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  • Real name: Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa
  • Stage name: Rayvanny
  • Date of birth: 22nd August 1993
  • Rayvanny's Age: 28 years
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  • Website: https://homekazi.co.ke/celebs/bio/raymondshabanmwakyusa
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: Tanzanian
Rayvanny's Biography in Summary

Birthplace and early life

Rayvanny was born in Tanzania a place called Mbeya. His upbringing was in a Christian family and his parents were poor. He discovered his talent at a young age and participated in music competitions while still in school.


He came into the limelight after he released the song kwetu and then he was going with the name Raymond. In 2015 he joined WCB record label owned by Diamond Platnumz. His time in WCB brought him a lot of fame. Under the label, he released songs such as Salome,tetema,kijuso,pepeta and got to collaborate with artists including Harmonize, Queen Darling, Nora Fatehi, Rich Mavoko among others. He was chosen by coke studio to represent Tanzania where he got to interact with a lot of artists.

Awards and Nomination

In 2017, Rayvanny scooped himself Best New International artist in B.E.T.He received a nomination on MTV Africa, Breakthrough act of the year but did not get the award.


Being a big star and handsome of course he got himself a lot of crushes but he chose Fahyvanny who is in fashion had a son together Jaydan Vanny but things did not work between them but they are operating together. He is currently dating Paula Paul who is a public figure in Tanzania and also a model. She is the daughter of actress Kajala Masanja

Next Level Music

He left the record label Wasafi in 2020 and began his own record Next Level Music. He still works with Wasafi and has remained friends with those associated with the label.