The hip hop giant’s venture is in partnership with AG Mobile and MTN and took place today at MTN’s Head Office. “I used to dream about days like these. Today I launch my cellphone with AG Mobile,” the rapper captioned one of his recent Instagram pictures, adding that later on he will be flying out, to ‘headline’ his first show in America.
According to Zalebs, AG Mobile said that Cassper played an integral role in the design, development, and specifications of the mobile phone, but fans express mixed emotions about the project, with some loving its red colour and others asking the rapper why he encourages people to buy the phone while he apparently still uses an iPhone.
Nonetheless organisers confirmed that the official launch of the device will take place in May, so enthusiastic fans will have to hold their horses a little bit longer.
Here is what tweeps had to say about his achievement:
Jubilant that Cassper has launched his own mobile phone. Just hope its battery isn't Made In China/Japan #CassperPhone
— Kokwele M. Phillix ???????? (@Matome_Kay) April 19, 2016
If the phone was done by an American y'all wud applaud but cos its an African artist u hate?? See y we dnt grow as Africans? #CassperPhone
— Neo (@neo_mneowana) April 19, 2016
That time you kicking yourself like 'why didn't I think of this #CassperPhone
— Fathers Day Hero (@AbutiBenzo) April 19, 2016
— Karabo Mokgoko ???? (@Karabo_Mokgoko) April 19, 2016
I don't understand how people can trash someone who's winning in life, get your own life together, learn from the dude #CassperPhone
— Aubrey (@Aubreychiibi) April 19, 2016
— jeffy (@Jeff_CJ31) April 19, 2016
Im not his fan but I have to admit the guy is slaying..umona phantsi #CassperPhone
— IG:Bossb_n ???????? (@Bossb_n) April 19, 2016
— Armandt van Helden (@ibadaan) April 19, 2016
— Phume (@phume22) April 19, 2016
I hope old guys who keep on dissing Cassper have not forgotten that this kid was born on 16 December 1990, only 25 years old #CassperPhone
— ????????Sandile???????? (@dj2shott) April 19, 2016
The #CassperPhone is red. Members of the EFF are gonna love it.
— Nate (@keddah83) April 19, 2016