Who Exactly is Cassper Nyovest and What is His Net Worth?

Net Worth:$3 million (45 Million rands)
Age/Date of Birth:
30 years old (16 December 1990)
Nationality:South African
Wife or Girlfriend:Boitumelo Thulo (July 2015-December 2015 when they broke off their engagement)
Parents:Letsebela Phoolo and Muzuki Phoolo

Refiloe Maele Phoolo, better known as Cassper Nyovest is a South African recording artist and record producer who has a net worth of $3 million.

He was born on December 16, 1990, in Mafikeng. Nyovest attended high school at Sol Plaatje Secondary School and was quite athletic as he partook in various sports activities including football, cricket, and basketball. Still, rapping was the love that took him away from all of that.

At age 12, Cassper Nyovest started rapping while he was in grade 6. He dropped out of school at the age of 16, hoping to pursue his career as a rapper. He then relocated to Johannesburg a year later to pursue his dreams in music.

Musical Beginnings and Songs

In Johannesburg, he formed a group called Childhood Gangsters in 2004 which later disbanded. Then he joined Slow Motion, an eight-member group. The next year, he also signed a contract with Botswako label ‘Impact Sounds’ but could not come up with an album to release in two years, so he left the label and tried to open a label of his own.

When this venture also failed, he left for home. Months after, he was spotted by rapper HHP at a performance. Nyovest was given a chance to feature on ‘Wamo Tseba Mtho’ single that helped the budding artist go on international tours and gain exposure.

Cassper Nyovest’s first single ‘Gusheshe’ came in 2013 and was well received in South Africa. His second single ‘Doc Shebeleza’ gained him major success after it peaked at #1 in South Africa’s official music charts. Nyovest was also ranked as the ‘Hottest MC in Africa’ by MTV base. From rags to riches, Nyovest’s life took a positive turn and has not turned back down.

Cassper Nyovest Net Worth: How He Became a Multi-millionaire

Cassper has been a part of the music industry since 2013, and for an entertainer of his calibre, it is easy to see that his musical exploit has been the major source of his wealth. But over the year, the South African rapper has spread his wings to other endeavours and is now known as an entrepreneur. This has helped him solidify his status as a multi-millionaire.

Record Sales Income Laid the Foundation for the Rapper to Build His Fortune

The South African rapper has come a long way in the music industry. Since he rose to fame and established his name as a rapper, songwriter, and subsequently, a record producer, he has dropped 5 studio albums.

The first titled Tsholofelo was released in 2014 and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). The debut studio album was followed by Refiloe (2015), Thuto (2017), and Sweet and Short (2018); all of which were certified Platinum by RISA.

His latest album A.M.N (Any Minute Now) was released in September 2020. Towards the end of the month, the rapper took to Instagram to celebrate the album, claiming it was the best selling album in the country and across all genres.

Highest-selling Albums of the South African Rapper 

  • Tsholofelo (2014)
    • Copies Sold – 30,000
    • Revenue Generated – R3,060,000 ($204,434)
  • Refiloe (2015)
    • Copies Sold – 30,000
    • Revenue Generated – N/A
  • Thuto (2017)
    • Copies Sold – 30,000
    • Revenue Generated – N/A
  • Sweet and Short (2018)
    • Copies Sold – 30,000
    • Revenue Generated – N/A

A Look at the Major Awards of His Career 

As much as Cassper Nyovest’s career has been financially rewarding, it has earned him numerous nominations for prestigious awards both locally and internationally. The rapper has been nominated for no fewer than 50 awards, out o which he has won at least 30. Below is a list of some of the coveted gongs he has bagged.

  • 4 SA Hip Hop Awards for Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, and Best Freshman (2013).
  • 3 SA Hip Hop Awards for Album of the Year, Best Digital Sales, and Song of the Year (2014).
  • 3 Channel O Music Video Awards for Most Gifted Male, Most Gifted Southern Artist, and Most Gifted Video of the Year (2014).
  • 5 Metro FM Awards for Listener’s Choice, Song of the Year, Best Hit Single, Best Male Album, and Best Hip Hop Album (2015).
  • 2 MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Hip Hop (2015) and Best Live Act (2016).
  • WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Award for Best South African Video (2016).
  • 2 South African Music Awards for Newcomer of the Year (2015) and Best Live Audio Visual Recording (2019).

Cassper Nyovest Earns Bigly from Concert Tours 

For an artist that has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed rappers like Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Kid Cudi, and Talib Kweli, it is clear that Cassper is one of South Africa’s finest music export.

Nicknamed Mr Fill Up, the rapper is known for selling out tickets for his concerts. It began with his 2015 Fill Up The Dome which was held at Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Inspired by the event’s success, he has held more concerts in the years that followed, filling up the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, FNB Stadium, Orlando Stadium, and the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The Rapper Makes Good Money from Endorsement Deals 

Cassper is not just gaining big from his musical talents; he is also raking in as much as he can from endorsement deals. In 2015, Cassper Nyovest partnered with AG Mobile to release an inspired and partly designed phone called the “AG Hashtag”. You can only guess how much he made from that.

Most recently, he partnered with SA’s number 1 luxury Vodka brand, Cîroc, to bring consumers #ONARRIVAL celebrations. The year-long campaign brings exciting “arrivals” to the biggest music & lifestyle events and on-trend party locations.

He Is the Owner of Family Tree Records

The rapper founded Family Tree Records in 2014 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the South African independent record label. Apart from Cassper, the label has prominent entertainers such as Nadia Nakai signed to it.

For the fact that Family Tree Records has been in business since 2014 and has prominent artists signed to it, there are no reasons to doubt it has been a successful endeavour that has added to the rapper’s wealth. From his activities in the music industry and his endorsement deals, it is believed that Cassper’s net worth stands at $3 Million.

Check out His House and Cars

For someone who makes so much, Cassper sure knows how to spend in the very right places. He lives a very lavish and luxurious life which is in stride with most musicians and other celebrities.

Cassper owns two Bentleys and has an impressive collection of watches, including a Presidential Rolex and a custom diamond-encrusted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust.

The latest addition to the list of luxury stuff is the new ultra-luxurious home he purchased in 2017. The house reportedly has a lot of rooms. It has a state-of-the-art studio, an entertainment area, a cigar lounge, and four garages.

The Beef with AKA

The feud which happened between Cassper and AKA was epic. It began in 2014 when Cassper tweeted that his song “Doc Shebeleza” was the biggest in South African hip-hop and “No.1 on iTunes.

Some said AKA was jealous of how fast Cassper was rising, which he vehemently denied. However, the feud kept going with the two artists throwing jabs at each other any chance they got. They went so far as to record diss tracks about each other.

The feud reached a peak when it was said that AKA walked up to Cassper at a club and slapped him and it led to a scuffle. AKA flat out denied this but later took to his Twitter to admit to it. Of course, he quickly deleted the tweet.

After much ado about nothing, the feud finally came to an end when AKA tweeted Cassper to wish him well before his successful Orlando Stadium concert. Like that was not enough, we saw pictures of the two arch-enemies exchanging a hug after the show.  While we were still sceptical about the peace treaty, AKA tweeted a pic of the two at a poolside just before Christmas, and then we were sure the feud was over.

Here’s Why He Almost Dragged Benny Mayengani to Court

Also a South African entertainer, Benny is a Xitsonga singer. His journey to stardom began with the release of his debut studio album titled Tiba Ben in 2011. Cassper and Benny were at each other’s throats when the latter scheduled his 2018 concert and tagged it #FillUpGiyaniStadium. 

Cassper wasn’t happy with this as he believed Benny was using his trademark without being authorized to do so. Reports have it that he sent the Xitsonga singer a cease and desist letter. But at the end of the day, the rapper couldn’t take any legal actions against Benny as he didn’t own the #FillUp trademark.

He took to Twitter to express his frustration about this, encouraging people to get paper works that will help them protect their ideas.

Meet Cassper’s Love Life

Cassper Nyovest is currently dating actress Boitumelo Thulo. The rumours came up sometime in 2015, and the two vehemently denied it, probably because they wanted to protect their love from the glaring eye of the media and its scrutiny. However, in the July issue of DRUM, the two finally confirmed that they are romantically involved.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Refiloe
Last Name:Phoolo
Also Known As:
Mufasa Abuti Fill Up
Rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer
Famous For:His debut studio album, Tsholofelo (2014) which produced the successful singles "Gusheshe" and "Doc Shebeleza"
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Sol Plaatjie Secondary School
Educational Qualifications:
Dropped out
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
30 years old (16 December 1990)
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
Birth Place:
Montshioa, Mahikeng, North-West Province, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Country of Residence:
South Africa
Physical Attributes
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Marital Status:
Boitumelo Thulo (July 2015-December 2015 when they broke off their engagement)
Family and Relatives
Letsebela Phoolo
Mother:Muzuki Phoolo
Siblings:sister Tsholofelo Phoolo, and brother, Khotso Phoolo who passed on in 2003
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$3 million
Source of Wealth:
Music career, endorsement deals, Family Tree Records


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