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Rayvanny on his success and the artiste who replaced him at Wasafi Records

Tanzanian singer Rayvanny has reflected on the lows and highs of his career in 2023, a year in which was twice banned by the regulatory body in Tanzania, Basata.

In a recent interview with Tanzanian blogs, the celebrated artiste expressed pride in having been recognized with three awards this year.

“I am very happy. This is significant for the country because, you know, you might have a song that people have recorded in their countries, with production from there. Still, mine is entirely Tanzanian. Everything was done here, and this is huge,” he said.

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At the same time, Rayvanny praised new WCB Wasafi artiste, D Voice, who replaced him at the record label a year after his departure.

“I have talked to him (D Voice). We used to communicate even before his break through. He is a hardworking artiste. He should persevere because this is just the beginning,” said Rayvanny.

Rayvanny announced his departure from WCB Wasafi in July 2022, marking six years of collaboration with the label. He left after setting up Next Level Music.

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Back then, Rayvanny said his decision to part ways with Wasafi was informed by the need to explore new opportunities for personal growth as well as nurturing upcoming artistes.

“It is my time to leave home and start a new life… I leave, and others get helped. I will be helping other young musicians wherever I am going. I was helped to get to this level,” he wrote at the time on Instagram.

Rayvanny’s mentor, Diamond Platnumz, graciously accepted that decision with a message that read: “NLM President! Let’s Gooooooo!”