South African Hip Hop superstar, Cassper Nyovest, arrived in Malawi Friday afternoon ahead of his concerts in the country on Saturday and Sunday.
The Channel O and Metro FM awards winner is slated to perform at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre Saturday afternoon before travelling to Lilongwe for his second show at Alexander’s Pub Courtyard the next day.
The artist, alongside his eight-member team, arrived as a VIP via Chileka International Airport at 14:55hrs before he was driven to private radio station FM 101 Power for an exclusive interview, which was followed by a press conference at Ryalls Hotel.
He said he was excited to be in Malawi where he traces back his roots. The 24-year-old rapper, born Refiloe Maele Phoolo,revealed that his surname was Phiri as he indicated that his grandfather came from Lilongwe.
According to the artist, his grandfather and a group of friends walked to South Africa to look for a better life and he became a successful entrepreneur who owned taxis and supermarkets.
“It feels like I’ve come back home after generations. The crazy thing about this trip for me is deeper than how my music has broken language barriers. It’s more personal,” said the rapper well known for his hits “Doc Shebeleza”, “Gusheshe” and “Phumakim”.
He said he was looking forward to performing and meeting his Malawian fans in the two cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Before his scheduled performance at College of Medicine tomorrow, Cassper Nyovest is expected to visit Zingwangwa Primary School where he will give a motivational talk to pupils at the school. He will also give out reading materials to the institution donated by Nation Publications Limited.
In addition, while in the country Cassper Nyovest will be engaged in Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS awareness campaign which the organisers of his Malawi tour, Mango Entertainment are spearheading as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Speaking on behalf of Mango Entertainment during the press conference, Mango Entertainment co-director, James Makunje said the company was excited that Cassper Nyovest was finally in Malawi.
“It’s an exciting thing that Cassper is finally here. People had doubts that he would make it and now that he is here, we look forward to a great weekend. We give Cassper to Malawians, his family,” said Makunje.
Tickets to the two concerts are still selling in Blantyre at Steers Main and Steers Poly and in Lilongwe at Alexander’s Pub as well as Livingstone Pharmacy at Game Complex. The tickets are going at K5,000 for standard and K8,000 for the VIP. Paying at the door charges will be K6,000 for standard tickets and K10,000 VIP.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :