Mama I Made It hitmaker Refiloe Maele Phoolo, professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, has really made it on the cover of Forbes Africa.
But, before your thoughts wander off, no, he’s not pulling a prank on. At least not DJ Sbu style. This time, the appearance was confirmed and Cassper just couldn’t wait to share the exciting news with his social media fans.
Thus, armed with a picture of the cover of Forbes Africa magazine, Cassper wrote;
“Mama I made it!!! I made it on the Forbes Cover!!!! All the glory to God!!! Black child , it’s possible!!! Go out there and do it for yourself!!! @forbesafrica out now!!!”
— Forbes Africa (@forbesafrica) December 7, 2016
And to make sure he wasn’t kidding, we did a little sniffing around and realised that it’s indeed real. In fact, Forbes also shared on its Facebook page that Cassper Nyovest had indeed graced its cover for the December/January issue. With a heart touching note, the magazine introduced Cassper as the face to look out for in their next issue.
“Cassper Nyovest started performing in front of a few people at school, 20 years later he’s filling up stadiums. For him, the best is yet to come.
“See full story on the Dec 2016/Jan 2017 issue of Forbes Africa, page 85,” they wrote.
Notably, DJ Sbu was lambasted by the prestigious magazine earlier this year after he retweeted a fake cover of Forbes Africa. Apparently, the copy which he shared featured a picture of the entrepreneur and an endorsement of his energy drink, Mo Faya. Evidently, he was using the opportunity to open the market for his merchandise.
Nevertheless, it wasn’t long before the magazine released a disclaimer distancing itself from the cover. The magazine dismissed Sbu’s post as false and misleading.