Tanzanian singer Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa popularly known by his stage name Rayvanny has expressed his excitement after signing a multi-million music distribution deal with South African-based music distribution company Mziiki.
The President of Next Level Music took to his Instagram page to reveal that through the deal,he is officially a billionaire.
“Mama your son is a billionaire Now !! Am so happy to sign my first Big distribution deal in the world with my family @mziiki. MAMA MWANAO NI BILIONEA SASA thanks God, big thanks to all my fans for supporting me,” he wrote.
This is notably the first major music partnership deal Rayvanny is getting into after leaving Diamond Platnumz’s WCB record label.
The news attracted multiple congratulatory messages including Diamond who took the initiative to officially welcome Rayvanny to the billionaires club.
“Vanny Baaaaaay!…welcome to the Billionaire Club,” Diamond wrote.
However,other people bashed the move referring to Tanzanian songstress Vanessa Mdee’s unpleasant experience with Mziiki Company saying that Rayvanny did not learn from her and that his experience will be nothing different.
On August 25, 2022, Atlanta-based Vanessa Mdee put Mziiki on the spot over non-payment of her royalties as per the contract she signed.
She further highlighted that she tried getting her money back using her management team but the company is yet to react to the issue.
“My goodness, money made from music is sought with difficulty by the artists from the creation until it reaches the people. Please Mzikii, I asked you to pay me my money according to the agreement we made.I have tried the professional way with my team but now you have reached the point where you have seized to answer,” read the statement on her social media handles.