JOHANNESBURG -- Cassper Nyovest has got the thumbs up from the highest office in the land, that of President Jacob Zuma.
The hip hop star made history on Saturday 31 October when he #FilledUpTheDome for his concert, the first South African artist to do so.
I'm not SA's Kanye West or Micheal Jackson. I am Africa's Cassper Nyovest!!! I wrote my name in the history books!!! pic.twitter.com/VDlmxwdDli— October 31st TheDome (@CassperNyovest) October 31, 2015
"We congratulate Cassper Nyovest for his tremendous success which has demonstrated the rich talent that exists within our country's music industry especially amongst our youth. Cassper has also confirmed the enormous support for local music by our youth, which augurs well for the development of our arts, culture and heritage,” the president said in a statement.
Real name Refiloe Phoolo sold out the 20000 concert.
It was attended by celebrities, politicians and ordinary South Africans.
He had performances by Black Coffee, Ricky Rick and major league deejays.
Soon after the concert #FilledUpTheDome started trending with many fans praising his performance.
But it seems it doesn’t stop here for the artist – he has his eyes set on Orlando Stadium next.
Shout out to everybody who bought tickets. Thank you. Next year we do Orlando stadium.— October 31st TheDome (@CassperNyovest) November 1, 2015