Rapper Refiloe “Cassper Nyovest” Phoolo is definitely on the quest to cement his name in South African hip hop history. Like him or not, but this guy is a dreamer and works hard to fulfil each and every one of his dreams.
In 2015, he came up with the idea of filling the dome, which trended with the hashtag #FillUpTheDome. The Coca-Cola Dome, with a capacity of nearly 20 000, had never been filled to capacity by a South African artist, hence the doubt in some people’s minds who thought the dream was “too big”.
He did it, and on the same night his album Refiloe was certified gold because every person who attended the show got it for free.
This year, Cassper is planning to Fill Up Orlando Stadium, and has taken to Twitter to announce the date of the concert: 29 October.
#FillUpOrlandoStadium has been trending since last night, with fans saying they are definitely going to buy the tickets, available at Computicket.
Will Cassper be able to fill the 40 000-capacity stadium?
Three weeks back Cassper revealed in an interview on Slikouronlife that he was struggling to get sponsors for the concert.
He said even though he managed to fill The Dome last year, he lost money, something he might be trying to avoid this time around.
“I did this with my own money last year and was helped by my businessmen friends and some of the brands like BP and AG Mobile pitched in and helped me, but the majority … I lost like R3.2 million of my own money, doing this, to show brands that this is what we could do.”
Cassper said he was still in meetings with brands trying to explain “this thing that I’m doing”.
With the announcement of the concert date, does this mean he got sponsors?
All the best to you Cassper!