Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa with the stage name Rayvanny is a Tanzanian Music Artiste, Songwriter, and Dancer with the WCB Wasafi Records Label founded by Diamond Platnumz. He was born on the 22nd of August, 1993 in his hometown, Mbeya, Tanzania where he grew up.
Rayvanny Biography and Career
He came to discover his musical talent at a young age while still in Primary school. In 2011, he came out as the winner of a freestyle Rap competition that was held in Mbeya. Rayvanny was taken to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Rayvanny joined a musical group called Tip Top Connection in 2012 where he got the advantage of growing more in his music and also connecting with a lot of artists. In the Tip Top Connection group, he started his career by either singing acapella or backup for big acts in Tanzania such as Yamoto Band and Madee Ali.
In 2015, he went deeper into the music industry when he was signed into WCB Wasafi Records- one of the biggest Record Label in Tanzania- by Diamond Platnumz who was very close with Tip Top Connection. ‘Kwetu’ his first official single under WCB Wasafi Records was released in 2016 and was a hit single that brought him to the limelight. He also followed up with a second single which he titled ‘Natafuta Kiki’ also in 2016. Rayvanny was nominated in the ‘Breakthrough Act’ category at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2016. He has also been nominated for various Music Awards including BET Award for International Viewers’ Choice, Best New Talent at AEUSA, Best African Act at Uganda Entertainment Awards and many more.
Rayvanny’s style of music is Bongo Flava and Afro-Pop and he is very good at it. He has associated with so many artists in the music industry, some of them are Korede Bello, Jah Praise, Diamond Platnumz, Harmonize, Dj Maphorisa, Dj Buck, Rich Mavoko and so on.
- Pochi Nene
- Chima Ulete
- Give You all
- Natafuta Kiki
- Chuma Ulete
- Salome by Diamond Platinumz
- Kijuso by Queen Darling
- Zilipendwa by WCB Wasafi Artists
Rayvanny Awards and Nominations
- He won the ‘International Viewers’ Choice Artiste (Africa) award at the BeT Awards in 2017.
- He was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ category at the African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2017.
Rayvanny Wife and Girlfriend
Rayvanny is currently dating his beautiful girlfriend Fahyma and they have a son named Jaydan Vanny. He is soon to be married to her according to the posts on their social media.
Early 2018, the two lovers took to their social media to announce their breakup after a series of allegations based on cheating but it was later alleged that it was out that it was all a prank to promote Rayvanny’s song which he titled ‘Siri’. They have since then rekindled their love announcing that they were much stronger than they have ever been before.
He met with his girlfriend’s (Fahyma) parents on the 21st of January, 2018 to discuss their wedding plans and other matters concerning the family.
Rayvanny Net worth
Rayvanny is estiamated to have a Net worth of approximately $2 Million