Tanzanian musician Rayvanny is still legally signed to WCB Wasafi, despite the fact that he announced his departure from Diamond Platnumz’s record label on July 12, 2022.
According to reports from Wasafi’s top boss Babu Tale, Rayvanny has yet to complete the steps required for him to leave WCB.
Rayvanny has not yet purchased the rights to his music from Wasafi, according to the manager-turned-politician, leaving the label in control of all of his songs recorded and produced by WCB.
“Rayvanny amekuja Wasafi akiwa hana uwezo akafanya biashara na Wasafi sasa hivi ana majumba na majumba na anajiweza na amefungua record label yake ambayo ni Next Level. Leo hii anataka kuenda kuendalea biashara yake mwenyewe,
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“Biashara iko wazi ana room ya kubuy out hisa yake kwetu… kununua shares. Ndicho hicho ambacho tunakisubiria kikamilike ananunua shares zake zote kwetu tunamkabidhi,” said Babu.
However, Babu emphasized that Rayvanny is still under Wasafi and that the label retains all rights to his music, implying that WCB continues to profit from Rayvanny’s songs.
Adding that Wasafi no longer organizes shows for the singer, the singer, therefore, gets his own shows and performs without the involvement of WCB, under the current agreement.
“Kama hivi tunavyomruhusu unavyomuona anafanya show mwenyewe kila kitu mwenyewe… Tunasuburia kila kitu kikikamilika anakwenda kuwa msanii independent,
“Kwa hio ni vitu ambavyo viko kwenye utaratibu. Rayvanny wakati huu yuko Wasafi hajaenda kusaidiwa amekwenda kufanya biashara. Biashara yake imekua anakwenda kuwasaidia wengine,
“Kumaliza si kama taa pap, kwa sabubu catalogue zote zipo chini ya mikono ya Wasafi mbaka leo. Ukiona Rayvanny anaimba zile catalogue zote za muziki ziko chini ya mikono ya Wasafi,” he added.
Rayvanny’s contract reportedly includes a Tsh1 billion (Ksh50 million) termination clause.
To leave Wasafi, he must pay WCB the amount required to buy out the remainder of his contract and be allowed full rights to his songs.