You may have caught a glimpse of South African rapper Cassper Nyovest on his visit to Nigeria and maybe a performance or two at an Industry night but that’s NOT ALL he did or perhaps said…During an interview with a certain Nigerian publication , Cassper took the liberty to voice his views on Nigerian Hip hop and on who he thinks is at the helm of the rap game. Cassper when asked about Nigerian Hip Hop said that it isn’t as big as South African Hip hop. He said that while it is very hyped up within Nigerian Borders, it is quite limited outside because of the language barriers. He commented “I don’t know about Nigerian Hip hop that much. I don’t know if it will ever be as big as South African Hip hop because the Nigerian hip hop that is big is mostly indigenous.”
He went on to say “like Olamide and Phyno, that’s the Hip hop that’s big in Nigeria and for that to translate into South Africa is difficult because we’re still struggling to understand pidgin English, so when you go deeper into Igbo and Yoruba, it’s like we can’t even hear anything. It’s a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because hip hop can relate to more people in Nigeria because of Olamide and Phyno, but it stops them from crossing over! .