‘I And Don Jazzy Created The Syllabus Of Music’ – Wande Coal

Nigerian singer, Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known by his stage name, Wande Coal, has claimed that he and his former producer and record label boss, Don Jazzy, were the ones who created ‘the syllabus of music’ in the country. 

He said a lot of people read through what he and Don Jazzy did and took from it and created their own sounds.

The ‘Bumper 2 Bumper’ crooner made the claim during a recent interview with Cool FM, Lagos.

He, however, said there was nothing wrong with the youngsters copying what he and Don Jazzy did.

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He said, ‘Me and Don Jazzy have always had a bond. He knows I always come with energy. Even in the studio, I’m always pumped. I’m like, yo, let’s do this sound. And he makes sure he kills it.

‘So, it’s like symbiotic [relationship]. I feel like me and Don Jazzy created the syllabus of music. We created a syllabus of music and a lot of people read that and then took what they had to take to create their own. And that is what is happening now.

‘There is no problem with that as long as we are still here making magic with the new generation’s sounds.’

Africa Today News, New York recalls that Wande Coal and Don Jazzy had over a decade ago worked together at the defunct Mo’hits Record and Mavin before parting ways in 2013.

In a related development, Afrobeats star, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has snubbed Don Jazzy, in his list of contemporary Nigerian music legends.

He, however, mentioned Don Jazzy’s former partner at Mo’hit Records, D’banj, in his list of Nigerian music industry’s legends, otherwise known as ‘OGs’.

When asked about the pioneers of modern Nigerian music, he said, ‘Definitely D’banj. He was one of the artists I saw while growing up. D’banj, 2Face…So, the big 3 then were D’banj, 2Face, and there was a group of twins called P-Square. Those were our OGs. They were the people that made this thing possible.’

Davido dropped the list while appearing on the latest episode of Bootleg Kev audiovisual podcast.

Africa Today News, New York

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