|Real Name/Full Name||Refiloe Maele Phoolo|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Cassper Nyovest or Mufasa, or Abuti Fill Up|
|Birth Place:||Montshioa, Mahikeng, North-West Province, South Africa|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||16 December 1990|
|Age/How Old:||32 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 184 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Letsebele Phoolo |
Mother – Muzuki Phoolo
|Siblings:||Sister – Tsholofelo Phholo |
Brother – Late Khotso Phoolo
|School:||Sol Plaatjie Secondary School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Thobeka Majozi|
|Kids/Children Name:||Khotso IZwe Simba Phoolo|
|Profession:||Rapper, Song Writer, Record Producer and Singer|
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Cassper Nyovest is a renowned South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most successful musicians in South Africa through which; he came to fame through the release of his own record label known as Family Tree Records.
The main cause for his popularity came in the year 2014 upon the release of his debut studio album ‘Tsholofelo’, which featured hit singles ‘Doc Shebeleza’ and ‘Gushesshe’. Here is a quick review of the biography, early life, personal life, achievements, career, and the net worth of Cassper Nyovest in 2023.
Biography and Early Life
Cassper Nyovest was born on 16 December 1990 in Montshioa, Mahikeng, North West Province in South Africa. His real name, as well as his birth name, is Refiloe Maele Phoolo. He was born to his father, known as Letsebela Phoolo, and his mother, known as Muzuki Phoolo.
Cassper has 2 siblings one is his late brother, who died in 2003, known as Khotso Phoolo, and his sister, known as Tsholofelo Phoolo. He got raised back at Montshioa together with his siblings in his early life.
Nyovest got enrolled in Sol Plaatjie Secondary School. While in school, he got involved in various sporting activities as he was an athlete. However, Cassper commenced rapping while at the age of 12 years.
He failed in his Grade 10 exams in the year 2006, leading him to move to his grandmother’s home located in Potchefstroom. Following his failure in examinations, Nyovest decided to drop out of his high school while at the age of 16 years in the year 2007. He then started to pursue his career as a rapper and a producer in 2008 after asking his parents to chase his dreams rather than compromising with studies he always failed.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Girlfriends, etc.
Cassper Nyovest is a married man. He is married to his wife, known as Thobeka Majozi. Together with Thobeka Majozi, they have been blessed with one son known as Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo. Before the birth of his son, Nyovest released a studio album, ‘Any Minute Now’.
Before getting married, Cassper had rumors of being in romantic involvement with Boitumelo Thulo in July 2015. They later confirmed the allegations that they were dating. Nevertheless, they later broke up in December 2015.
Is Cassper Nyovest Gay?
No, Cassper Nyovest is neither gay nor is he bisexual. He is of a straight sexual orientation through which he is a married man. Nyovest is married to Thobeka Majozi, with whom they are also blessed with one son known as Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo.
Nyovest commenced his professional career while at the age of 6 years in which he was in Grade 6. Following subsequent failures in his studies, he decided to drop out of school while in Grade 10 at the age of 16 years.
In the year 2004, he joined a group known as Childhood Gangsters (CHG) though the group was later disbanded. After this, Cassper then joined the ‘Slow Motion Group’, which was an 8 member group that included Ganja Beatz Producer and Aashish Gangaram of the Feel d’ Dream Entertainment.
While at the age of 17 years old, in the year 2008, Cassper Nyovest signed for a record deal with the ‘Impact Sounds’, which was considered to be the strongest Motswako label at that time. He remained with this label for 2 years, after which he then parted ways to start his own label though it did not succeed.
After this, Cassper Nyovest then released the song ‘Holla at a Pantsula’ which immediately became a hit song in his neighborhood. The song became a great success and made him gain much popularity. In addition to this, he also got recognition in several record labels. Nyovest got spotted by the rapper Motswako during his performance, in which he got impressed by how Nyovest sang. As a result, he featured him in his album ‘Dumela’ on the song ‘Wambo Tseba Mtho’ from which he gained much exposure as a musician.
In 2013, Cassper released his first single known as ‘Gusheshe’ in the debut album ‘Tsholofelo’. After this single, he released his second single known as ‘Doc Shebeleza’, which became a major hit topping in South Africa’s official music chart where it was number 4.
His debut album ‘Tsholofelo’ got released on 18 July 2014, after which it came on top on iTunes and remained on top for the subsequent 9 weeks. They had a sold-out tour in more than 12 cities in South Africa. In addition to this, other 15 shows known as #Tsholofelo4Platinum were later released, which made many sales wherever they got presented.
In addition to this, he released the platinum edition for the Tsholofelo album in collaborations with DJ Drama, Casey Veggies, and Anatii. In late 2015, he held a concert in Johannesburg in October 2015 known as ‘Fill Up The Dome’. In this event, he also released his second album Refiloe. Among the singles in the album is the Mama I Made It (#MIMI) that was the lead single in his second album.
In March 2017, Nyovest released a lead single known as Tito Mboweni for his third album Thuto that he released in May 2017. In 2018, he released his fourth album, Sweet and Short. He later got criticized by Hip Hop fans for leaving the genre. However, he returned in 2020 with a Hip Hop track, Good for That.
Cassper Nyovest released his fifth studio album Any Minute Now n September 2020which featured several artists, including; Langa Mavuso, Samthing Soweto, Tellaman, Busiswa, Youngsta CPT, Khuli Chana, Nadia Nakai, Mo’ Molemi, Tuks, DJ Lemonka, and Towdee Mac. In July 2021, he released his first Amapiano Studio Album, Sweet and Short 2.0.
Cassper Nyovest Studio Albums
- Tsholofelo (2014)
- Refiloe (2015)
- Thuto (2017)
- Sweet and Short (2018)
- A.M.N (Any Minute Now) (2020)
- Sweet And Short 2.0 (2021)
Awards and Achivements
Cassper Nyovest has had much success through several awards he has won together with the nominations he has had in several music awards both internationally and locally. He got his first set of awards in 2013, where he won 4 awards in the South African Hip Hop Awards. In addition to this, he has also received many other awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Award in the 2020 South African Hip Hop Awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Cassper Nyovest in 2023
Cassper Nyovest has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. This comes from the fortunes he makes as a Hip Hop star, rapper, and record producer. He has released several singles as well as albums which have been a great success. His albums have made many sales, making them top the charts in South Africa.
In addition to this, he has also received several endorsements from various companies such as Ciroc and the Vodka Brand. Other companies include; AG Mobile, MTN, AG Hashtag, Shoprite, Samsung South Africa, KFC SA, CocaCola, Nike SA, and Castle Lite.
Furthermore, his earnings also come from the Family Tree Records he founded in 2014 after leaving his label Impact Soundz. Nyovest also has a sneaker company known as Root of Fame under Drip Footwear.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- In 2014, he had several controversies with AKA, which was highly publicized that led both rappers to record diss tracks on each other.
- Nyovest accused Mayengani of using his trademark of ‘Fill Up’ after Benny Mayengani planned to do a concert named #FillUpGiyaniStadium.
Cassper Nyovest has had much success in his career. He has always remained determined, through which he has also remained competitive in the industry. He once pointed that they are never on good terms with AKA and no leads of getting together. The two are always competing with each other.