalty still lies in the friendship I had with him. He was cheated by JJC, and I was present. I swore never to cheat him’, D’banj had said.
But JJC, who has since returned to Nigeria and pushing his production career,says he has been wrongfully accused and that the Mo’Hits former bosses have never acknowledged him as a key figure in their success story.
‘Today I don’t normally talk about this but today I saw an article on the internet which absolutely took off the gag’ he said in a video interview with Nigezie.
JJC tells his own version of the story, telling of ‘how D’banj came knocking at his doors back in 2001 while in the UK pleading to work’ with him (JCC) who was already established at the time
JJC founded Big Brovas and the 419 Squad, and was involved in the development of some of today’s pop stars, including Kween, Kas, D’banj and MP.
In the Nigezie interview, an obviously upset JJC claims another pop singer brought Don Jazzy (who at the time was working with UK-based Nigerian band Solek as a pianist) to his studios to learn music production.
JJC says he housed both artistes and gave them a platform alongside his already successful 419 squad. ‘The thing that upset me is that the article said they were working for four years and didn’t get anything….but we were performing at every single show they could be. We were at the top of the game and a lot of people can actually testify to that. What are you crying about, that nobody paid you? You were nobody, nobody knew you, why would I pay you to come and perform’, JJC told Nigezie.
And on D’banj claiming JJC cheated Don Jazzy, JJC says;
‘…I cheated Don Jazzy? How come Don Jazzy didn’t say that for himself? You say what I cheated him. I taught Don Jazzy how to produce which made him Don Jazzy that he is today. I used to pay him 1000 pounds every month back in 2004 for being a traniee…’, JJC heatedly explains.
He goes on to talk about how he and Don Jazzy wrote some of D’banjs’s hit songs such as ‘Mobolowo won’ and ‘Soccor’ and that Wande Coal once told him that he (Wande) co-wrote most of D’banj’s songs.
culled from thenetng.com