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Four reasons why Cassper Nyovest recieved so many SA Hip-Hop awards

2017-12-14 15:22
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Cassper Nyovest was most certainly the man of the moment at the last night’s South African Hip-Hop Awards.  And if you take a look at his accomplishments this past year, it isn’t hard to see why.

Here are four reasons why we believe Cassper deserved each and every one of his six awards.


Cassper made the best music of his career in 2017

The rapper’s album, Thuto, was dubbed his best album yet by Live Mag. They praised the rapper for showing his vulnerable side with tracks like “Confused” where Cassper had the confidence to speak up about the downside of success. Cassper also opened up with tracks “Superman” and “Push through the Pain”.

But the variety of music and the overall musical direction of the album are what’s most praised – the track “Tito Mboweni” hit No 1 on iTunes in its first 20 minutes of being released.


The rapper created one of 2017’s biggest social media campaigns. Cassper used his social media influence in the best way and inspired up-and-coming artists that anything is possible in Mzansi as #FillUpFNBStadium gathered support from the likes of Riky Rick, Black Coffee and Oskido, with artists purchasing thousands of tickets to show their support, as reported by The Daily Sun.

And after all the build-up, Cassper made doubters eat their words by almost filling the stadium to capacity with a huge crowd of 68 000 fans.

The achievement was historic for an SA hip-hop artist and big names like Siv Ngesi, Maps Maponyane, Boity Thulo and K.O, along with the rest of SA, took to social media to congratulate him. This all led to Cassper winning his most valuable performer award.

Cassper inspired South Africans and showed huge ambition

It seems like Cassper had nothing to hide this year, leaving all his vulnerabilities on the table for Mzansi to see, and in return he was uplifted and inspired.

Just weeks before his #FillUpFNBStadium concert the rapper made headlines when he told the country he was broke in an interview with Masechaba Ndlovu on Metro FM, according to Channel 24.

By investing R15 million of his own money to fund #FillUpFNBStadium he showed Mzansi you have to invest in your dream. He garnered even more support by speaking up, with fans rushing to support him by buying tickets.

The rapper also gave fans a treat with his body transformation, working out like crazy to gain a six pack ahead of the concert. In this way he spread awareness about healthy eating and living too.

This all led to the well-deserved hustler of the year award.

Cassper’s consistency

From filling up the TicketPro Dome selling 20 000 tickets, to filling up Orlando Stadium with 40 000, and then FNB Stadium, one thing’s for sure: the rapper doesn’t lacks ambition. His courage, persistency and creativity led him to being honoured with a milestone award at the SA Hip Hop Awards.

And with Cassper now aiming to fill up Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in 2018, which has a capacity of 85 000, who knows how many awards he’ll collect next year!

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