Tanzanian musician Rayvanny, also known as Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa, has addressed claims of leaving Diamond Platinum’z record label and launching his own. In a Wasafi TV interview, a fan inquired from the singer to address rumors of ditching Wasafi record label and joining a different label or launch his own.
Rayvanny is a WCB signee with many collaborations with Diamond among them; Tetema, Vumbi, Mwanza, Salome, Iyena, Zilipendwa, and Quarantine.
The father of one denied the allegations and said he had no plans of exiting WCB because he and the label are inseparable.
Rayvanny said there is no way he would ditch WCB to join another label, instead, he would prefer to start his own five labels for him to consider leaving.
Before sijaongeoa chochote, Vanny Boy, Wasafi for Life Beiby. Kwanza nisema naishukuru sana Management yangu, WCB Wasafi, Namshukuru sana Diamond Platnumz kwa sehemu niliyofika. Nikiamua kuwa na label, naweza hata kuwa na label hata tano. So there is no way kwamba nitoke Wasafi alafu niende kuwa chini ya Label nyingine, Labda niwe na label kumi zingine za kwangu mimi
Which translates to;
Vanny Boy and Wasafi are for life. I want to first thank my management, WCB Wasafi, I greatly thank Diamond Platnumz for the far I have come. If I decide to have a label, I can even have about five of them. So, there is no way that I am leaving Wasafi to go to another label. Maybe I own about 10 labels under my name
The Tetema hitmaker joined WCB in 2015 and released his first song, Kwetu, in 2016. The song was a major hit and served as a musical breakthrough to Rayvanny and gained him fame and popularity in East Africa.
He has since released music and collaborated with major artists including Diamond.
So far, WCB has seen the sudden exits of Harmonize and Rich Mavoko. The two left the record label citing the WCB contracts had exploitative terms and conditions that they were unable to cope with.