Rayvanny Biography: Age, Early Life, Relationship, Career, Awards & Nominations, Business, Net Worth

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Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa, better known by his stage name Rayvanny, is a Tanzanian musician, songwriter and recording artist signed under WCB Wasafi records label founded by Diamond Platnumz.

He is well known for his hit single, Kwetu which had him rise to fame in the music industry. 

Here's a look at Rayvanny's biography

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Rayvanny Early Life

Born in a town called Mbeya, his parents brought him up in a humble setting. Though he was not from a well to do family, his parents seemed to give to him all the support he needed.

Rayvanny has a brother by the name of Shadrack, who graduated from Ardhi University Tanzania. 

Rayvanny Relationship

Rayvanny was once romantically involved with Fahima who is a fashionista. They have a son together whom they have named Jaydan Vanny.

Rayvanny Career

Rayvanny realised his passion for music in 2011 when he was still in secondary school when he won a rap freestyle competition. Soon enough he realised that was what he wanted to take up as a career.

In 2012, he joined a music group called Tip Top Connection. This gave him more insight into what the music industry was all about and soon enough he had also started making connections as well.

With that, Rayvanny got signed under the WCB Wasafi record label that is run by Diamond Platnumz in 2015. Rayvanny then released his debut single 'Kwetu' which became an instant hit in East Africa.

Rayvanny collaborated with Diamond on the Salome (Wanchekecha) remix in 2016. They also worked together and released the hit song, Amaboko which soon became a dance challenge and everyone was taking part in it.

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In 2020, together with Uncle Epatan, he released the hit single 'Catwalk' in collaboration with Passion Java Records. His hit 'Ngongingo' with Babalevo was an instant which was sold out worldwide.

Rayvanny Awards & Nominations

His time in the industry and his association with Diamond Platnumz got him the recognition that he deserved as an artist. Rayvanny only wants to keep producing great music for his fans.

Here's a list of his awards and nominations:  

2016 – Breakthrough Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards (Nominated)
2017 - Best New International Act: Viewers Choice Award at the BET Awards (Won)
2017 – Best Newcomer at the African Music Magazine Awards (Nominated)
2020 - Best World Music Album of the Year 'Flowers' at the Grammy Awards (Nominated)
2020 - Best Male Artist East Africa at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) (Nominated)
2020 - Entertainer of the Year at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) (Nominated)
2020 - Best Collaboration for 'Pepeta' at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) (Nominated)

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Rayvanny Business

Having got the blessing from his mentor, Diamond, it was reported that Rayvanny was leaving Wasafi to start his own record label. Diamond revealed that any artist that was under Wasafi was allowed to start their own project and he said Rayvanny's label was going to be the next big thing in Tanzania.

"I was looking at his studios and told him, 'Rayvanny, this studio is big.' The day he will post it, as we speak it will be the number one best studio in the country," Diamond said.

Rayvanny Net Worth

Rayvanny is amongst the richest musicians in Tanzania and he is believed to have a net worth of $1.2 million. Most of his income comes from stage performances, album sales, and brand endorsement deals.

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