>Here’s what we know about 25-year old Cassper Nyovest: his debut album, Tsholofelo, went platinum, as did his sophomore release, Refiloe.
He was the first South African artist to fill up The Dome, a stadium in Johannesburg with a capacity of 20 000. He has won more awards than he knows what to do with and he has worked with continental and international artists.
Given everything he’s achieved, what keeps him grounded?
“It’s definitely my family. My mom and dad would slap me silly if I ever acted up.”
Maftown’s Fresh Prince says the biggest misconception people have about him is that he’s “full of himself”.
Not that it bothers him. “I realised a long time ago that not everyone’s going to like you. If you’re ever going to succeed, just keep your head down, pray and don’t live according to people’s restrictions.”
So what’s next in the pipeline for the man who was born Refiloe Phoolo? Is there anything left to achieve? Will he slow down anytime soon and “play humble”? Don’t bet on it.
“There’s still so much more to do. We’re filling up Orlando Stadium in October. I can’t say much, but what I can say is that I’ll never disappoint my loyal fans.”
Find Casper on Twitter: @CassperNyovest