Cassper Nyovest is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on December 16, 1990, in Mahikeng, North West province, South Africa, Cassper Nyovest started his career in music in 2004 as a member of a group called Childhood Gangsters (CHG). With the group, they released a demo tape but disbanded shortly after, leading Cassper Nyovest to pursue a solo career.
Cassper Nyovest released his first album ‘Tsholofelo’ in 2014, which impressed music critics and gained him popularity in South Africa and across Africa. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) and received nominations for several awards.
In 2015, he held a concert dubbed “Fill Up the Dome” at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, becoming the first South African artist to fill up a 20,000-seater venue as the main act without an international act. The concert became a success and sparked a series of concerts dubbed “Fill Up” with each year at a larger venue.
Cassper Nyovest’s following album, ‘Refiloe’, released in 2015, debuted at number one on the iTunes South Africa chart. The album attained gold status within a day of release, becoming the fastest-selling album in South African history. In 2016, he released ‘Thuto,’ his third studio album that broke records as it went platinum in a day of release.
His fourth studio album, ‘Sweet and Short,’ was released in November 2018. The album features international collaborations with American rapper, DJ Sumbody, DJ Somebody, and Diamond Platnumz from East Africa. In December 2020, he released his fifth studio album, ‘A.M.N. (Any Minute Now),’ which features collaborations with African musicians like Zola 7, Busiswa, Boohle, and Nadia Nakai.
|Sweet and Short||2018|
|A.M.N. (Any Minute Now)||2020|
You can listen to Cassper Nyovest’s music on Boomplay.
He has an active presence on different social media platforms, including:
Cassper Nyovest has been in a long-term, on-again-off-again relationship with actress Thobeka Majozi, who gave birth to their son, Khotso, in 2020. He is a high school dropout who made it in the music industry through talent and hard work.
Cassper Nyovest is one of the richest musicians in South Africa, with his talents earning him a fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. This value is equivalent to 60,000,000 South African Rand or 1.6 billion Nigerian Naira, among other currencies. He owns luxurious cars, including a Bentley Continental GT, a Mercedes Benz SLS, and another Mercedez Benz worth R 3 million. In 2020, he built a massive mansion named “The Manor House” with a recording studio, gym, grand piano, swimming pool and multiple living rooms.
Cassper Nyovest was born in Mahikeng, North West Province, South Africa, and grew up in a family of six children. His father, Letsebela Phoolo, was a schoolteacher and a musician, while his mother, Muzuki Phoolo, worked as a teacher. Cassper Nyovest’s love for music started when he was young, and he would write and perform songs in high school. He was raised in a household that encouraged creativity, which shaped his passion for music and storytelling.
Cassper Nyovest’s estimated net worth in different currencies as of September 2021 are as follows:
|US Dollar||$4 million|
|Nigerian Naira||1.6 billion|
|South African Rand||60,000,000|
|Canadian Dollar||$5 million|
|Ghana Cedi||23 million|
|Kenya Shilling||440 million|
|Uganda Shilling||15 billion|
|India Rupee||290 crores|
Cassper Nyovest’s music, craft, and innovative approach have earned him respect, fame, and wealth. His unwavering desire to make a difference in society and help upcoming musicians speaks volumes about his character.