South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, who rounded off his Malawi tour in Lilongwe on Sunday, has hailed and rated his experience in Malawi as extraordinary and special.
The recording artist and record producer, whose real name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, had sold out concerts in both Blantyre and Lilongwe at the weekend.
Before the performances, the award-winning musician gave a motivation talk at Zingwangwa Secondary School in Blantyre, where event organiser Mango Entertainment made a donation of a year-long subscription of The Nation newspaper to keep students up to date with current affairs.
During his visit to the school, the artist, who traces his roots back to Malawi, spoke about chasing dreams and hard work.
“My grandfather grew up in the village, but left Malawi looking for a better life—he had a dream. Everyone has a dream, we have aspirations which determine how far we [are] going to get. You can be whatever you want to be.
“I started my music in my bedroom and wanted to become a big rapper. My friends laughed at me when I said I wanted to become a millionaire and now they look at me as their inspiration,” he shared his story.
Commenting on his trip to Malawi, the rapper expressed his excitement at being in the country and said it was a special trip.
The 24-year-old indicated it felt amazing to be in Malawi and speak to his people for the first time.
The artist, who flew back to South Africa Monday morning, said he would be back in Malawi soon.
Meanwhile, Mango Entertainment expressed gratitude to sponsors and fans who attended the concerts and made it success. – Timothy Ntilosanje