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Cassper Nyovest (Refiloe Maele Phoolo) is a South African Rap & Hip-Hop recording artist and producer.

Cassper Nyovest Biography

Cassper was born on the 16th of December 1990, in Montshiwa, Mafikeng, North West, South Africa. His musical journey began at the age of 12; when he started rapping.

At the age of 14, he was a member of a group called Childhood Gangsters (CHG). When CHG didn’t work out, he eventually joined an eight-member group by the name ‘Slow Motion’.

At the age of 16, Cassper dropped out of school and moved to Johannesburg to focus on his music. A couple of months after his move to Johannesburg, he was signed by Mostwako Label. Unfortunately after being with the label for two years, he still had no release.

Cassper Nyovest and HHP

HHP was a rapper signed under the Motswako label; he spotted Cassper delivering an impressive performance at a show and decided to feature him on one of his tracks (Wamo Tseba Mtho) in his album (Dumela). The collaboration saw Cassper going on various tours with HHP, giving him the much needed exposure he needed as an artist.

Gusheshe and Doc Shebeleza

Gusheshe and Doc Shebeleza were the two first singles released under Cassper Nyovest’s debut album “Tsholofelo”. Both songs were well received across South Africa, gaining major plays on various stations and seeing him at the top of numerous music charts.

 Cassper Nyovest Albums and Songs

  • Album: Tsholofelo

Tsholofelo is Cassper’s debut album. It was released on the 18th of July 2014 and was number 1 on the iTunes South African album chart for two consecutive months. Tsholofelo is Cassper’s sister’s name, which means “Hope”.


  1. I Hope You Bought It
  2. Style Se Legit
  3. Cold Hearted ft. Tshego
  4. Tsholofelo (Skit)
  5. Welcome to My Life ft. Ntukza
  6. Alive ft. Kyle Deutschmann
  7. Phumakim
  8. Skeptedaba
  9. Ghetto Olympics ft. iFani & Uhuru
  10. Tsibip
  11. Doc Shebeleza
  12. Shake’a Letheka ft. HHP & Pro
  13. Gusheshe ft. Okmalumkoolkat
  14. Bad One ft. Anatii
  15. Girlfriend ft. Riky Rick
  16. She Loves Me ft. Bucie
  17. Love Is Fucking Blind ft. KayGizm
  18. Travel the World ft. Uhuru & Bass
  19. Lerato ft. Skales & Masterkraft


  • Album: Refiloe

Refiloe is Cassper’s second studio album; it was released on the 31st of October 2015. Refiloe is Cassper’s official first name, which means “we have been given”.


  1. Pelo Yaka (Skit)
  2. Strive
  3. Mmangwane
  4. Refiloe
  5. Malome ft. Mahotella Queens
  6. Americans
  7. War Ready
  8. Ajah in Motion
  9. Find My Way(with Black Motion)
  10. Mama I Made It
  11. Bheki’ndaba Zakho
  12. Upper ft. Carpo
  13. 428 to L.A ft. Casey Veggies
  14. Le Mpitse ft. Riky Rick
  15. Tse Tswembu Tse Blind ft. DJ Drama
  16. Monate So ft. Doc Shebeleza
  17. Cooking In Da Kitchen ft. The Game
  18. Fever ft. Stonebwoy
  19. A Lot To Live For ft. Tshego & Alie Keyz
  20. No Worries

Cassper Nyovest Awards

  • 3 time Channel O Video Award winner (5 Nominations)
  • 1 time South African Music Award (5 Nominations)
  • 7 time South African Hip Hop Award winner (11 Nominations)
  • 5 time Metro FM Award winner (7 Nominations)
  • 2 time You Spectacular Award winner