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