Refiloe Maele Phoolo (born 16 December 1990, in Mafikeng), professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African recording artist and record producer. Cassper Nyovest has now joined forces with Universal Music Group and announced a new Kwaito album titled ‘Sweet & Short’.
Nyovest grew up in Montshiwa in Mafikeng, the capital city of the North West province. He attended high school at Sol Plaatje Secondary School. In school, he was athletic as he partook in various sports activities including football, cricket and basketball. He started rapping when he was in grade 6, at the age of 12.
The rapper has signed a partnership deal with Universal, which will help with releasing and distribution of his projects. For years, Cassper has been against the idea of being signed to major labels and that’s why he created Family Tree with partners. Last month Cassper did hint he could sign to a label because of other frustrations including not charting on radio and iTunes.
‘I’m not signed to Sony. I’ll never have a number 1 single in my career unless I share the cake with a major label. They run the charts, from iTunes to radio. They have all the data, the man power , the connections. Maybe it’s time I did. The next step definitely needs muscle,’ he posted on Twitter.
Further to the news, Cassper Nyocest announced a new album dropping on 01 December 2018 will be distributed at #FillUpMosesMabhida concert. According to the rapper, this will be a kwaito-influenced album titled ‘Sweet & Short’.
He has a new single dropping tonight #SpononoSam feat Shwi Nomtekhala
And @Nadia_nakai‘s album is almost done.
— U Music South Africa (@UMGSA) November 15, 2018