By Steve Osaka
Tanzanian Singing Sensation Raymond Mwakyusa commonly known as Rayvanny took a lead over Diamond and a host of other popular Stars in mourning departed President John Pombe Magufuli through the song ‘Kifo’.
As soon as word went out about Magufuli’s death, Rayvanny penned a sorrowful song in remembrance of the fallen head of state, this was witnessed as Diamond and other artist’s were still in studio working on a song in tribute to Magufuli which is yet to be released.
Rayvanny who decamped from Diamond’s owned Wasafi stable a fortnight ago and set his Next Level Studio’s seems to affirm his position as a hardworking artist in Tanzania.
The ‘Kwetu’ hit maker is also the most decorated artist having won the most prestigious Bet Awards ‘African Viewers Choice in 2017.
Magufuli was a darling to the artist as he brought them together during his Presidential Campaigns.
He was also credited for ending beef among the top Bongo Stars of Harmonize, Ali Kiba and Diamond who for along time never saw each other eye to eye.
However, not all artist’s enjoyed Magufuli’s support, rappers Nay Wa Mitego and Roma Mkatoliki rubbed the government the wrong way through their songs and they were locked up for sometime, the latter had to seek asylum in the US where he is holed up to date.
Rayvanny’s tribute ‘Kifo’ has amassed a great number of views in a day, it’s currently at 900k heading to a million towering above other tribute songs already released such as Harmonize’s stable ‘Konde Gangs’ – Ahsante Magufuli which has 400k views and Peter Msechu’s-Magufuli umetuacha imara which stands at 33k views.