SOUTH AFRICAN rap star Cassper Nyovest and the founder of Family Tree Records, came under fire over his tweet about wishing to be a Nigerian. The star allaged that his country are less appreciative of their artist craft.
While engaging fellow musician and producer Zakes Bantwini about the state of music industry’s in South Africa , Cassper said he wish he was from Nigeria.
“Shout out to Nigeria!!!! Big love !!! ” and “Won’t even lie. I wish I was from Nigeria too. The love they have for their own artists, the way they celebrate their culture, 90% local content on radio and TV, the way they celebrate their music no matter where they are in the world, the unity within their industry. A DREAM!” He posted
While he received outright clap back for this comment, some sympathised with the rapper. The tweet created quite a stir as it was not received well by the rest of his followers. Memes and tweets from both the sides flooded the net.
Some even suggested he bag his bags and go live in Nigeria.
“Cassper is ungrateful after all SA fans have done to build his Fill Up and brand.
Just buy a ticket brother take a first flight to Nigeria
He must also host his next fill up in Lagos.” one user tweeted.
It even topped the trending Twitter list. The reason for all the backlash was that Cass doesn’t count his blessings.
“Dude after the praises our people give you here in SA? Literally all your achievements we celebrate you Cassper. Yoh kaorata mara wa lapisa shem. Hambe Nigeria ke nono”, another user posted.
While others defended him and stated that the people reacting against his tweet are the ones who have never even bought his CD. But Cass did not seem to flutter at all and responded with a final tweet saying:
“Nope. Been through sooo much b***, nothing scares me anymore. They can tweet, write, publish articles, trend or do somersaults on top of a moving car. I am not moved. We stand firm! Grinding! Shinning!! TeamNyovest too strong!! Fill Up 2019 loading…..”
His latest release was ‘Move For Me, featuring Boskaskie, in 2019.