Rayvanny whose real name is Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa was
born on 22nd August 1993 in Mbeya, Tanzania. He is a Tanzanian musician and dancer signed under WCB Wasafi Records label.
In 2011 while still in primary school he won a rap freestyle competition. In 2012 he joined a music group called Tip Top Connection, where he got more experience in his music career and connected with a lot of artists.
He started his music career by singing Acapela. Due to closeness of Tip Top Connection and WCB Label, Diamond Platnumz decided to sign him as his Artist under WCB Wasafi Records label in 2015. In 2016 he released his first song, “Kwetu” which became a hit in East Africa.
In 2016, Rayvanny was nominated for an MTV Africa Music Award in the category of Breakthrough Act 2016. In 2017 he was also nominated for several music awards, such as AEUSA for Best New Talent, Uganda Entertainment Award for Best African Act, and BET Award for International Viewers’ Choice.
- Natafuta Kiki
- 2017: International Viewers’ Choice, BET Awards 2017
Girlfriend and Baby
His girlfriend is Fahyma and they have a baby boy Jaydan Vanny born in April 2017.Months later after the birth of the baby they have parted ways. Fahyma through her instagram she posted a photo and captioned ‘Single mama’. Rayvanny wrote on his instagram
“Mpende ila Usimuamini , Mpe ila sio Vyote, mtunze ila Usimchunge, mpe mwili wako ila Usimpe Siri zako….. Ata mkojo ulikua Soda, Vitamu ndio Vichungu keep it your Mind. (Love but do not trust, give but not everything, maintain her but don’t protect her, give her your body but not your secrets. At some point, even the urine used to be soda. The sweet things turn out to be the most bitter. Keep it in your mind).”
Rayvanny, WCB’s youngest member, hit the headlines early this year with what was termed as unfaithfulness to his baby mama Fahyma. In an exclusive interview with Word Is, the Salome hit maker confessed to having a thing with Nairobi Diaries’ Mishi Dorah.
Even after being cheated on, Rayvanny’s baby Mama Fahyma has supported her baby daddy’s music projects on her social media accounts. Shockingly enough, this guy Rayvanny was making out with a socialite while she, Fahyma, was nursing her pregnancy.
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