Rayvanny is a famous musician, songwriter, and recording artist from Tanzania. His real name is Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa. He is known for his hit songs such as ‘Tetema’‘. His genre of music is Afro-pop and Bongo Flava.
Full name: Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Date of birth: August 22, 1993
Birth sign: Aquarius
Place of birth: Mbeya, Tanzania
Age: 28 years
Vanny Boy was born on August 22, 1993, in Mbeya Tanzania. He comes from a very humble background. He has a brother named Shadrack who is a graduate of Ardhi University.
He studied up to the high school level and then joined the music industry.
His passion for music started while still in primary school. He won the regional Serengeti rap freestyle competition in Mbeya and went on to win the national competition in Dar Es Salaam in 2011 during his high school times.
In 2012, he joined a music group known as Tip Top Connections where he worked as a backup for Ya Moto Band and Madee Ali. This gave him the chance to connect with more prominent artists.
In 2015, he joined WCB wasafi recorded owned by Diamond Platnumz.
In 2016, he released his first Single ”Kwetu” which was a trend in East Africa countries.
Diamond and Vanny Boy have collaborated on several songs including ‘Salome ‘and ‘Amaboko’.
In 2021 Rayvanny unveiled his own Record Label dubbed Next Level Music (NLM).
He is currently not married but is seeing someone. He has not yet unveiled his parent’s information to the Public. He has a kid Jaydan and a brother called Shadrack.
Tetema hitmaker dated Fahyma and was blessed with a son Jayden Vanny. In 2019 however, they separated after the allegation of Vanny Boy having affairs with other women. She left their house with his son but they currently seem to be patching things up.
He was rumored to be dating Paula Kajala, daughter of Frida Kajala. Fridah is Harmonize’s EX-girlfriend
House & Cars
His mansion is located in Tegeta Wazo, Dar es Salaam and is very luxurious.
His car collection includes a Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Audi, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Range Rover.
Awards & Recognitions
2016 – He was nominated for the Breakthrough Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
2017- He was among artists who represented Tanzania at Coke Studio Africa
2017 – He won Best New International Act: Viewers Choice Award at the BET Awards
2017 –He was nominated as the Best Newcomer at the African Music Magazine Awards
2020 – He was nominated for the Best World Music Album of the Year ‘Flowers’ at the Grammy Awards
2020 – He was nominated as the Best Male Artist East Africa at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA)
2020 – He was nominated as the Entertainer of the Year at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA)
2020 – He was nominated for the Best Collaboration for ‘Pepeta’ at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA)
His songs includes the following;
- I Miss you
- Te Amo
- Kwetu Mbeleko
- I love ypu
- Number One
He is estimated to have a net worth of $1.2 million. He makes money through stage performances, album sales, and brand endorsement deals.
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