Tanzanian music artist Rayvanny is still caught up in the claws of Wasafi Records and can’t officially leave the record label even after he announced he had decided to quit.
According to the word on the street, Rayvanny can’t fully exit the Wasafi Records label just yet because he has a huge debt that needs to be settled that’s tied to his contract signed back in 2016.
Babu Tale, who speaks on behalf of the label’s management said that Rayvanny, born Raymond Shaban, is still legally signed to the label even after announcing his exit and still owes them some money.
“Rayvanny has not yet bought the rights to his music from Wasafi, which technically leaves the label in control of all his songs recorded and produced by WCB,” said Mr. Tale.
The musician is reported to have a 50 million shillings exit clause on his ten-year contract signed in 2016. Therefore, he can’t just quit without settling his debt. Despite this exit deadlock, Rayvanny and Diamond Platnumz, who owns the label, remain on good terms amid rumours of bad blood between them.
Diamond posted a photo of Rayvanny with the caption: “Chui Young, brother always!” recently to show that both of them were still friends and there was bad blood between them though many are not convinced yet and think it’s a publicity stunt.
Rayvanny who has had an incredibly successful career since joining Wasafi announced he was leaving the label so as to focus on personal interests. The Tanzanian artist also said he enjoyed his time at WCB and treasured his relationship with Diamond Platnumz since he respects and admires him a lot.
Rayvanny Can’t Leave Wasafi Records without Paying 50 million first
Rayvanny released his first single on WCB Wasafi titled ‘Kwetu’ in 2016 and since then, he has grown into a successful music artist who has gone ahead to become a household name in Tanzania and on the global scene too.
Some of his achievements include being nominated at the prestigious Premios Juventud, Hispanic entertainment awards show, in June after featuring in Colombian singer Maluma’s hit ‘Mama Tetema’. He was also the first African musician to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2020 in Budapest, Hungary.
In 2017, he became the first Tanzanian and second East African artiste after Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo to win a BET Award.
Source: Nairobi News
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