Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on 16 December 1990 in a Mafikeng village called Montshiwa, CassperNyovest love for performing before crowds developed at an early age in primary school where he’d always fight to be on every single play and show.
Inspired by his late brother “Khotso Motebang Phoolo” who was a rapper but sadly passed on in 2003, Cassper decided to take on the music world and hasn’t looked back since. In 2008 at age 17 Cassper got a record deal with “Impact Sounds”, arguably the strongest Motswako label at the time with artists like Tuks Senganga & Morafe. After committing 2 full years of his career without signs of his album dropping he decided to part ways with the label to start his own label “Press Play Music”.
Hip Hop Pantsula featured Cassper on his album Dumela joint ‘Wam tseba Mtho’, heavily contributing to his respect by the game as a Motswako artist. HHP’s “Wam Tseba Mtour” put him at stages across South Africa. Working with Jabba has boosted Cassper’s young music career to amazing levels, performing all over South Africa multiple times, and crossing over to international shows in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Mozambique. He also toured with HHP and Tuks to UK in December 2011 performing in Camden, London and Milton Keyes.
This year, Cassper Nyovest teamed up with OkMalumKoolKat to produce one of the best South African rap tracks of the year, “Gusheshe”. “Gusheshe” has also given Cassper Nyovest nominations for the upcoming SA Hip Hop Awards in the categories: “Best Video”, “Best Collaboration”, “Song of The Year” and “Best Freshman”.