Cassper Nyovest new life

Cassper Nyovest has turned to God. Image via Instagram @casspernyovest

Cassper says he ‘was diagnosed with depression and anxiety’

‘I went through sooo much in the past 2 years’: Rapper Cassper Nyovest has opened up about his struggles with mental health.

Cassper Nyovest new life

Cassper Nyovest has turned to God. Image via Instagram @casspernyovest

Popular South African rapper Cassper Nyovest – real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo has barred it all in a recent post on social media, revealing to his fans and social media followers that he has been feeling burnt out lately.


Last year, the 33-year-old rapper took to his over 4.5 million followers on X (the social media platform previously known as Twitter) and shared that it was his first year to spend Christmas feeling the spirit of Christ within him.

“It’s the first time I’m spending it with Jesus in my heart,” he wrote.

He explained that although he grew up in a Christian home, it took time for him to encounter the Lord in his own path.

Most recently, he also got candid about how he has been feeling lately. Cassper Nyovest revealed that he was even “diagnosed with depression and anxiety”.

“I went through sooo much in the past 2 years. Mentally I was drained and I was burnt out. I felt unsafe because of threats, even got bodyguards. Was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I really couldn’t see the light and I couldn’t control my mind at some point,” he wrote on X.

Since then, Cassper Nyovest said finding Jesus in his life has helped him to overcome many of his struggles. “I ran to Jesus and he healed me. I would like to say. Thank you, Jesus!!! You are my lord and saviour,” the rapper praised.

Cassper Nyovest depression
Cassper Nyovest. Image via Instagram @casspernyovest


Cassper Nyovest has been actively spreading the gospel online. In a number of social media posts, he has been talking about his faith and about connecting with Christ. In a video post on X, he was seen alongside other church members in a swimming pool getting baptised, Kaya FM reported.

It was reported that he was dipped three times underwater in what is believed to have been his official baptism.

According to Briefly, some South African celebrities who died of depression are Shoki Mokgapa, Jabulani ‘HHP’ Tsambo, Khensani Maseko, Nichume Siwundla, and Thapelo Lehuleri (DJ Lara Kruger).

The publication also named a few other Mzansi celebrities who have previously opened up about experiencing mental health problems. The list allegedly includes Trevor Noah, iFani, Salamina Mosese, Lalla Hirayama, Minnie Dlamini, Penny Lebyane, and more.

Social media users and Cassper Nyovest fans have comforted the rapper in the comment section following his heartbreaking post.