Bongo star Rayvanny is being forced a hefty fine of Sh2.5 million (Tsh50 million) for performing at Nandy festival before exiting the Diamond Platnumz’s owned record label WCB Wasafi completely.
Rayvanny had not been cleared by Wasafi to perform at any concert. The news was made public by journalists from a local radio station in Tanzania after he was spotted at BASATA.
“Rayvanny went to seek help from Basata because of the amount of money he was charged by Wasafi,” the report says.
The Next Level Music CEO had not terminated his contract fully at WCB Wasafi, before making the surprise appearance.
Reports indicate that the star was supposed to pay at least Sh40 million (Tsh800 million) before being allowed to leave WCB and gain exclusive rights to all the music he made while under the label.
Rayvanny made the surprise appearance at Nandy Festival in Songea, days after leaving WCB Wasafi.
He had shared a series of videos capturing his entry at the show and the crowd could be seen cheering and jumping in excitement.
Diamond recently told DW Africa that signees quit his label because they fail to honour the contract regulations.
“Some of them after we have nurtured them, now want to take it from us by force. They want to be given the whole amount of money they get while working under Wasafi,” Diamond said.