“I Grew Up Farming And Selling Akara” – Don Jazzy Makes Shocking Revelation.
Popular Nigerian music producer, Michael Collins Ajereh, simply called, Don Jazzy, has revealed in a new interview with, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, that as a child, he worked on the farm with his father and helped his mother to sell Akara (bean cake).
Read excerpts from his interview below:
“My growing up was amazing, beautiful. I grew up in two places, Ajegunle and Egbeda. First, Ajegunle, I was born in Ajegunle. I moved to Egbeda when I was about 11 years old.
“My memories of Ajegunle include four or five things. School, which was primary school; come back home, follow my dad to the farm, which was at the back of the house, then come back in the night, join my mum who sells Akara in the front of the house. Then in the morning my brother and I will walk to go and carry agidi.
“We used to go and carry it from the woman that my mother ordered it from. They used to make it early in the morning; so, it is hot and still like pap. We will bring it back home before it turns to agidi (like eko) then we go to school.
“So, it was school, church, farm, and music.”