8 Quick Facts About Cassper Nyovest

Refiloe Maele Phoolo, popularly known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer.

Here are some facts you may not know about one of the biggest artists in South Africa!

Cassper Nyovest

1.  Cassper Nyovest was born on 16 December 1990 in Mahikeng, South Africa.

2. He started rapping at the age of 12.


3. Nyovest rose to fame with his debut studio album, Tsholofelo in 2014. Tsholofelo featured his first 2 hit singles ’Gusheshe” (2013) and “Doc Shebeleza” (2014).

4. He has a thing for family names. Nyovest’s debut album, Tsholofelo, is named after his youngest sister. His second, Refiloe, was named after himself. His third studio album, Thuto, was named after his other sister.


5. In October 2014, Nyovest was ranked 1st on the MTV Base show, The Hottest MC in Africa, and was 2nd on MTV SA’s Hottest MCs the same year.

6. Nyovest founded his record label Family Tree Records in 2014

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7. He was nominated at the 12th Nigerian Headies Award for  Best African Artiste alongside Nasty C, Ghanaian Sarkodie, Kenyan group Sauti Sol, and Tanzanian Vanessa Mdee.

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He bagged 6 awards in the 2017 South African hip hop awards in the categories of most valuable, album of the year, hustler of the year, best male, and best video and producer of the year.

8. Nyovest has released 5 albums which include:  Tsholofelo (2014), Refiloe (2015), Thuto (2017), Sweet and Short (2018), and his latest, Any Minute Now (2020).

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