Cassper Nyovest knew it would be hard to fill up First National Bank Stadium (thus the heavy campaign around the concert), Soweto, but never thought it would be impossible.
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) December 2, 2017
Over the weekend, the rapper performed at a sold-out show With a capacity a little below 95,000, The FNB stadium has for the past seven years hosted most of America’s music firebrands, the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Bon Jovi. As there is always an extra gloating when Africans artists perform feats only presumed capable by bigger artists, the internet is abuzz Cassper Nyovest’s achievement, revelling in the fact that his, is the third most attended concert of the decade.
However, for the 28 year old musician , this feat goes deeper than just another jewel in his crown, in his words
“I think as South Africans we grew up in a system thinking we were second best and not worthy. The reason I do these shows is to change the mind of an African kid.”
Cassper Nyovest’s concert at the FNB is the rapper’s second sold-out performance at a major venue. Nearly two years ago, the rapper sold-out TicketPro’s Dome in Johannesburg and performed to a staggering 20,000 people. His recent feat does not only outdo his last campaign at filling up a venue, it trumps it by a mile and half.
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