After making history with the #FillUpFNBStadium over the weekend, Cassper Nyovest has revealed he is still broke. However, he is very much comfortable with the sacrifices he had put in for South African music over the luxury and wealth.
The Doc Shebeleza had one of his first interviews after his feat with ENCA and he disclosed a lot that is wrong with the South African music industry as far as the promotion of local artists was concerned.
In his opinion, he thinks the sponsors do not care enough about local artists as they were of the mindset that international acts should come first. In fact, Cassper revealed he is still reeling financially from the sacrifice of pulling off such a feat.
“I’m still broke right now because we’re waiting for all these sponsorship and ticket sales money to come in,” he said.
Even after a lot of challenges the “Thuto“ rapper was able to get organisations such as SABC 1, Standard Bank, Ciroc, Budweiser and the Department of Arts and Culture to sponsor the event.
However, he still thinks many other brands do not care and he needed a lot of support from friends who came through to make the event a success.
“I went all in. I had my friends pay my staff and one of them pay my electricity bill. I was about to sell my cars as well, because for me it’s not about material stuff. I’ve invested myself and I’m invested into the SA music industry and I want to leave it in a better place,” he confirmed.
Cassper Nyovest revealed he was on the verge of selling his luxurious cars to make the event a possibility and for him, that sacrifice wouldn’t have been too much for laying a precedent.
“People won’t remember me for the cars I drove but the impact I had on my people and industry. So that’s what really matters to me. I don’t mind losing all this money as long as I know I’m investing it into what gave a chance to live a better life.”
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