‘You were on the run from the police in London’ – JJC blasts D’banj

by Hauwa Gambo

Skillz (aka JJC)

Skillz, who was a part of the JJC & 419 squad (hits including ‘Gbao’, ‘Atide’ and ‘Kilonsele’ and ‘We are Africans’) and has been acknowledged as one of D’baj’s early mentors, has quite a bit to say about the D’banj interview this week and, as the host of Nigezie’s E News, which conducted the interview, notes: “It was not nice.”

In the D’banj interview, he had mentioned JJC as part of his evolution with Don Jazzy thus: ‘People say I’m less talented, I was known as a jester in the JJC squad. I’d make everyone happy and play the mouth organ, but I knew what I wanted. I decided to give Don Jazzy power in 2007 when we realized that after four years, they did not recognize us as a record label. We had signed artistes and done all this work. So we restructured, and restrategized.

(“You are the Jesus Christ of the industry” – See the most striking quotes from the D’banj interview HERE)

Skillz is having none of it. He is upset at D’banj, saying: “we worked for for four years and got nowhere. Why would you be slandering my name?” Noting that the JJC & the 419 squad was “at the top of its game”, he shares how he helped D’banj, Kas and other artistes: “I used to pay Don Jazzy a thousand pounds a month.”

After noting that himself and Don Jazzy wrote the lyrics for the song, ‘Mobolowon’, he adds an interesting aside – the song was written because D’banj had issues with the police in the United Kingdom. Ouch.

Confused yet? Welcome to the club – it’s a rambling interview. Skillz, whose star has dimmed over the past few years, clearly has several bones to pick. “If D’banj wants to mention my name,” he insists. “All he should say is thank you.”

(I am not interested in what D’banj said – Don Jazzy speaks out … again HERE)

Something else you’ll enjoy – the way the interview is edited with D’banj tracks. Shout out to the guys at E Xtra!

See the interview below :


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Comments (8)

  1. Kai this is so lame of jjc,if u and donjazzy are really d baba na Una suppose go dey make illuminati dollars now lol but una still dy make naira so I'd rather be quiet if I were u and don baba J. Plus who cares if dbanj was running from the police,cos guy all dt one na story story o lol

  2. This is another lazy, sloppy and slothful guy. You wrote songs for Dbanj…so what? You wrote the songs but he sang and performed them. Irreplaceable was written for Byonce by Neyo, R. Kely wrote some songs for Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Honestly I don't get JJC's argument. U should ba happy he mentioned ur name in that interview, at least those who did not know now know how lousy and despicable you are.

    For the record, Dbanj has never claimed to be a singer….he said he's an entertainer. After Don jazzy and people like JJC, Dbanj will buy more songs and turn them to hits with the help of another capable producer. Many of them are queuing up now. It is no big deal if u wrote his songs, it is one of those things that are permissible in the industry. Now, u can pack ur bags and go back to the UK sir. E go hard u to survive in Nigeria bruv…

  3. people are so quick to tell the world what they did for you, what happened to the other part of the story – all you have done for them too.

  4. you said he slandered you, now you have slandered him too. i guess you are now even. you made him, now go make yourself.

  5. Scandalous new angle on the story, sad that Skillz ends up the fool

  6. Enough on this D'banj Don Jazzy story!

  7. LOL!!!! Hauwa o!!! "whose star has dimmed"

  8. Poorly written article.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail