Cassper Nyovest, one of South Africa's biggest musicians, spoke up about having millions in debt after sponsors dropped him with his highly successful #FillUpMosesMabhida concert. The hip-hop star said it was a difficult time that preceded the concert.
#FillUpMosesMabhida was a huge success, and Cassper and his fans had a blast this past weekend.
He left fans in awe as he danced in the air and #TeamNyovest couldn't get enough.
However, it all came at a price - R7 million in debt that Cassper must now pay. His sponsors for the concert bailed on him, leaving him to carry a lot of responsibility alone.
ZAlebs reported that Cassper opened up about what went down and how the whole experience is bittersweet.
Making the epic #FillUp concert happen was a hardship for Cassper and his crew.
What we experienced organising #FillUp in Durban was the most difficult, scary & painful experience of our careers. Threatened almost daily, not just concert cancelled but our lives. Before he jumped on stage instead of praying, myself & kid just cried. God saved #FillUp.
Most often we find ourselves in positions where we need funding and sponsorships from institutions like the government and we were not able to be supported the way we should be. For instance, we just came from Mabhida and right now we're sitting with a R7 million debt, after engaging with the different departments that were supposed to help us, and how they promised us all the support, there was no financial contribution.
Cassper also dropped a shocking piece of info:
The concert was close to being cancelled 7 times.
Here's a video of Cassper opening up to what happened behind the scenes, as well as the Global Citizen Festival:
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