In 2015, South African rapper, label executive, and mogul Cassper Nyovest did what was unprecedented by any South African artist. The ‘Doc Shebeleza’ hitmaker became the first local act to sell out the CocaCola Dome in Johannesburg with his #FilluptheDome concert.
Tsibip recently took to his Twitter handle to share his plans for a second edition of the 2015 concert in December 2022 in the same venue.
#FillUpTheDome 2.0 planning on the way. This is gonna be special!!!! I think we looking at Dec. Yall coming ?
— Don Billiato (@casspernyovest) June 2, 2022
#FillUp concert series has been so successful in attracting crowds to various venues across the country, such as four massive stadiums; Orlando and FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg, and the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, which earned him the nickname ‘Abuthi Fill Up.’
The concert was all local, with no international supporting acts, just Cassper, and friends, this was an amazing feat for a South African music act, especially for a hip hop artist when hip hop was far from the most consumed genre in the country.
Selling out the 20,000-capacity venue helped Cassper’s sophomore album, ‘Refiloe’ go gold on its first day of release, as tickets for the event came with the album CD as a souvenir package.
This move got Nyovest praise from some of his peers and not so much from some others, including bitter rival ‘AKA’ who threw jabs at Cassper on his song ‘The World is Mine,’ rapping ”Went Gold but you n***as did it funny style.”
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