Michael Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, a Nigerian musician and music producer said the memory of selling àkàrà with his mother in Ajegunle motivates him.
The founder of Mavin Records was a guest on the Zero Conditions podcast, where he spoke about his childhood experience of selling àkàrà with his mother, with the hope that the ‘big customers’ would notice him and give him money.
Speaking of his humble beginnings he said that that period in his life shaped him. His words, “I remember it like it was yesterday, I remember sitting down with my mum frying àkàrà there, sitting on the bench there in Ajegunle, and any big man that passes by with their Peugeot 504 or Mercedes 230 or whatever and they come to buy Àkàrà. I also remember the thought in my head, ‘I wish this man would just look at me and go, Young boy, just take this, I know that you need it’ or something like that.”
Don Jazzy also added that now that he is successful, his experience prevents him from looking away whenever he meets anyone who needs help and whenever there is an opportunity to give back to society.
In July 2022, Ajereh’s mum passed away. It is, however, a good feeling that his mum witnessed his success before her death. May God Grace every parent to live long in good health and enjoy the fruit of their labor as the effort of their children is blessed.
Sidikat Odukanwi, best known as Iyabo Oko, a late Nollywood actress was buried on Thursday, 10th August, in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Iyabo Iko died on 28 June at 61. Bisi Aisha, the daughter of the deceased, posted a notice of her mother’s passing on Instagram.
The veteran started acting as a teenager in 1973 with the Eda Onileola Theatre Troupe. She became famous in 1993 for her role in ‘Oko’.She was diagnosed in 2015 with an ischemic stroke, which affected her ability to continue performing.
This is a report according to the Premium Times.
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