Cassper Nyovest

SA rapper Cassper Nyovest. Images via Instagram @casspernyovest

PROFILE: Everything to know about Cassper Nyovest

Explore the diverse talents and remarkable journey of South African rapper and multi-hyphenate artist, Cassper Nyovest.

Cassper Nyovest

SA rapper Cassper Nyovest. Images via Instagram @casspernyovest

Undoubtedly, Cassper Nyovest is among the top talented musical artists in South Africa. He is celebrated for his seamless lyrical delivery that effortlessly navigates between English and local dialects. Additionally, his impactful presence in the industry is marked by an impressive repertoire of hits including “Siyathandana, Doc Shebeleza, Phumakim, I Hope You Bought It, Malome (Interlude), and Tsibip, showcasing his remarkable range and influence on the music scene.

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Born as Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer and amateur boxer. He is the founder of Family Tree Records, which has signed several artists like Tshego, Gemini Major and Nadia Nakai.


Full nameRefiloe Maele Phoolo
NicknameCassper Nyovest
Date of birth16 December 1990
Place of birthMahikeng, North West
Age32 years (At the time of this publishing)
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalitySouth African
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack
FatherLetsebela Phoolo
MotherMuzuki Phoolo
Sexual orientationHeterosexual
SpouseThobeka Majozi
OccupationRapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer and amateur boxer
Social media accountsInstagram X


A native of Mahikeng, North West, Cassper Nyivest was born on 16 December 1990. As of this writing, the rapper is 32 years and his star sign is Sagittarius.

Cassper Nyovest’s parents are Muzuki and Letsebela Phoolo. In addition, he has a sister called Tsholofelo and a brother named Khotso who passed away in 2003.


The Mzansi rapper went to Sol Plaatjie Secondary School, where he was an athlete participating in sports. However, in 2006, he failed his grade 10 exams and as a result, he moved to his grandmother’s place. Finally, he decided to drop out of school in 2007.


Cassper started rapping at 12 years old and when he was 13, he and some of his friends formed the hip-hop rap group, Childhood Gangsta. After leaving school, he relocated to Joburg to pursue his career in music.

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When he was 16, he signed with Impact Sounds but they parted ways in 2008 due to creative differences. Later, Nyovest released his debut single in 2013, titled Gusheshe, and established his record label Family Tree Records in 2014.

Since then, Nyovest has released several albums including, Thuto, A.M.N (Any Minute Now), Tsholofelo, Refiloe, Sweet and Short, Sweet And Short 2.0, Tsholofelo (Platinum Edition) and Fill up Orlando Stadium. In 2023, the rapper announced the release of his highly anticipated album Solomon which marks his 7th studio project set to launch in September.


The Siyathandana hitmaker has been romantically involved with social media personality Thobeka Majozi. Cassper and Thobeka started dating in 2017 and have a son together called Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo named after the rapper’s late brother. Khotso was born on 12 September 2020 and is now 2 years old.


With over 6 million followers on Instagram and 4.4 million followers on X (formerly known as Twitter), Cassper has established a significant digital footprint that allows him to engage with his audience and keep them informed about his latest projects and activities.

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Beyond his music career, Cassper Nyovest’s social media presence also showcases his love for basketball. He shares moments from his basketball games, reflecting his passion for the sport and giving fans a glimpse into his hobbies and interests.

Cassper Nyovest’s philanthropic efforts also shine through on his social media platforms. His act of building a well for his former school demonstrates his commitment to giving back to the community.

The rapper’s luxurious lifestyle is another aspect that he showcases on social media. Posts featuring him driving expensive vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, and Rolls Royce give his fans a glimpse of his success and the rewards of his hard work.

Cassper Nyovest stands as a multifaceted South African icon, excelling as a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer. His impressive achievements and widespread recognition firmly establish him as one of South Africa’s most triumphant and influential artists.