Many people call him Cassper Nyovest, but his real name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo; he is a drop out from high school, he started the rap music at the age of 12 years old. This article is all about amazing and incredible things about Cassper Nyovest, nicknamed Mr Fill up. Read more.
Cassper Nyovest is a South African musician, rapper, recording artists and producer. He was born on December 16th, 1990 ( so ,he is 28 years old now) in Mahikeng, in the North West province to the family of Muzuki and Letsebela Phoolo. Though he attended the Sol Plaatje Secondary School, he dropped out aged 16th in 2006 when the musical dream sensation was burning in him and because he actually failed some exams!!.
One fascinating thing about him is that at the age of 16, he made a life changing decision that has shaped and made him to become who he is today.
He called his parents, sat them down and told them’ he wants to pursue his musical career and dream, that it is better for him to try and fail rather than not try at all and regret all the days of his life!!
In 2017, Cassper Nyovest officially became the first South African hip-hop artist to ever hold a concert at the FNB Stadium and receive such an electrifying turn out. He is the first South African artist to fill up the entire ‘Africa’s largest stadium’ – FNB Stadium.
Many people thinks he is self-made, though it is true to some extent because he believed in himself and did everything all by himself.
But few people, including himself has forgotten that his main benefactor and helper of his destiny is HHK (the undisputed Motswako rapper ). He was the first person to ever believe in him and gave him the platform and exposure that made him who he is today. He went on international tours with HHK and from there, he was able to collaborate with other international artists and he gained immense skills and experience.
HHK went as far as even featuring Cassper Nyovest on his Wamo Tseba Mtho” on his album Dumela.
Till date, Cassper Nyovest has released just five Albums, the latest being Thuto ( which was released in 2017). His other albums are Refiloe (he sold this Album during his maiden fill up the stadium concert in 2015 where he gave everybody that bought ticket a copy of the Album). Others are Tsholofelo ( in 2014), Gusheshe ( 2013) and Doc Shebeleza ( in 2014).
Out of them all, the Album Tsholofelo was the one that brought him to limelight, fame and exposure. Tsholofelo was his debut album ( July 18th, 2014) and It was the Album that made people to know who was Cassper Nyovest!!
Cassper Nyovest is an addict, serious addict. Some people are addicted to cocaine, drugs e.t.c but this rapper and music producer is addicted to something funny.
Cassper Nyovest is an addict of cartoon; infact, this attitude of his inspired the creation of his logo which he claimed was an inspiration from Cartoon Network.
Did you know that Cassper Nyovest partly designed a phone that was released since 2015? Well, now you know, Mr Fill up, partnered with AG Mobile in 2015 to release a phone. The name of the phone is called “AG Hashtag”
Cassper nyovest is a generous giver. This might be due to his upbringing; he wasn’t born with a silver spoon. All what he became today is a testimony on how hard work, perseverance, consistence and commitment can turn a poor boy to a multimillionaire man within a short space of time.
Numerous fans of his can bear testimony to his giving and charitable activities. Of recent, he made a commitment to spend 100,000 rand (100k) to sponsor some folks to school. He made the announcement via his twitter handle
So, if you need serious financial help, I recommend you follow him on twitter ( this is his twitter handle), follow up with tweeting some of his posts and then send him a direct message with proof/details on why you need his assistance. I am pretty sure he will get back to you as soon as possible.
Cassper’s love life is wrapped in secrecy, unlike Emtee and AKA. In July 2015, Cassper boldly announced that he and actress Boitumelo Thulo were dating on DRUM magazine.
However, the December of that same year ( December 2015), they broke up and everybody went their separate ways.
At the moment, he is presently dating Thobeka Majozi .
He is a social media junkie. Everything you want to know about him, his life, innovations, upcoming albums, events e.t.c; simply follow him on his social media accounts.
He is mostly active on the following social media websites
An overview and summary of his awards shown below in tabular form:
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards
|2016||War Ready||African Video of the Year||Nominated|||
|Best African Hip Hop Video||Nominated|||
|Best African Performance||Nominated|||
|Best African Male Video||Nominated|||
|Best South African Video||Won|||
Channel O Music Video Awards
|2014||“Doc Shebeleza“||Most Gifted Male||Won|||
|Most Gifted Newcomer||Nominated|||
|Most Gifted Hip Hop||Nominated|||
|Most Gifted Southern Artist||Won|||
|Most Gifted Video of the Year||Won|||
Metro FM Awards
|2015||Tsholofelo||Best Hip Hop Album||Won|||
|Best Male Album||Won|||
|“Doc Shebeleza“||Best Hit Single||Won|||
|Song of the Year||Won|||
|Best Music Video||Nominated|||
|“Doc Shebeleza” (Remix)||Best Remix||Nominated|||
|Listener’s Choice Award||Himself||Won|||
South African Music Awards
|2015||Himself||Male Artist of the Year||Nominated|||
|Newcomer of the Year||Won|||
|Tsholofelo||Best Rap Album||Nominated|||
|Album of the Year||Nominated|||
SA Hip Hop Awards
|2013||“Gusheshe“||Song of the Year||Won|||
|Video of the Year||Won|||
|2014||Tsholofelo||Album of the Year||Won|||
|Best Digital Sales||Won|||
|“Doc Shebeleza“||Song of the Year||Won|||
|Video of the Year||Nominated|||
|Himself||Most Valuable Artist||Nominated|||
|Hustler of the Year||Nominated|||
MTV Africa Music Awards
|2015||Himself||Best Hip Hop||Won|
|2016||Himself||Best Live Act||Won|
SA Hip Hop Awards
|Hustler of the year||Won|||
|Best digital Sales||Won|||
|2016||“Refiloe”||Album of the year||Nominated|||
South Africa Music Awards
|2017||“NGUD”||Best Collaboration (Kwesta ft Cassper)||Won|||
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
|2017||“Himself”||Best Male African Artist||Nominated|||
- 10# Houses and Cars
Cassper Nyovest is a modest man. He does not live a flamboyant lifestyle, though he has some of the best and latest cars and Jeep in his collection. Some of them are shown below:
In Late 2016, being a business minded fellow, Cassper Nyovest listed his home for rent on the world’s leading online home rental website, Airbnb.
You can see an overview of his house below:
Other details and information you might want to know about this young, dynamic man; you can check it out on Wikipedia