Cassper Nyovest And Lady Zamar Are Of Malawian Origins
Following news of controversial cleric, Shepherd Bushiri, shipping off back to his home country, Malawi, dodging the wheels of justice that were fast catching up with him, it emerged that singer and songwriter Lady Zamar is also Malawian.
Just a week after that revelation, rapper Casper Nyovest has also come out expressing undying love for his Malawian roots.
Cassper Nyovest And Lady Zamar Are Not Of South African Origin
Hip Hop megastar Cassper Nyovest is one person who is proud of his roots and does not shy away from speaking about his family origins. The rapper, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo, recently revealed that his family originated from Malawi.
Cassper who is set to play at a concert in Malawi next month expressed how honoured he is to perform in the country of his ancestry. Mufasa went on to reveal that his grandfather had walked from Malawi to South Africa with a group of friends, before eventually settling in Potchefstroom, in the North West. This is a distance of at least 1 500 kilometres depending on the point of origin and route taken.
Writing about his heritage on social media platform Twitter, Cassper Nyovest said,
Performing in Malawi in December. Always special for me cause that’s where my family tree starts. My grandfather walked from Malawi with a group of friends and settled in Potchefstroom. Started a business from nothing and that’s where I get my entrepreneurial skills from.
South African social media users applauded Abuti FillUp for acknowledging his heritage and for arranging a performance in his home country.
Unsurprisingly, however, some people used the revelations about Malawi to poke fun at fugitive religious leaders, prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary. The founding leaders of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church fled the country earlier this month after they were released on bail over charges of money laundering and fraud involving R102 million.
Social media users called on Cassper to bring back Bushiri after his performance while others called on him to bring back a large supply of anointing oil. Below are some of the responses from social media users.
Somebody tag DIRCO, Dept of Justice and whoever else. They can ask Cassper to bring Bushiri back.
But wait what if this is their plan, Cassper is going to “perfom” in Malawi but meanwhile it’s a black ops mission to bring that guy back.
— DuchessOfSandton (@DuchessOfJhb) November 21, 2020
You must come back with that man! pic.twitter.com/jl4fyVKMgq
— JUSTGREAT🇿🇦🇺🇸 (@SirLebotha) November 21, 2020
Try to talk to “Papa” Bushiri n tell him that his people miss him. pic.twitter.com/n6c1YaqgqB
— XICHAVO SUCCESS (@XS_XAVI_) November 21, 2020
Can you please bring Bushiri with you when you come back I do understand his your relative but we need him here in South Africa pic.twitter.com/VFRs7TGIPt
— Ndi MuVenda (@Hangwela) November 21, 2020