Rayvanny Quits Wasafi Records, Diamond Platnumz Speaks Out

July 13, 2022
Rayvanny (L) and Diamond Platnumz (R)

Rayvanny (L) and Diamond Platnumz (R)

Tanzanian crooner, Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa aka Rayvanny has left Diamond Platnmuz’ record label, Wasafi records.

The Next Level Music CEO announced his exit on Instagram in an emotional video where he recounted his experiences under the label.

Rayvanny
Rayvanny

It’s been six years since we started working together, my team, my family WCB Wasafi, the love, unity has been a very strong pillar as a team

Rayvanny

Vanny Boy thanked Diamond’s label for playing a major role in his music career.

He said he had achieved as a signee in Wasafi.

“I have learnt a lot from the team and also, we have achieved much as a team. You have raised me and nurtured my talent,” Rayvanny said.

Explaining the reason he quit the label, Rayvanny said he wanted to create more opportunities for upcoming musicians.

“It is my time to leave home and start a new life. The aim is to grow and also it is to create an opportunity for other artistes. I leave and others get helped. I will be helping other young musicians in wherever I am going. I was helped to get to this level.”

Diamond wished Rayvanny well writing, “NLM PRESIDENT! Let’s Gooooooo!”

Rayvanny’s announcement comes a few months after fans noticed some changes on his Instagram bio and speculated that he had ditched the label.

Previously, his bio read, ‘From East Africa Tz, BET Awards winner, signed under WCB Wasafi,’ followed by links to his current music.

Since April this year, Rayvanny’s bio changed to; ‘CEO NLM Music’, tags of his company, ‘Next Level Music’ and a BET Award winner.

Rayvanny and Diamond Platnumz in 'Tetema' video shoot
Rayvanny and Diamond Platnumz in ‘Tetema’ video shoot

Rayvanny started his label last year and issued a statement saying he would continue working with Wasafi.

In January this year, fresh reports came that Rayvanny was asked to part with TSh2 billion (Sh98 million) if he was in a rush to quit the label that created his musical fame.

Personality Mwijaku, in an interview, said Rayvanny was asked to pay the sum but was unable to.

“From the information I got, recently Rayvanny got a partner from Zambia who wanted to invest in his Next Level record label,” he said.

“But the investor insisted that he has to be independent to avoid collision, and that means ditching Wasafi. When he presented the case to Wasafi management, the managers there presented him with an invoice of TSh2 billion.”

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