CEO of his own record label Family Tree Media Cassper Nyovest born Refiloe Maele Phoolo on 16 December 1990 in a Mafikeng village called Montshiwa came from humble beginnings. Cassper attended Sol Plaatjie’s High School however, his love for performing before crowds developed at an early age in primary school where he’d always fight to be on every single play and show. The stage became his home and his love for performing never stopped growing, as he would also later come to see, neither would the crowds.
Inspired by his late brother “Khotso Motebang Phoolo”, who was also a rapper, but sadly passed away in 2003, Cassper decided to take on the music world and hasn’t looked back since.
In 2008 at the age of 17 Cassper signed a record deal with ‘impact Sounds’, arguably the strongest Motswako label at the time with artists such as Tuks Senganga & Morafe to name a few.
Amongst these calls was an artist Cassper grew up looking up to, from the same streets of Montshiwa, HipHop Pantsula, more commonly known as HHP. HipHop Pantsula featured Cassper Nyovest on his album Dumela, joint ‘Wam tseba Mtho’, heavily contributing to the respect given to him by the Industry as a Motswako artist. HHP’s “Wam Tseba Mtour” put him on stages across South Africa
Working with HHP boosted Cassper’s music career to amazing levels, performing all over South Africa multiple times, and crossing over to international shows in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Mozambique. He also toured with HHP and Tuks to the UK in December 2011 performing in Camden London and Milton Keyes.