Kids and family favourite Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) has picked hip hop prodigy Cassper Nyovest to perform at the inaugural NickFest on Saturday 13 June. The platinum-selling rapper is set to bring down the house at the spectacular, family friendly festival, which is transforming Tsogo Sun’s The Globe at Silverstar Casino into a candy-hued, slime-filled Nickelodeon wonderland.
Comments Cassper Nyovest, “I’m very excited to be part of the first ever South African edition of NickFest. I’ve been proud to collaborate and perform alongside influential artists from HHP to Talib Kweli, DJ Drama, Kid Cudi and Kendrick Lamar, but I’ll be taking my career to a new level when I share a stage with icons like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and a quartet of giant green amphibians warriors!”
Born in the small neighbourhood of Montshiwa in Mafikeng, Cassper started rapping at the age of 12, before leaving school at 16 to follow his dream of Hip Hop stardom. Fortunate enough to be spotted by HHP, Cassper subsequently travelled far and wide with the Motswako rapper, taking South African Hip Hop to the world. After he dropped his own official single Gusheshe in 2013, Cassper’s career took off, and he has since won an astonishing array of awards, including the South African Hip Hop Awards, the Metro FM Awards and the SAMAs, plus Best African Male Artist at the Channel O Awards. Cassper has high hopes of winning his first BET Award in June, and believes he’ll score a Grammy one day soon!
Also performing alongside Cassper on 13 June will be teen vocal group The Buzz, the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy All Stars, and Morgan Beat Box. Two shows will be held daily at 10 am-1 pm, and 2pm-5pm. Mi Casa is headlining the lineup for Sunday 14 June 2015. Three Nickelodeon character shows and meet and greets take place on both days.
Tickets for NickFest are now on sale at Computicket, priced R110 per ticket (entry free for children under 2). A percentage of funds from ticket sales will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust to aid sick children.