PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES SA HIP HOP ARTIST ON HIS WORK
By: Mhleli Mkhize
Reviews from fans in social networks and publicity in the papers were not the last of it.
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated hip-hop artist Cassper Nyovest on being the first Hip Hop artist in South African musician to fill the 20 000 seating capacity Dome in Northgate Johannesburg, without the help of an international act.
Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo (24), performed to a full capacity Dome Arena over the weekend, fulfilling his dream and in the process achieved a feat that no other South African artist had ever achieved.
“We congratulate Cassper Nyovest for his tremendous success which has demonstrated the rich talent that exists within our country’s music industry especially amongst our youth,” said President Zuma(@PresidencyZA) on Twitter and Facebook.
“Cassper has also confirmed the massive support for local music by our youth, which indicates a well development of our arts, culture and heritage,” said the President.
“ Where are the haters who said Casper wouldn’t make it this far, we turning it up everytime,” said Somnandi Khuluse a huge fan of Cassper Nyovest.
Phila Mazibuko on twitter said “to think I didn’t know this guy 2/3 years ago now to this!!! #Filledthedome im inaspired”.
Cassper has achieved both – with 20 000 tickets having been sold and he has also signed an agreement to become MTN’s newest brand ambassador in a deal that sets him to represent a major branding coup in the industry.