My grandfather walked all the way from Malawi – Cassper Nyovest


Award winning South African hip hop artist who answers to the moniker Cassper Nyovest has said his family tree traces its roots to Malawi and it is always special for him to perform in the country.

Nyovest who returns to Malawi in December for a performance, has said his ancestor walked all the way from Malawi to South Africa.

“My grandfather walked from Malawi with a group of friends and settled in Potchefstroom,” says Cassper.

The Doc Shebeleza hit maker also says his Malawian roots make him feel special when he is performing in the country.

He said: “Performing in Malawi in December. Always special for me cause that’s where my family tree starts.”

Reacting to Cassper’s claims, some quarters have said the South African star is only trying to market his forthcoming show in Malawi.

“He wants to strengthen the bond with his Malawian fanbase ahead of his impending performance. Don’t be deceived he is not ours,” said Lovemore Mdumuka

Nyovest is considered to be one of Africa’s hip hop giants. He has won a number of awards in the hip hop category.

He has also promoted a number of musicians who are now international brands. One of the artists who benefited from his promotion is Malawi’s Gilbert Kamoto who is popularly known as Gemini Major.



  1. Mr Mdumuka all Ngonis in Malawi came from Sourh Africa,Kwa Zulu Natal.Its not unusual that most young men in Mzimba find it simple to settle in South Africa. If a man from Mzimba goes down south and marry there he is just following his ancestors

  2. Why would he fake such a story. Let love lead he is ours.

    1. Lovemore Mdumuka is an idiot, Africans are related by blood and that is evident in our languages which enables us to communicate with each other even though we are from different tribes.The human race began with only 2 people so let that sink in and let us Love more

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