South Africa is home to some of the finest acts in Africa. Take award winning artiste Cassper Nyovest, real names Refiloe Maele Phoolo, whose exploits in music have transcended the borders of South Africa. And how this young man dropped out of school to chase his dreams as a recording artiste cum record producer makes for interesting reading. This article will look at Caspper Nyovest net worth, how much you will fork to book him and how much he earns in sponsorship deals.
He knew his destiny was in music from a pretty young age. Nyovest was rapping at age 12 when he was in grade 6.The former Lighthouse Christian College alumni dabbled in sports but did not seem to flourish in his academic. He failed his grade 10 exams and opted out of school altogether a year later then aged 16. The celebrated artiste said of his decision to quit school in 2006:
“I told my parents that I’d rather chase my dream, which I believe is going to work out, rather than keeping it safe and regret it my whole life.
Moving to Johannesburg
Nyovest was pursuing his dreams and what a better place to launch his career than Johannesburg. The 16 year old was signed by Impact Sounds, affiliated to Motswako label. He set camp at the music label for two years without releasing a single. Months later, and after calling it a day at Impact Sounds, lady luck smiled at the rapper. He was spotted by HHP at a performance and a long working relationship started. HHP featured the promising artist on his track ‘Wamo Tseba Mtho’. His career was on an upward trajectory as he toured the world with HHP and performed in big stages with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Hugh Masekela and the list goes on and on.
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Award and Achievements
The rapper prowess is undeniable if the many awards under his belt are anything to write home about. He has been nominated and won several awards in his illustrious music career. Here are the awards and nominations:
7- South African Hip Hop Awards
Metro FM Award
3 Channel O Music Video Awards
South African Music Award
MTV music awards (Best Hip Hop, Best Live act-2015, 2016 respectively).
Casper Nyovest Endorsements
An artist of his caliber is bound to attract endorsements by blue chip companies. He has a massive following big brands want to be associated with as we shall see below.
According to okmzansi.co.ke, Cassper walked home with millions after signing his endorsement deal with Ciroc Vodka. He said of the deal:
“I never wanna talk about figures. It might not be true. I just want people to believe that everyone deserves the life I’m living or a better life”.
MTN & AG Mobile
He entered the endorsement deal with MTN & AG Mobile in 2015. Cassper said at the time that the deal was the “biggest endorsement deal in South African music history”. Part of the deal was the artist becoming the face of the brand across the continent. The deal is said to be only R3.2 million.
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How much it would cost you to book Nyovest
If you want to book Nyovest to attend your event, your account must be fat. He charges R120,000 and this sum does not include accommodation, flights and entourage, which is paid separately.
In 2015, the rapper claimed he made a whooping R8 million from performances. Nyovest made the revelation after a tweep claimed AKA made more money than him.
Net Worth of Cassper Nyovest
Caspper Nyovest wealth has been a hot subject on social media platforms. According to celebritynetworth.com, the rapper cum music producer is worth US$3 million. But this figure changes depending on who you ask.
Away from his net worth, Nyovest was born on December 16, 1990. The Doc Shebeleza hitmaker rubbished reports on Isolezwe newspaper alluding that he had paid labola for his girlfriend Thobeka Majozi. He told Metro FM’s Fresh Breakfast of the reports:
“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.”
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