After scooping a BET award for the best new International artiste Tanzanian artiste signed to Diamond Platinumz’s Wasafi records has revealed how he almost gave up on his music career after being robbed.
In a post on his Instagram account, the singer has taken his fans back 6 years ago when he was robbed and left with bus fare.
“9/7/2011…….. Kama Hii Siku Ungenambia Nirudi Nyumbani kwetu Sijui Ningefanya nini maskini.Sababu nakumbuka mlinipa nauli elfu 50000 yakurudi mbeya lakini wakati tunatoka hotelini nilipofikia tukaingia kwenye gari kuelekea cocobeach Ambapo ndipo tulipofanyia mashindano,nilitaka kununua chipsi lakini kuangalia Mfuko sikuikuta ile pesa .Nilikosa nguvu kabisa,nikaanza kuwaza ntamwomba nani nauli endapo nikishindwa mashindano napia ntarudi vipi nyumbani.Lakini Nashukuru Mungu Alikua MWEMA nikaweza kushinda Kama MSHINDI AS FREESTYLE TANZANIA 2011 Pale Cocobeach… @nchakalih Ulikua na Uwezo wakusema Ashinde mwingine lakini ulinichagua mimi.Nawaza Kama usingenichagua nisingekutana na @babutale @mkubwafellatmk@Diamondplatnumz @sallam_sk Napengine nisingefika Hapa nilipo MUNGU AENDELEE KUKUFUNGULIA RIZKI NA AIBARIKI FAMILIA YAKO KIUJUMLA NATAMBUA MCHANGO WAKO @nchakalih
(9/7/2011 If you had sent me back home on this day I don’t know what I would have done.I had paid tsh50000 as bus fare to go back to Mbeya but when were were leaving the hotel to head to the coco beach where the competition was being held I reached out to my pocket to buy chips but unfortunately my pockets were empty and the money was gone. I was devastated and wondering where I would get fare in the instance I lost in the competition .But I thank God I emerged as the Tanzanian freestyle artiste in 2011 at Coco beach. @nchakalih you would have chosen someone else to scoop the award but you choose me and that helped me meet the likes of Mkubwa fella ,Diamond platinumz and Sallam Sk who helped me become who I am today.May God continue blessing your family abundantly)” wrote Rayvanny .
Rayvanny was named the best new international award artiste on pre-gala ceremony held on 24th in Los Angeles California before the main ceremony on Sunday 25th June.
Rayvanny who is set to perform at the Bidi Badu restaurant in Diani on July 8th , became the second East African artiste to clinch the award after Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo clinched it in 2015.