If you are a hip-hop fanatic, you will side with me that Cassper Nyovest is one of the biggest hip-hop artists in South Africa.
He is also one of the most successful South African artists.
How well do you know him?
In this article, I am going to tell you everything you need to know about the artist. From where he started to where he is now.
Refiloe Maele Phoolo is also known in showbiz as Cassper Nyovest. Most people also call him “Mufasa” or “Don Balliato“. He was born on 16 December 1990 in Mahikeng, North West, South Africa.
His parents are Muzuki and Letsebela Phoolo. He had a brother by name of Khotso Phoolo who is late and a sister who goes by the name of Tsholofelo Phoolo.
Mufasa attended Sol Plaatje Secondary school also at Mahikeng. He dropped out in 2006 after failing his Grade 10 exams at age 16.
Cassper Nyovest Career
Refiloe Maele Phoolo started pursuing his music career way back when he was in High School. He formed a group in 2004 that goes by name of “Childhood Gangsta“. He left the group and joined an eight-member group by the name of “Slow Motion“. Aashish Gangaram of Ganja Beatz was also part of this group.
He moved to Johannesburg in 2008 after dropping out of school to further pursue his music career. Mufasa prior to 2008 has already been signed to a couple of record labels that didn’t work out. Since then, the young champ decided to go independent.
In 2014, Cassper Nyovest created his own record label which is the Family Tree Records. Prior to that, he has already released a couple of singles that received very positive feedback from the fans.
The same year, he released his debut album which he named after his sister “Tsholofelo“. The album peaking number 1 on the iTunes SA platform for two months, propelled the Young Champ to higher heights. He earned several recognitions after releasing that album.
In 2015 close to a year after his debut album, he released a platinum edition of the album, adding extra songs featuring other artists and it also went completely viral.
The same year, he headlined a concert which is was the beginning of the popular “Fill Up The Dome” concert. The concert was successful and he released his second album titled “Refiloe” during the concert. That album also went viral in both South Africa and all around the globe.
The concert and any other thing that followed made him really successful to date.
Other Business Ventures Away From Music
Away from music, there are other things that Mufasa is into. One of them is his record label.
The record label had some major artists including Chad da Don, Gemini Major, Nadia Kai, and Tshego. For now, most of them left the label leaving only Nadia Kai.
It still means Cassper still has an artist to manage aside from working on his own music.
The artist has also signed endorsement deals with some very reputable companies including, Shoprite, Samsung South Africa, Coca-Cola, KFC, Nike South Africa, Castle Lite, and others.
He also launched his own line of sneakers known as the “Root of Fame” under Drip Footwear somewhere in 2021.
Same 2021, he launched his own liquor brand called “Balliato“. This business is also going on successfully.
Girlfriends, Baby Mama, Child and Rumors
Over the years since the fame, Cassper Nyovest has been seen with a few beautiful girls who were alleged to be his lovers.
These ladies include Lizelle Tabane, Boity Thulo, Amanda Du-Pont, Fezokuhle Zulu and Thobeka Majozi.
Thobeka Majozi who is now Don Balliato’s Baby Mama is the last on the list. In 2020, the two had their first son and named him Khotso.
Rumors have it that Cassper Nyovest has paid her Lobola. But when he was asked in an interview on Metro FM whether he is getting married he answered; “Nah, not any time soon. And in the papers, they said I took out lobola last week or something ’cause I’ve been in Durban.“
Clearly, it means the rumors were not true. It could also mean someone is not telling the truth tho. You might not know.
Cassper Nyovest, Networth, Cars and Assets
Currently, Cassper Nyovest controls approximately $15 Million in wealth. That is a bit over R229 Million. All the money is made from his music and the other business ventures including the ones I listed above.
Just like any other celebrity, luxurious cars are part of the journey. He has a fleet of very expensive cars in his garage. He owns two Bentley Continental GTS, two Mercedes Benz Vito, and a Bentley Mulsanne. There are also rumors that he has a private jet but at the moment, I can’t confirm how true that is.
Cassper Nyovest also has an R10 Million mansion at Kyalami, Johannesburg. This house alone makes you imagine how wealthy he is.
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In short, Cassper Nyovest is one of the biggest artists to come out of South Africa. He has also amassed wealth from the music to go with his fame.
His story is also so inspiring that most people want to follow in his footsteps. There are so many things about this artist that are so inspiring.
I personally also think he is one of the most respected South African artists. His personality portrays so much respect that you will have to respect him even if you want to disrespect everybody else.
You can also check out Big Zulu – Career, Girlfriends, Age, and Arrest. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know in the comment section.