It’s a week before Cassper Nyovest fills up Orlando Stadium in what is supposed to be another historical event for a South African musician.
Last year he made history being the first South African artist to #FillUpTheDome in Johannesburg with 20 000 people – his aim is to double that number next week.
Who would have known that despite his success and out-spoken personality, Cassper had started to lose confidence because of his excessive weight.
“A few months ago I started to feel heavier and moving around even going up the stairs made me too tired,” he says. “That’s when I realised I needed to lose weight.”
When DRUM meets up with the artist, the change is clearly visible – he looks slimmer, happier and he is radiating.
He’s lost 12 kg and not only is he doing it for himself, but also for his fans.
“The kind of performance I will do is going to require a lot of physical work and I need to be in shape to give people the best of me on the night,” he says.
DRUM asked him if his hot new bod is having an impact on his love life.
“I am single and I’m enjoying it. Of course I am going on dates and seeing people, but I am not with anyone,” he says. “I am loving it just the way it is.
Being single for him is not such a bad thing because it gives him time to put all his energy into his work.
”I can be in the studio for as long as I want and work without worrying that someone is waiting for me or that I need to give someone attention.”
Of course, we cannot help but bring his past relationship with Boity Thulo.
“We’re cool and are friends now. We talk about stuff and I always wish her well,” he adds.
He admits that it was no surprise to him when he found out that she had an ancestral calling because he has always known her to be a spiritual person.
Cassper reveals a lot more about his life in the 27 October issue DRUM magazine.