By Alex Balimwikungu
When Bongo star Rayvanny quit Diamond Platnumz’ Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) record label to start his own
“Next Level Music”, he gave the feeling that the feeling was mutual.
He penned a heartfelt note: “It has now been six years since we started working together, my team, my family WCB Wasafi, we have been driven by love and unity.
I have learnt a lot and we have achieved a lot together. I was the first artiste to win a BET award, also the first artiste from east Africa to obtain 100,000,000 view plays on Boomplay.
All these happened while we were together. My heartfelt gratitude to my family at Wasafi but most especially to my brother Diamond Platnumz, for giving me an opportunity for the world to see my talent,”
Few weeks after announcing his exit from WCB Wasafi, Rayvanny has faced a major career setback after his “Tetema” music video, featuring Diamond Platnumz got removed from the video streaming site Youtube.
Tetema Music Video by Rayvanny featuring Diamond Platnumz was removed Google Owned Platform, Youtube. Tetema Music Video dropped in early 2018 amassing about 66+ Million views on Youtube and it was Rayvanny’s most watched music video on the platform.
According to reports the song’s producer known as S2kizzy was the one that filed complaints for the video to be taken down.
According to Youtube’s explanation the Tetema Music Video was removed due to copyrights claim from Salimini Kassim, which is the real name for S2kizzy.
Sources have further explained that S2kizzy’s decision came into effect due to the fact he was not given a part of the song’s Royalties of about $75,000 (sh290m) so far there is no an official statement from the award-winning producer or Rayvanny.
This is not the first time that Tetema has been a subject of controversy and ban. In August 2019, Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB banned the song from being played in public places because the song contained inappropriate and immoral language.