Refiloe Maele Phoolo who is popularly known as Cassper Nyovest is a South African rapper, record producer and businessman born on December 16, 1990.
Cassper Nyovest was born and raised in Montshiwa, Mafikeng, North west, South Africa.
The rapper who is currently signed to his own label “Family tree”, started rapping at the age of 12.
He had attended high school at Sol Pleatje secondary school but eventually dropped out. He failed his exam and immediately moved to his grandmother’s house in Potchestroom.
Cassper Nyovest relocated back to Johannesbourg where he began to pursue his music career.
Just when he dropped out of school, Caspper was first signed by the Motswako label “Impact sounds” and left the label after two years wothout a release.
Later on, Motswako rapper HHP spotted Nyovest at a performance and while being impressed by what he saw, HHP featured him on his song “Wamo tseba Mtho” off his seventh studio album Dumelo.
Cassper Nyovest started out professionally as he embarked on international tour with HHP where he gained more exposure.
Nyovest has also shared stage with international stars such as Kendrick Lamr, Nas, Talib Kweli, Kid cudi, Whiz Khalifa and many others.
Cassper Nyovest has three albums to his name including Tsholefelo (2014), Refiloe (2015), Thuto (2017).
Prior to the release of his first album “Tsholefelo”, he dropped his first single “Gusheshe” off the album. The song had received massive airplays across the radio stations. It was also accompanied with a music video premiered on Vuzu’s V.Entertainment.
He released his second single “Doc Shebaleza”, a single which saw him rose to fame. The song became an anthem among everyone and peaked at no four on South Africa music chart.
The song had also rceived positive reviews from music critics and pundicts including the South African act, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
He released his second studio album, Refiloe and dropped the album’s
first single “Mama I Made It” which was made available for purchase on
His thrid studio album was a major success as it got him several awards.
Cassper Nyovest got nine nominations and four awards at the South African hip hop awards.
He has also received other awards such as Best hip hop artist in Africa at Soundcity MVP awards.
Cassper Nyovest and actress Boitumelo Thulo hard finally confirm that they were dating in July 2015 after sevearl months of debying their romantic attachment. They both went their separate ways on December 2015.