SA rapper makes history with 20,000-man concert '#FillUpTheDome'

The concert tagged #Fillupthedome which held on October 31, 2015, saw 20,000 tickets sold before the event on Saturday night.

Cassper Nyovest made history with his latest concert.

Cassper Nyovest has made history by becoming the first South African artiste to sell-out The Dome in Johannesburg.

The atmosphere was electric from the beginning, as the venue was filled to capacity. A number of celebrities and local politicians, including Oskido, Pabi Moloi, DJ Sphectacula, Slikour, K Naomi, Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema were all on hand to show support.

Various artistes, including TolA$$Mo, Stilo Magolide, Riky Rick and Major League DJz took to the stage before Cassper came out for his set.

President Jacob Zuma has also congratulated hip hop artist Cassper Nyovest on being the first South African musician to fill the 20,000 seating capacity Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, without the help of an international act.

Apart from filling up The Dome, Cassper hit another high with his second album “Refiloe” , going gold in just three hours of its release during the show.

Before the show Nyovest shared that he had launched a clothing line and items would be on sale during the show.

The clothes include baseball jerseys, hoodies, caps vests, crop tops and t-shirts ranging from R250 to R650.

Many took to social media site Twitter to mark the day that will go down in South African music history as unforgettable and shared various pictures of the venue that was packed.

Nyovest’s girlfriend television personality Boity Thulo also congratulated her rapper boyfriend saying: “How do I communicate with this incredible being after this? I feel like I need to reintroduce myself and ask him out.”

South Africa’s Sports Minister Mbalula who also attended the show seemed to fire a shot at Nyovest’s arch enemy AKA with a cryptic tweet: “Swag on dust2dust levels. Tonight call me Minister FLEEK-ile Mbaweezy. #FillUpTheDome.”

Another fan, @SebaSimelane shared a picture of a show headlined by AKA on the same night in Durban, tweeted: “@euphonik: Abo Super Mega whilst @CassperNyovest #Filledthedome tonight, Couldn’t even fill up the field”.

Real name Refiloe Phoolo, the success has spurred the confident rapper to greater heights, with his sights set on Orlando Stadium next year, and 40,000 ticket sales. Nyovest went to his Facebook fan page to thank his fans for supporting him in fulfilling his dream.

“Shout out to every single musician that worked on ?#?FillUpTheDome?, backstage and otherwise. Thank you my n***as. We made history!!! Shout out to everybody who bought tickets. Thank you. Next year we do Orlando stadium,” posted Nyovest.

Watch this video of Cassper Nyovest's performance at the concert below.


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