Cassper Nyovest, whose real name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, was born on December 16, 1990, in Mahikeng, North West Province, South Africa[1,2]. He is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer, and amateur boxer[1]. Regarded as one of the most successful artists in South Africa, Cassper is well-known for his unique hairstyle, featuring long braids at the back of his head[6].

He attended Sol Plaatjie Secondary School, where he participated in athletics and other sporting activities. Cassper began rapping in 2002 at the age of 12[2]. He was born to Muzuki Phoolo and Letsebela Phoolo in Mafikeng, South Africa[3]. As of 2022, he was 32 years old[4].

Cassper previously dated actress Boitumelo Thulo, but they never got engaged and broke up in December 2015[4]. He has a net worth of more than R11 million and owns his own record label, Family Tree Records[7].

Throughout his career, Cassper has released three studio albums: “Tsholofelo” in 2014, “Refiloe” in 2015, and “Thuto” in 2017[8]. His music genre is a fusion between rap and native South African sounds, and he performs in both English and his native dialect[9]. “Gusheshe” was the first single released from his debut album, “Tsholofelo”[8].