Don Jazzy & D'banj Release Video Of G.O.O.D. Music Signing

UPDATE: A recently released clip shows the Nigerian artists inking their deal to join the G.O.O.D. Music family.

Kanye West has added a few more members to the G.O.O.D. Music family. The Chicago, Illinois rapper has signed Nigerian artists Don Jazzy and D’banj to his shingle, which also houses artists including Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce and producer Hit-Boy.

“Lord I thank you for being So GOOD to us. On such a special day u have decided to humble us more! I'm speechless. Congrats Bro.. It's TIME," wrote D'banj, whose birthday is today. "Just like yesterday myself and my brother did Tongolo. 7yrs later Mo’ Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. God thank u."

“Thanks for ur love and prayers always. Now we can hear IDJA from the world’s finest Stars. Thanks again its Naija,” wrote Don Jazzy.

Thanks for ur love and prayers always. Now we can hear IDJA from the world's finest Stars. Thanks again its Naija.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Lord I thank you for being So GOOD to us. On such a special day u have decided to humble us more! I'm speechless. Congrats Bro.. It's TIMEless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Just like yesterday myself and my brother did Tongolo. 7yrs later Mo' Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. God thank uless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

[June 9]

UPDATE: A newly released video confirms Don Jazzy and D’banj signing to G.O.O.D. Music.

 

RELATED: Producer Hit-Boy Signs To G.O.O.D. Music

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  • mary

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Ejike, critacally acclaimed as one of the most talented persons on the planet, is the pioneer of Nigerian film industry, Nollywood. The seductively handsome former super model is also a lecturer, an actor, a novelist, art critic, columnist, biographer, TV presenter and personality, film and video producer, director, editor, and Nollywood international promoter. Bob Ejike, tagged Nigerian King of Pop by local media and known for his column in The Sunday Sun, his presentation of NTA programme Tropical Rhythms, his music, films, and his pioneering role in the creation of Africa's greatest film industry, Nollywood, stayed in East Africa for the last 5 years where he created the Professor Bob Ejike Foundation for Performing Arts (Probe), which owns five recording studios that aided indigent artistes, and helped Uganda in its bid to create an indigenous film industry. Ejike also worked on a number of international movies and built a cultural bridge that led to various forms of artistic exchange between East and West Africa, helping to popularize Nigerian films, actors and musicians around the world. The multitalented artiste whose vocal abilities were developed by Reverend Chris Okotie,(whom he still names as his musical mentor), fingered his greatest achievement as writing the first known Nollywood film, Echoes of Wrath ( NAFEST Award winner, featuring Richard Mofe-Damijo), which launched the third biggest film industry in the world. Two decades ago Bob Ejike predicted that Nollywood would switch over to music and Nigeria would rule the African music market. How did he know? Ejike replied, 'It was clear to see. We already had a marketing platform and an intricate distribution network capable of putting a work of art in any world capital within a week, in Alaba market, thanks to Nollywood. It is much cheaper to produce an album than a movie' Ejike just finished acting in two Nigerian films with locations in Italy, Too Late for Sin, and Sew and Reap, shot the video for his new single Money Dey in the Italian peninsula and concluded a packed concert in Dubai's Garrage Night Club. His latest videos can be found in utube, myspace and several music websites. Bob Ejike was born in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. As a child he could compose stories and write rhymes, and many were convinced that he had inherited the artistic creativity of his maternal grandfather Sam Obinwa, a second world war veteran who entertained troops with his guitar and musical compositions. When he was 13, Ejike became Africas youngest poet, columnist, editor and theatre director. He wrote for the Daily Star, edited the poetry corner in The Democrat, and ran a theatre group which was coordinated by Moses Onyeabor, (elder brother of the Eastern Nigerian superstar Willy Onyeabor). At 16, while a student of Government College, Umuahia, Bob Ejike started writing for Drum Magazine, sharing the short story page with Booker Price and Commonwealth Price for Literature laureate, Ben Okri. Thereafter, he began scripting drama for radio and TV stations throughout Nigeria and appearing regularly on entertainment programmes. His plays were produced in Radio Plateau by Suleiman Adara, in Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, by Duro Solomon, in Radio Nigeria Enugu, by Jide Ogungbade, In NTA Benin by Festus Ighalo, in NTA Port Harcourt by Comish Ekiye. He joined the ABSTV Playhouse under Edith Stelly-Orji, and debuted as an actor, sharing the screen with Nkem Owoh (Osuofia), Ejike Asiegbu, and Kanayo O Kanayo. In 1982, his film Echoes of Wrath, directed by Festus Ighalo, won the NAFEST (National Arts Festival), launched Richard Mofe-Damijo, and gained commercial success, becoming the first ever Nigerian film on home video. As a guest on Sam Okohs Soundcity, he met Wonder Boy Chris Okotie and they became friends. The music superstar taught Ejike the rudiments of musical composition and vocal control. The apprentice started writing melodies and converting his poems into songs. He later gained admission into the Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt, where he came under the influence of great writers and artistes like Professor Ola Rotimi, Gabriel Okara, Elechi Amadi, I.N.C Aniebo, Chidi Amuta, among others, who helped sharpen his art. He performed severally with Dizzy K Falola, Jide Obi, Daniel Wilson, Cloud 7, and Geraldo Pino. During his National Youth Service at Federal Government Girls College, Shagamu, Ejike released his first album No Vacancy, addressing youth unemployment. He commenced acting on NTA Lagos, performing on entertainment programmes in the state. He returned to Uniport on a musical tour sponsored by the British Council. After his service year, Bob Ejike went back to Enugu and joined the cast of Ken Saro-Wiwas Basi and Co, as an actor and scriptwriter. Around this period, he was involved in the production of Okpuru Anyanwu, the second Nigerian home video film, in his village Oba, in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State, thus kick-starting the Nigerian film renaissance, Nollywood. Bob Ejike's artistery soon took him to Italy where he went to graduate school and became a lecturer at UPTER. He spent much of his spare time promoting African arts and movies through public lectures and exhibitions. Ejike lived and worked in many countries of Europe prior to his transfer to Uganda and his eventual relocation to Dubai This is one of the biggest collection of songs from a single African musician in recent times and a rare opportunity for music lovers. Get your downloads now! (Ejike's fotos are in google image) Mary E. Ajayi

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  • joe

    ITS SO SAD THAT PEOPLE NOWADAYS WOULD SACRIFICE THEIR SOULS FOR TEMPORARY EARTHLY PLEASURES..SMH..I PRAY THAT U WOULD REPENT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE FOR U..WHY CHOOSE THE LEFT PATH??..FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY ITS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL..ANOTHER LOST SOUL..WHAT A DISGRACE TO HIMSELF AND HIS COUNTRY.

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  • meezy

    Good on these guys. Heard a bit of their music, not my stuff tho. They probably wont blow up in the US/westerncountries but i guess this gives GOOD Music greater access to the African market because these guys are huge over there.

  • Dare

    I've been reading HHDX for the past 5 years and relying on them for all my Hip hop info. I feel so proud today to see this milestone achievement covered in my favoutite hiphop site. I would love to congratulate D'banj and Don Jazzy for being original artistes and not trying to be lil wayne and Kanye imitations like the bulk of the artistes in Nigeria. Americans appreciate it when u keep it real and not try to be like them. They have a plethora of gimmicky rappers already in the US and dont need Africans to try and immitate them. I feel so proud to be Nigerian today! This is a very good look for us!

  • Lashele Ngwalayou Sebastien

    Afrika throught naija is prooving to be the birth place of hiphop,soul...........

  • lashele

    D'banj i love your sound system and can only say keep up with the flag of 9ja rising to the highest.likewise camair and afrik.

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  • Anonymous

    good looking from Kanye ,Africa is the origin of soul, jazz, and hip hop music D banj is talented and Don jazzy is a very good producer. big up Africa and thank u Mr Kanye west.

  • Woodruf234

    well its a good signing but i don't see D'banj's usefulness there.. Don jazzy is a good producer..F**K G.O.O.D MUSIC..ONE N9JA

  • osuji

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  • Anonymous

    Ameriaca is Finished thats why they looking at other Emerging Markets AFRICA Lol.its time Fella we Gotta pay attention Akon be killing it out the Top Boys the DIDDYS,JAYZs,50cents,making the Millions.NAija boys we Salute Africa Stand Up.

  • GOLD AND RICHES=HELL AND FIRE

    DONT THANK GOD YALL NIKKAZ JUST SIGNED THE DEAL WITH THE DEVIL GOD DONT LIKE THAT

  • Ikenna Berkley Jones

    FLYGERIAN 4 LIFE......but still we 9ja bois r not hungry... D banj and don jazzy having been making million of $ since b4 this deal....he got a multi million $ mansion in 9ja and london called koko mansion....9 ja never carries last....FLYGERIAN.....He gets paid over 80-100k$ to do a show in africa and even london!!!... Dont dull... FLYGERIAN.

    • Lord V

      Fucking idiot.. Nigerians are richer than your broke ass, balling on credit, food stamp dealing self.. we fucks with raw cash. Idiot.. Why didnt ur mama abort you.. fool.. You gon see this is d best thing that happened to GOOD.. Jazzy is one of d best producers alive

    • dc_reppin

      @USA. How bout YOU shut the fuck up with ur ignorant ass. u get paid in fuckin mcdonalds food stamps

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      shut the fuck up you and your flygerian shit u get paid in red cross rice

  • 50centisGay

    Who the hell are these dudes?Is kanye gonna sell their records in africa? cos aint no one here buying their jungle music

    • bobby

      am an african but wad u seds dats real talk i lived in england all ma life but now am @ america n i still dont listen to dat...no disrespect to any one but if dey sell da songs in america no one wud buy itt still...but am happy for them anywayy

    • hilsibent

      if u got nothin positive 2 say bout the motherland stfu!bet yet get a job,hatin ass crab.those 2 brothas are makin moves,from notin 2 somethin

    • Dennis Ndiema Ndiech

      Suck a dick gay boy.we dnt condone fags in Africa.

    • Bossboy R. Olumodeji

      u call our music 'jungle music'?...u ignororant bastard..at least i'm black and i live in my fatherland but u'r black and u live a whiteman's land...get ur facts rite..d'banj and don jazzy hav more money dan everybody in GOOd music except kanye west..they just need that deal to gain recognition abroad..so,u can keep ur money..Africa loves dem...u shitface, born-out-of-wedlock piece of garbage

    • B. Emerson 909

      Look at the GOOD Music roster and try to find one bad artist on it..Kanye doesn't just sign anybody, they must be dope if they caught his attention.

    • Ikenna Berkley Jones

      This dudes r d biggest acts in africa and d banj just toured america......He got a multi million $ house in lagos..Hes been making money b4 kanye...Dont dull ur self, 9ja music industry is d second or third biggest in the word..Our artist gets paid 100k$ a show in africa....Dont dull!!!... FLYGERIAN 4 LIFE.

  • Southern

    waste of money...he coulda signed XV

  • S.Dot

    For those of you wondering who D'banj and Don Jazzy are check out the track they did with Snoop Dawg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_JShdRwhHw

  • Bossboy R. Olumodeji

    as a nigerian i'm glad nigerians were recognized but sad dat kanye chose 2 of d gayest f*ckers in nigeria 2 sign...don jazzy's a good producer but i can't imagine what d'banj is going 2 bring 2 G.O.O.D Music..there are lots of sick MCS in nigeria like mode9,terry da rapman,blaise and even naeto c sometimes,bet he chose these 2.i fear they'll represent nigeria badly

    • davenchy

      Malik Yusef on GOOD music is a spoken word artist. .will u say he's not marketable?? Put a producer like Kanye or GOODmusic's Hitboy behind Modenine and u'll recognize wat a sick mc Modenine is. Me think DonJazzy was the main target Dbanj is just a freebie. .talk about gettin 2 fir the price of one! But GOOD move for the duononedaless! its Naijaaaa!!

    • osasp

      mode 9 - not marketable - (kinda lyk tech 9yne) terry da rapman - sold out dead beat (has neva been good anyway) blaise - she started out in her own lane but drifted off naeto c - wannabe american rapper(u think they aint seen enough of those already?) 'those 2' are very spontaneous and you cant front on don jazzys skills. . .he still shits on any top producer in naija all of the above are a personal opinion

    • africaunite

      ur on point wit dat one...mode9 is in my top ten most sickest emceez in this continent....better than anyone in that GOOD music rooster...i just wish he make a joint on a premo beat or just blaze....

  • Anonymous

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  • NAIJA4LIFE

    NAIJA IN DA GOOD MUZIK

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