Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest biography: personal life, career, relationships, net worth

  • Also known as: Mufasa, Abuti Fill Up, Mr. Fill Up
  • Real name: Refiloe Maele Phoolo
  • Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Record producer
  • Birthday: 16 December 1990
  • Nationality: South African
  • Star sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth place: Mahikeng, South Africa
  • Height: 6’0 or 184cm
  • Children: Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo
  • Net Worth: $8 million or R126 million

Personal life

Cassper Nyovest whose real name is Relfioe Maele Phoolo was born on 16 December 1990 in Mahikeng, North West Province, South Africa.

He studied at Sol Plaatjie Secondary School where he participated in athletics amongst other sporting activities. Cassper Nyovest’s biography indicates that he started rapping in 2002 at the tender age of 12.

At the age of 13, Cassper formed a hip-hop group, Childhood Gangsta, with his friends. After he left this group, he joined another eight-member group called Slow Motion which included record producer Aashish Gangaram of Ganja Beatz.

In 2006, he failed his Grade 10 exams and decided to drop out of high school in 2007 at the age of 16 to pursue music full time. He went on to sign with Motswako record label Impact Sounds.

A year later, the relationship between Nyovest and Impact Sounds soured because of creative differences.

Consequently, Cassper Nyovest became an independent artist. He moved back home and in 2014, he started his own record label, Family Tree Records.

Cassper Nyovest’s songs, produced under his record label, were so popular that he rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album, Tsholofelo, in 2014.

As his fame grew, he earned the name Mufasa and Abuti Fill Up. The name ‘Fill Up’ has an interesting backstory – Cassper Nyovest sold out tickets for his concert, Fill Up The Dome, held in Johannesburg, in 2015. The success of this event gave him the ‘Fill Up’ tag, which in turn earned him more concerts in different stadiums.

Cassper Nyovest’s Albums

To date, Cassper Nyovest has released six studio albums. His most recent is Sweet and Short 2.0, a sequel to his fourth studio album released in 2018. The album carries 10 songs.

Other albums he’s released over the years include ‘Any Minute Now (2020), ‘Sweet and Short (2018), ‘Thuto (2017), ‘Refiloe (2015) and ‘Tsholofelo (2014).

Some of Cassper Nyovest’s albums and songs have had some special associations with either his family or some public figures that went on to make it a super hit.

Cassper Nyovest’s Good For That:

To appease his disappointing hip hop fans for abandoning the genre, in 2020, Cassper Nyovest released a hip hop track titled Good For That.

In July 2014, Cassper Nyovest released his debut album Tsholofelo named after his sister. The album was an outstanding success and played a big part in his musical rise.

Cassper Nyovest’s Tito Mboweni

In March 2017, Nyovest released the main single Tito Mboweni from his third album, Thuto. Named after South Africa’s Minister of Finance and former SARB Governor, Tito Mboweni.

The song went on to become a roaring hit. The song mainly trended for its lyric quote – Shaa Shaa – which is an onomatopoeia for the sound associated with money.

Cassper Nyovest’s Destiny

From his platinum-selling album Thuto came another superhit song titled Destiny. Cassper Nyovest revealed the song was inspired by his heartbreak from a past relationship.

The first half of the song was written in happy times, and the second was when Cassper Nyovest’s girlfriend left him for a rich guy.

Cassper Nyovest’s new song after his deliberate break

After a deliberate two-year gap from hip hop to concentrate on South African urban dance sound, Cassper Nyovest released his first hip hop single titled, Good For That.

With Good For That, Cassper Nyovest gave his hip-hop fans a hit they were really looking forward to. The song was a party hit that set the pace for 2020.

Cassper Nyovest’s videos are also something his fans look forward to. They are always waiting to download every Cassper Nyovest’s new album as soon as it’s released.

Cassper Nyovest’s Family

Cassper Nyovest and sister
Cassper Nyovest and sister

This Cassper Nyovest biography gives you a snapshot of his family.

Cassper Nyovest, a South African rapper and songwriter, is known for keeping his personal life relatively private. As of my last update in January 2022, detailed information about his family, particularly about parents or siblings, hasn’t been extensively publicized. Cassper Nyovest, whose real name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, has mainly focused on his music career, philanthropic activities, and public appearances, maintaining a level of privacy around his family life.

But we know his father is Muzuki Phoolo and his mother is Letsebela Phoolo. Nyovest has two siblings – a sister named Tsholofelo Phoolo and his late brother Khotso Phoolo, who passed away in 2003.

In 2008, Cassper Nyovest relocated to Johannesburg to be a rapper and producer. Cassper told his parents he would rather chase his dreams than play it safe and regret his whole life.

Cassper Nyovest’s Relationship

Cassper Nyovest, as a public figure, has been relatively private about his personal relationships, although he has shared some details over the years. He has spoken about relationships on occasion but hasn’t extensively discussed his private life in the media.

Previously, he has mentioned relationships, including his past experiences and challenges, in interviews and on social media. In 2018, he confirmed his breakup with his then-girlfriend, Thobeka Majozi. However, in recent times, he has mostly kept details about his romantic life away from the public eye.

After pursuing her, Cassper Nyovest is believed to have started dating her in 2017. For a while, the two kept their relationship a secret until early 2020, when the pair made their relationship official on Instagram. They also announced that they were expecting their first child together.

Thobeka Majozi is the least known in Cassper Nyovest’s long list of lovers you will find in his biography. Cassper was crushing on Majozi long before she became his girlfriend.

As relationships can evolve and change over time, there might have been updates we might not be aware of. For the most current information about Cassper Nyovest’s relationship status or any recent updates, we recommend checking his social media accounts or recent interviews.

Cassper Nyovest’s baby mama Thobeka Majozi gave birth to their son Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo, in September 2020.

Cassper Nyovest’s album titled Any Minute Now was released to coincide with the birth of his son.

Cassper Nyovest’s Exes

Before he settled for Thobeka Majozi, Cassper Nyovest was romantically involved with several other women.

In mid-2015, after months of refuting any romantic connection with each other, Cassper Nyovest and actress Boitumelo Thulo finally revealed that they were dating. The pair didn’t last long before they called it quits by the end of 2015.

Cassper Nyovest is also rumoured to have dated Lizelle Tabane, Amanda du Pont and Tanzanian star Vanessa Mdee.

Cassper Nyovest’s Controversies

Cassper Nyovest’s biography cannot be complete without sharing with you some of the controversies he’s been embroiled in. The rapper seems not to be able to get a break from Twitter or other celebs going after him. Here are some of his battles.

Cassper Nyovest vs Patrick Shai

Cassper Nyovest is fed up with strangers dragging his family into their personal rifts with him. The latest episode involved the late actor Patrick Shaai who described his mother using unprintable words.

The rapper went on a Twitter rant and admitted that he was tired of having to defend his family from strangers. Plus, he seemingly regretted his fame as it has made led to his family being disrespected.

One thing that his fans remember is his words “Only God Knows’.

The late actor apologised to Cassper but he was having none of it and described him as a clout chaser.

Is He In A Love Triangle?

Podcast and Chill host MacG made wild accusations about Cassper Nyovest’s girlfriend Thobeka Madjozi. The podcaster alleged that Thobeka was having an affair with Andile Mpisane.

In response, Cassper Nyovest tried to redirect the conversation to how people loosely share fake news about others just to get the numbers up but Twitter was more interested in trolling him.

Cassper called MacG out and stated that he’d continue living his life and keeping his family away from the spotlight.

Cassper Nyovest Bashed

In 2021, Cassper Nyovest was on the receiving end after Twitter users accused him of making the death of Amapiano duo, Mpura and Kau Killer about him.

The two were announced dead on the same day that Cassper has some news to share with his fans but he decided to hold back in respect to the fallen artists.

However, Mzansi on Twitter seemingly misinterpreted his message and bashed him for “making everything about him”.

I guess you can’t please anyone.

Cassper Nyovest No Longer Relevant?

In other Cassper Nyovest news, the Good For That hitmaker hit back at a tweet that implied he is no longer relevant in the South African music industry.

A Twitter user said that Cassper is no longer the flavour of the day and referred to him as a Young Thug or Rick Ross’s copycat.

Cassper did not take the tweet kindly. He fired back saying that the stress of the coronavirus was getting to the follower and he should rather go take time out than pick fights online.

Did Cassper Nyovest get a new haircut?

Besides his chart-topping hits, the other thing that keeps Cassper Nyovest in the news is his changing hairstyle. His barber, Tsepo, grabbed a lot of attention from social media users’ when he shared a Cassper Nyovest haircut video.

The barber was dubbed Mr Angles after he worked different angles just to record how great Cassper’s cut was.

Cassper Nyovest vs AKA

In 2014, Cassper Nyovest was entangled in a disagreement with a long-time rival, AKA.

When Nyovest claimed his song “Doc Shebeleza” was the biggest song in South African Hip-Hop, AKA, who was endorsing his new single “Congratulate”, challenged people to find his song on iTunes Top 100.

Cassper Nyovest responded with a tweet giving reasons why his song was bigger than AKA’s. The argument escalated with both rappers responding to each other several times.

When they were both scheduled to perform on SABC 1 music show, Live Amp, a member of AKA’s entourage purportedly pulled a gun on Cassper and his team.

Further controversy arose in 2015 when Cassper Nyovest accused AKA of slapping him. In 2018, when Nyovest was asked about the status of his grudge with AKA, he said the two would never reconcile.

Was Cassper Nyovest’s sex tape leaked?

In May 2020, a video clip containing material of sexual nature surfaced on social media, and it seemed like the man who was captured on it was SA’s award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest.

Following that, Cassper Nyovest’s Twitter feed was lit up with comments. Immediately, he set the record straight and confirmed that it was not him.

Cassper Nyovest’s Cars

This is one of the most exciting parts of Cassper Nyovest’s biography. Cassper loves his wheels and owns some of the best cars that it’s unimaginable that he almost lost them.

In a 2017 interview, he claimed that he was so broke he almost sold his cars. Of course, he has recovered from his financial meltdown, and today he owns several luxury vehicles

The BMW 4281 is one of Cassper Nyovets’s first cars. He reportedly spent R800,000 on it.

The Mercedes-Benz V-class made its way into Cassper Nyovest’s garage in 2020. He reportedly bought this model and the Mercedes-Benz microbes for his music tours across SA. Each is said to cost him between R800,000 and R1 million.

Cassper Nyovest with his Mercedez Benz
Cassper Nyovest with his Mercedez Benz, he also loves class

Bentley GT V8 Continental which he acquired in 2021 and is estimated to be R4 million.

Cassper also owns a white Rolls Royce Wraith. He added this to his expensive collection in 2021. It came with a weighty price tag of around R8.5 million.

Cassper Nyovest's McLaren GT
Cassper Nyovest’s McLaren GT

Cassper Nyovest’s House

In 2017, the South African rapper reportedly spent a whopping R10 million on a fancy mansion.

This Cassper Nyovest house has a cigar lounge, four garages, a studio, and plenty of rooms for his family members including his mother.

Cassper Nyovest house
Cassper Nyovest house
Cassper is living in bliss
Cassper is living in bliss

Cassper Nyovests’s Net Worth

According to the latest statistics, Cassper Nyovest’s net worth is estimated to be more than $8 million or R126 million.

Besides being one of the best-selling rappers in Africa, he also owns a record label called ‘Family Tree Records’. Cassper Nyovest’s independent label also has merchandise that includes an R1 500 tracksuit.

Cassper signed multi-million endorsement deals with big companies such as ‘Circo Vodka’, ‘Samsung’ and ‘MTN’. In 2015, Cassper Nyovest launched a smartphone named, AG Hashtag which was inspired and partly designed by him.

Awards and nominations

Cassper Nyovest has been awarded and nominated for various music awards both locally and internationally.

He has won countless awards in the past decade and you can find a list of all his accolades in this Cassper Nyovest biography.

Artist of the Decade at the South African Hip Hop Awards

Song of the Year for Good For That, Album of the Year and Best Male at the South African Hip Hop Award

At the South African Music Awards at the Fill-Up Orlando Stadium, he won the award for Best Live Audio-Visual Recording

At the SA Hip Hop Awards 2017, he bagged MVP, Milestone, Hustler of the year, Best digital Sales, Best Video, and Milestone Award for the song Refiloe.

At the SA Hip Hop Awards 2017, he won the Most Valuable Act, Hustler of the Year and Best Male Act for his song Himself.

At the South Africa Music Awards, he won Best Collaboration (Kwesta ft Cassper)

At the MTV Africa Music Awards, he won the award for Best Live Act for his song, Himself.

At the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, he won the Best South African Video for his song, War Ready

At the MTV Africa Music Awards, he won the award for the Best Hip Hop for his song, Himself.

At the South African Music Awards, he won the Newcomer of the Year award for his song, Himself.

At the Metro FM Awards, he won the Best Hip Hop Album and the Best Male Album for Tsholofelo.

At the Metro FM Awards for Doc Shebeleza, he won Best Hit Single and Song of the Year.

He also won the Metro FM Awards Listener’s Choice Award for his song, Himself.

For his album Tsholofelo, he won the SA Hip Hop awards for Album of the Year and Best Digital Sales. For his song Doc Shebeleza, he won the Song of the Year.

At the Channel O Music Video Awards, he won in Most Gifted Male, Most Gifted Southern Artist and Most Gifted Video of the Year categories for his song Doc Shebeleza.

For his album Gusheshe, he won the Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year and Best Freshman in the SA Hip Hop Awards.

Social Media

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How old is Cassper Nyovest?
Born in December 1990, Cassper Nyovest’s age is 33.

What is the current Cassper Nyovest net worth?
Cassper Nyovest is said to be one of the richest South African celebrities. Cassper Nyovest’s net worth is estimated to be between $8 million which translates to R126 million rands.

Does Cassper Nyovest have a matric certificate?
Cassper Nyovest attended Sol Plaatjie Secondary School where he was more into sport than academics. He started rapping at the age of 12. In 2006, after he failed his Grade 10 exams, Cassper Nyovest dropped out of school to pursue his music career.

Is Cassper Nyovest Tswana?
Yes. Cassper Nyovest is a proud Tswana man who always stays true to his roots and heritage. It’s one of the reasons why wearing the traditional Tswana outfits makes Cassper feel a sense of pride.

Does Cassper Nyovest have a son?
Yes. Cassper Nyovest and his partner Thobeka Majozi welcomed their first child together in September 2020. Though Cassper’s fans wanted him to name his son Simba (Mufasa’s son in Lion King), the couple chose to call him Khotso.

Who is Thobeka Majozi?
Thobeka Majozi is an Instagram star and influencer. She is best known for being Cassper Nyovest’s girlfriend.

Who does Cassper Nyovest have a child with?
Cassper Nyovest has a child with Thobeka Majozi. They welcomed their baby boy in September 2020.