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Ivar Christian Johansen (born 28 April 1976 in Tønsberg, Norway) is a Norwegian popular artist, musician (vocals, keyboards and trumpet), composer, journalist and program manager (NRK and TV2 Norway), known under the pseudonym Ravi (his first name backwards).
Ravi writes songs with Anders Løvlie under the name Ravi og DJ Løv. He played in the bands like Briskeby, Folk & Røvere, Jessica Fletchers and was a founding member of Jaga Jazzist (1994-2001).
He is probably most famous for the remake of the song "Cheerio" originally sung by The Monroes. He renamed this song Tsjeriåu/Tsjeriå. In the music video for this song he appears as a baby and DJ Løv dressed as a Marine with The Monroes. Ravi is also famous for his short body, red hair and beard.
Ravi has also appeared in "Venn" by Espen Lind and Lene Marlin which was made to raise money for tsunami victims.
Ravi has released many albums, in his own "Ravi language", he writes things phonetically, e.g. "cheerio" = "tsjeriåu", "kroppen min" (my body) = kråpn min, and "it's too late to cry" = "its tu leit tu krai".
Some of his other known songs are "Utadæsjælåplevelse", "E-Ore", "Ås To I Osjlo" and "Dødssøt".
Currently he is the host of the show "Landeplage" on NRK. Fanart Banner