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Cassper Nyovest opens up about filling up FNB stadium

The 28-year-old musician held a concert at the stadium on Saturday.

SA rapper Cassper Nyovest. Picture: Refilwe Pitjeng/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Cassper Nyovest says he knew it would be hard to fill up FNB Stadium but never thought it would be impossible.

The 28-year-old, whose real name is Refiloe Phoolo, held a concert at the stadium on Saturday.

At least 68,000 tickets were sold, making him the first South African hip-hop artists to ever receive such a turnout.

He says: “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.”

LISTEN: Magic moments for Cassper #FillUpFNB

In 2015 his first “fill up” event at the Ticketpro Dome was a huge success, but this one drew triple the number of fans.

Several celebrities and fans have congratulated the rapper on social media.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)