Songwriter, producer, businessman and musician, Cassper Nyovest is settling into his new role as statesman of the South African music scene or, more broadly, “boring guy at the club”, as he says so. The 30-year-old says he feels he has reached a point where he has achieved everything he wanted to accomplish on the South African musical scale and focused on breaking into the international market while forming the future stars of Mzansi.
“I don’t think there’s anything I can do in South Africa now – it’s just to maintain, create new artists and give them a platform. I’m looking at the world and trying to bring AmaPiano into the world, that’s the movement I’m proud of right now. But in South Africa I’m just looking to work with new guys [artists]Nyovest said.
Doc Shebeleza’s hitmaker was speaking while filming his episode Telkom Monate Vibes. The summer music show will return for its second season on SABC 1 and will see some of the country’s biggest artists take to the stage to perform flashbacks, as well as new music. Last year Nasty C, Ami Faku and TKZee were among the talents who took to the stage and there was increased excitement over who would entertain South Africans during the holiday season this year.
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Nyovest has all the skills to give advice to beginners. The Fresh Prince of Maftown has been one of the country’s most decorated artists since his debut album Tsholofelo rocked the country in 2014. These days it’s not so much about making hits.
“I’m not even looking for a summer song. I think the new artists are the ones who are looking to have the biggest song. I’m cool, I have a big catalog, I just want to stay cool and make great music that can expand my catalog and live forever. I could talk about it [making a summer hit] but really, it won’t change my life. What’s one more shot gonna do to me? It won’t change my life. It could change the life of the next. I’m just having fun, ”he added.
Nyovest also spoke brilliantly about the success of their new line of sneakers, thanking their fans for their support. He also expressed his joy at being a new dad, showing off a new tattoo of his son, inked on the rapper’s leg. His Telkom Monate Vibes episode will air on December 12, 2021.