The maverick beat maker emerged GistHouse's Black Icon for the month of January 2023, following a selection voting exercise by users and management of the application with consideration for the most outstanding black Africans.
Unveiling the GistHouse African Icon for the month of January 2023 at a press conference at Gist House Headquarters, Omaha, Nebraska, Dr Ope Banwo, the Founder and Gistmaster at GisthHouse said; "We are most excited and privileged to announce Samuel Collins, popular as Don Jazzy, a colossus of music in Africa as the Afrocentric Icon for The Month of January 2023.”
Explaining the emergence of Don Jazzy for the coveted position, Dr Banwo noted that; “Don Jazzy was chosen out of dozens of other worthy African icons for his lifetime body of work in elevating the music industry globally in the context of the Afrocentric experience. He has not only excelled as a record producer, performer, and music executive, he literally pioneered a whole new genre of music and style of music performance with his iconic MoHits and Marvin Record labels.
"While Don Jazzy didn’t start international cross over music in Africa he brought a delightful new swagger, panache and an amazing financially rewarding dimension into African music with his unforgettable partnership with the inimitable D'banj in MoHits Records, among others. After Mohits, he took his pioneering talent to a higher level with Marvin Records that gave us instant superstars like the sultry Tiwa Savage, super crooner Wande Coal, Dr Sid, and Korede Bello among others."
According to the GistHouse App Visioner, “Beyond establishing himself as a superstar music producer/performer, Don Jazzy has also mentored and helped a whole generation of Africans to turn their talents as musicians into full time occupation and impactful vocation."
Shading more light on events to celebrate Don Jazzy, Dr. Banwo added that GistHouse will celebrate Don Jazzy as its January Icon of the Month in several ways during the month of January.
“As part of celebrating Don Jazzy, we shall be declaring Friday 20th of January as the ICON CELEBRATION DAY with Don Jazzy on the GistHouse Platform with different special rooms dedicated to celebrating him and his body of work, and also hosting him to a special conversation on the GistHouse platform,” he concluded.
Gist House provides a safe and rewarding environment for people of all colours to host different audio and video rooms on any topic, and provides advanced features for rewarding conversations on everything including Business, Politics, Religion; Personal development, Self Development, Dating; Business Meetings; Networking, Friends and Family meetings etc.