Why Rayvanny & Diamond’s plan to acquire Kenyan Citizenship failed

Next Level Music President Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa has revealed that he wanted to relocate to Kenya together with his former Boss Diamond Platnumz.

Speaking to Willy M Tuva, Vanny Boy narrated that they were seeking Kenyan Citizenship, at a time they had been banned from doing music in Tanzania.

The two landed in trouble with the Tanzania government after the release of their collaboration “Mwanza” back in 2018.

The Tanzanian Government through its Music Regulatory Board popularly known as BASATA banned Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny over their song Mwanza with claims that it doesn’t hold the required moral threshold for public consumption.

Vanny Boy says the ban frustrated them and that’s why they were seeking Kenyan Citizenship.

However, after a series of meetings and issuing a public apology BASATA allowed them to continue with business – making them stop the process of seeking the Kenyan Citizenship

 “We were really stressed after being banned from doing music after we performed our song Mwanza that had been banned.

“So after being banned, Diamond gave me and idea of changing our Citizenship, so that we become Kenyans. So we came here and we started the process of acquiring Kenyan Citizenship but later our government lifted the ban and our plans stopped there,” Ravanny narrated.

Rayvanny further stated that if the ban could have continued right now they could be Kenyans.

“You know when you are in trouble; mostly you get a lot of ideas because of being confused and all that but at the end of the day the government listened to us and we were able to continue with our work up to today and they are very supportive,” Vanny Boy added.

Despite lifting the ban, Rayvanny’s song “Mwanza” will remain banned as it’s not supposed to be played on TV or any Radio station in Tanzania.


On December 21st, 2018, Diamond and Rayvanny issued a public apology, to BASATA for disrespecting its orders while in Kenya.

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