Cassper Nyovest Biography
Refiloe Maele Phoolo alias Cassper Nyovest is a celebrated South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer and business mogul. He is currently considered as the most successful South African artist as well as the greatest South- African hip- hop artist of all time.
Cassper Nyovest Age, Birthday, Place of Birth, Nationality
Cassper was born on 16th December, 1990 in Montshioa, Mahikeng, North West province, South Africa. Cassper is currently 29 years old as of the year 2020. He gets to celebrate his birthday on 16th December every year.
Cassper Nyovest Family
Cassper Nyovest’s real father is Letsebela Phoolo whereas his mother is Muziki Phoolo. He has two siblings, a sister (Tsholofelo Phoolo) and his late brother (Khotso Phoolo). Khotso passed on in the year 2003.
Cassper Nyovest Education Background
He went to Sol Plaatjie Secondary school for his secondary education. It was during this time that he developed profound passion for music, specifically rap music. As a matter of fact, he started rapping at the age of 12. After failing his Grade 10 exams in 2006, he moved to his grandmother’s house in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Cassper dropped out of school in 2007 at the age of 16. Prior to his dropping out, he told his parents that he would rather chase his dream, which he believed was going to work out rather than playing it safe and regretting it his whole life.
Cassper Nyovest Career
After quitting school, Cassper moved to Johannesburg to pursue his musical career as a rapper as well as a producer. Prior to this, in 2004, he had actually formed a hip- hop group with his friends. The group was known as ‘Childhood Gangsta’ and he actually formed it when he was barely 13 years old.
This was followed by him leaving the group to join another group known as ‘Slow Motion’. The group, which had a total of 8 members, had the record producer Aashish Gangaram of Ganja Beatz as part of it. After moving to Jo’ Burg, he got signed by Impact Sounds, which is a motswako record label. He left Impact Sounds in 2008 to be a solo artist.
This prompted him to move back home. While he was performing at one time, he got discovered by the late rapper Hip- hop Pantsula. Shortly after, the two got together to making a song known as ‘WamoTseba Mtho’. While still at home, he got to create his own record label known as ‘Family Tree Records’ in 2014.
Before long, he got to release his debut single known as ‘Gusheshe’ where he featured Okmalumkoolkat. He released his second single, ‘Doc Shebeleza’ in 2014 as a mention for the renowned Kwaito artist, Doc Shebeleza. This was one of his greatest hit songs that took the music scene by storm. It even got to receive praise and recognition by fêted singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Cassper got to release his debut album known as ‘Tshofelo’ on 18th July, 2014. He named the album after his sister who goes by the same name. This album received so much love, mentions and airplay.
After ‘Tshofelo’ did so well, Cassper was inspired to refurbish the album. Soon after, he got into the works that saw him collaborating with artistes such as Wizkid, DJ Drama, Casey Veggies and Anatii. This resulted to a platinum edition of the same album being released on 17th April, 2015. The album only had a limit of 10,000 copies printed.
In late 2015, Cassper announced that on 31st October, 2015, he was to have a concert at Ticketpro Dome, South Africa. He named the concert ‘Fill up the Dome’ since his aim was to fill up the dome, which at that time could accommodate only 20,000 people at full capacity.
He was also going to release his second album known as ‘Refiloe’ on the same day. Believe it or not, the tickets to the event were completely sold out. This resulted in him having similar events all over south Africa for the next couple of months.
He went ahead and more albums and songs. His other albums include Thuto (5th May, 2017) that had its lead single known as ‘Tito Mboweni’ which was named after the SA’s Minister of Finance and former SARB Governor, Tito Mboweni, Sweet and Short (2018). He had a comeback to his hip-hop self -early 2020 with a track known as ‘Good for that’.
Cassper Nyovest stands as the most successful artist in South Africa as well as the greatest South African hip hop artist of all time.
Cassper Nyovest Nominations, Awards and Mentions
2013- He won 4 awards at the 2nd edition of the South Africa Hip Hop Awards.
13th April, 2014- Nominated for the Best African Artist Award at the 12th Headies Award in Nigeria. He was competing against other commendable African artists such as Sauti sol (Kenya), Nasty C (South Africa), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) and Sarkodie (Ghana).
July & August 2014 – Tshofelo album was cresting number 1 on the iTunes SA Album chart for 2 consecutive months.
October 2014 – Cassper, the hottest MC in Africa as ranked by MTV Base.
October 2014- No 2 as South Africa’s hottest MC of the year as ranked by MTV SA.
2015 – SA’s hottest MC as ranked by MTV Base.
2016 – SA’s hottest MC as ranked by MTV Base.
2016 – Hottest rapper in Africa as ranked by MTV Base.
Cassper Nyovest Albums and Songs
He has released a total of 4 albums so far. These are Tshofelo (2014), Refiloe (2015), Thuto (2017) and Sweet and Short (2018).
His songs include Doc Shebeleza, Phumakim, I hope you bought it, Mama I Made It (MIMI), Madumane, Baby Girl, Tito Mboweni, Who got the block hot? Move for me, Ksazobalit, Amademoni and Good for that.
Cassper Nyovest ex- girlfriends
Cassper prides himself in having an unprecedented taste in jaw- dropping beauties. All her exes happen to be very pretty. They include Boitumelo Thulo, Fezokuhle Zulu, Amanda Du Pont and Lizelle Tabane. She is currently dating Thobeka Majozi.
Cassper Nyovest Girlfriend
Cassper is currently dating the ever- dazzling Thobeka Majozi. The 27-year-old beauty conceived twins and gave birth to a daughter and a son. Despite keeping a very low profile, she is known for having a sweet spot for rappers. Before dating Cassper, she was in a relationship with Rapper Magz. Before Magz, he dated Siyanda Zulu, who is a football player for the Keiza Chiefs.
Cassper Nyovest Lobola
Rumours have it that Cassper was forced to pay some price to Thobeka’s family when she was expectant. This was mandatory for the twins to bear his name once they were born. The price is known as ‘Lobola’ in local South African dialect.
Cassper Nyovest Children
Cassper Nyovest is a father to twin; a boy and a girl. The twins are about 2 years old. Details about the twins are hidden from the public eye.
Cassper Nyovest Net worth 2020/2021
Cassper’s current net worth is approximately $3.3 million. He works so hard for his money. His main source of income includes music shows, record production, brand deals and entrepreneurship. He has been able to do brand endorsements for big brands such as Ciroc, Samsung, Nike, KFC, Castle Lite and Shoprite.