I am glad inform you that South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest has been nominated at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in the category of Favorite African Star. He becomes the first African rapper to achieve this.
With the positive reception of his just released banger titled “Check on You” with Nigeria’s own Davido, one can say it hasn’t been a bad week so far for the rapper. The only sour note will have to be the accusation by DJ Prince Kaybee that Cassper stole his work. Dj Prince Kaybee claims the chord progression of “Check on You” was stolen off his song “Charlotte”.
Cassper Nyovest was quick to defend himself, denying the disc-jockey’s claims. Casper has informed whoever cares to listen that the chord progression in question is rather from another South African Act, Malaika, from their song “Destiny”.
However Davido, also a nominee for Nickelodeon’s Favorite African Star and the featured artist on the song, would reply Dj Prince Kaybee’s tweet with “congratulations”. But we really cannot decipher what he means for now. Is there a subliminal meaning behind this or is it just our classic Davido sarcasm?. No one knows.
Not letting the dark vibe kill the positive news, these are the other nominees in Casper Nvoyest’s category. Caster Semenya (South Africa), Davido (Nigeria), Emmanuella (Nigeria), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) and Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania).
Talks of discontentment have risen in some quarters over the supposed logic behind the emergence of these names as nominees for an award whose voters are children. Their grudges lie in the fact that the nominees are musicians whose music are, ehm, not fit for children.
Cassper Nyovest himself is receiving a major share of the backlash. His songs we all know aren’t particularly what you will let your under-12 kids listen to. Whatever the case, he made it there, and he is putting rap on the map as well.
About the author
Godwin Godson is a lover of music. A citizen of a country ruled dictatorially by the rapper Jay-Z. 2pac and Lil Wayne serve as ambassadors. Although, recently we have had problems of rebels, aggrieved over rap’s dominance, and led by Bob Marley and Fela. The civil war continues till today.