Cassper Nyovest, born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on December 16, 1990, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his unique style of rap, blending traditional South African music and culture with modern hip-hop. In this biography, we will explore the life of Cassper Nyovest, including his early life, family, education, music career, awards, controversies, relationships, assets, and net worth.
Early life and breakthrough:
Cassper Nyovest was born in Mahikeng, a small town in the North West Province of South Africa. He was raised by his mother, Muzuki Phoolo, after his father left the family when he was young. Nyovest attended high school at Sol Plaatje Secondary School in Mafikeng, where he was an accomplished athlete and played football and basketball. He later moved to Johannesburg to pursue a career in music.
Nyovest’s breakthrough came in 2013 with his debut album, “Tsholofelo,” which featured hits such as “Gusheshe” and “Doc Shebeleza.” The album went platinum in South Africa, and Nyovest became one of the most successful rappers in the country. He followed up with hit albums such as “Refiloe” (2015), “Thuto” (2017), and “Sweet and Short” (2018).
Family, siblings, parents, and children:
Nyovest has two siblings, Khotso and Thuto Phoolo. His mother, Muzuki Phoolo, has been a strong influence in his life, and he has dedicated several songs to her. Nyovest has a son named Khotso with his girlfriend Thobeka Majozi, who he welcomed in 2020.
Education since childhood:
Nyovest attended Sol Plaatje Secondary School in Mafikeng and later studied sound engineering at the Academy of Sound Engineering in Johannesburg. He also attended the Central Johannesburg College, where he studied journalism.
Music Career, Awards, and Controversies:
Nyovest’s music career began in 2004 when he formed a group called Childhood Gangsters with his friends. He later changed his stage name to Cassper Nyovest and released his debut album, “Tsholofelo,” in 2014. He has since become one of the most successful rappers in South Africa, winning numerous awards, including several South African Music Awards.
Nyovest has been involved in several controversies throughout his career. In 2015, he was criticized for releasing a diss track aimed at fellow rapper AKA, which sparked a feud between the two. He has also been accused of using ghostwriters and of stealing beats from other producers.
Relationships, baby mama, girlfriend:
Nyovest has been in a long-term relationship with Thobeka Majozi since 2018. The couple welcomed their first child, Khotso, in 2020. Nyovest has also been linked to other women in the past, including actress Amanda du-Pont and model Boity Thulo.
Houses and cars and other big assets, Other businesses he has, and his net worth:
Nyovest is known for his extravagant lifestyle and has several big assets, including multiple houses and cars. He owns a mansion in Johannesburg that is worth millions of rands and has a collection of luxury cars, including a Bentley and a Mercedes-Benz.
In addition to his music career, Nyovest has several other business ventures. He owns a record label called Family Tree Records and has also invested in a clothing line called “Thuto” and a vodka called Billiato. His net worth as of 2023 is estimated at R100 million.