Fill Up Royal Bafokeng

Cassper Nyovest on stage performing at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng is the fifth instalment of the Fill Up concerts by Cassper Nyovest following four successful shows namely Fill Up The Dome in 2015, Fill Up Orlando Stadium in 2016, Fill Up FNB Stadium in 2017 and Fill Up Moses Mabhida in 2018.

On Monday, August 26, 2019, Cassper Nyovest took to social media were he uploaded and published a video in which he announced that this years Fill Up was going to Rustenburg and that the official hashtag is #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

On the day of the concert, Cassper Nyovest arrived at Royal Bafokeng stadium in his own Bently Flying Spur after previously hiring a Rolls Royce to drop him off at Fill Up The Dome.

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Fill Up Royal Bafokeng was not just an event but also an economic opportunity for hustlers to make some money for the festive season, this is because a lot of transport was hired, small business and street vendors around Phokeng and Rustenburg also benefited.

Cassper Nyovest gave the artists what promoters only give to them when they are opening for international artists, it’s so amazing. Local artists all performing in front of a sold out stadium, year in year out.

Date

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng took place on Sunday, December 15, 2019, Cassper Nyovest revealed the date for this concert on Monday, August 26, 2019, in a video that he posted on Instagram. Watch the video below;

Venue

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Venue: the concert took place at Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg, in the North West Province of South Africa. Cassper Nyovest announced in August that he would be taking his Fill Up concert series to his home of the North West province in Rustenburg at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Poster

The Fill Up Royal Bafokeng poster was revealed on Monday, October 28, 2019, Cassper Nyovest tweeted the poster image which he captioned with the following statement; The poster is out!!! #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Below is the Fill Up Royal Bafokeng poster;

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Poster

Stage and Preparations

The stadium was decorated with Cassper Nyovest’s signature lion symbol also featuring. The Fill Up Royal Bafokeng stage was massive with a lot of space and it cost R8,300,000 to set up, this included additional random costs like paying crews of 50 people per shift to build the stage. There were 2 shifts per day and they were all well catered for including providing accomodation for all of them for 7 days straight.

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Cassper Nyovest even joked that he did not know what to do with all the space provided by the massive stage, he tweeted after the show; Yerrrrrrr!!!! That stage was huge!!!! At one point i was asking myself what i was trying ngoba working that stage required fitness. Hahaa it was dope though. The stage concept was the #GalaxyA30s.

As part of his preparations for the concert, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, Cassper Nyovest revealed that two months before Fill Up Royal Bafokeng he had decided to stop eating meat and that he didn’t even hit the gym as much because of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng stress. Cassper tweeted; 2 months ago i decided to stop eating meat and i didn’t even hit the gym as much cause of #FillUpRoyalBafokeng stress. Dropped sooo much volume, inflammation and fat that i can finally fit into a size 32 jean. Oh yeah . @Carpo_mr_ also attempted to quit eating meat. Hahaha.

Adverts and Promotion

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng was promoted through TV and radio stations, poster and billboards.

Posters and Billboards for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng were put up in all major cities across South Africa, below are some of them on display;

Below are a few street posters and billboards and in major cities of South Africa;

A Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Street Poster in Rustenburg
A Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Street Poster in Rustenburg.
A Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Street Poster in Pretoria
A Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Street Poster in Pretoria.
A Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Billboard by Standard Bank in Rustenburg
A Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Billboard by Standard Bank in Rustenburg.

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ advert played on Sabc 1 at 2:50 p.m, Cassper Nyovest tweeted to inform his fans: The #FillUpRoyalBafokeng advert is set to play on Sabc 1 at 2:50 . Let me know if you catch it.

Activation Concerts and Shows

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng was also promoted through a number of activation concerts and shows that took place in and outside South Africa.

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Botswana musician Vee Mampeezy announced on Twitter that he was doing a Road to ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ activation for Cassper Nyovest. Below is what Vee Mampeezy tweeted;

This Saturday will be special for me as will be doing Road to fill up Royal Bafokeng activation for my good Friend and brother @casspernyovest, and @professorkalawa is coming,hosted by @Carpo_mr_ !!!its gonna be lit #MOTHOWAME.

Road to Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Announcement Banner by Vee Mampeezy

In the tweet, Vee Mampeezy revealed that South African Kwaito musician ‘Professor’ would also be in attendance, and that the event was to be hosted by Carpo on Saturday, November 30, 2019, starting at 10 p.m. and taking place at Cigar Lounge in Gaborone, Botswana.

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On Friday, November 29, 2019, Cassper Nyovest endorsed and added his voice to Vee Mampeezy’s Road to ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ activation by tweeting: Botswana the whole team in Gabs city tomorrow!!!! Pull up!!!! Areyeng!!!.

Still on Friday, November 29, 2019, Vee Mampeezy announced on Twitter that he would also host a ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ Meet And Greet for fans to meet and greet Cassper Nyovest at Cell City, Game City Mall in Gaborone, Botswana on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. a couple of hours before the event at Cigar Lounge.

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Meet And Greet by Vee Mampeezy

Below is what Vee Mampeezy tweeted;

Yes hosted by VEE MAMPEEZY !!!U wanna meet greet @casspernyovest , CELL CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE TOMORROW Game City, #Getcloser.

On Saturday, November 30, 2019 in the morning hours, Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter and reminded fans about the ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ Meet and Greet that was to take place at Cell City, Game City Mall in Gaborone, Botswana. Below is what Mufasa tweeted;

Botswana, a re kopaneng ka di nako today. Later we at Cigar Lounge. Hosted by .@VEE_MAMPEEZY.

Cassper Nyovest and Vee Mampeezy at Cell City in Gaborone, Botswana for a Fans' Meet and Greet
Cassper Nyovest and Vee Mampeezy at Cell City in Gaborone, Botswana.

Mufasa arrived in Botswana later on Saturday, November 30, 2019 and he was greeted by thousands of happy fans with Vee Mampeezy later on tweeting My boy is home u can just see the happiness. An appreciative Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter to thanks all his fans in Botswana for the support they have shown him right from the beginning of his career. Below is what Cassper tweeted;

Botswana beeeeeen showing me love. From the beginning of my career. The foundation that the late, great HHP laid for us here is soooo solid. Appreciate the love. VEE gave me such an amazing welcome at the airport today. That’s my G for life!!!.

Cassper Nyovest welcomed by Vee Mampeezy in Botswana for Road to Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Activation show
Cassper Nyovest being welcomed by fans led by musician Vee Mampeezy at the airport in Botswana.

After returning to South Africa, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Cassper Nyovest thanked Vee Mampeezy and his fans in Botswana for welcoming him with love at the airport, Mufasa tweeted:

Botswana. The way you have loved me and taken me as your son is incomparable. My dude .@VEE_MAMPEEZY organized a whole welcome at the airport and i was speechless. Thank you soooo much. Can’t wait to see yall at #FillUpRoyalBafokeng that’s happening in exactly 14 days!!!.

There was another Road to ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ event this time at Botanical Gardens Mahikeng, it took place On Sunday, December 1, 2019 and it was hosted by Carpo.

Road to Fill Up Royal Bafokeng event at Botanical Gardens Mahikeng

Tickets

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Tickets first went on sale on Monday, August 26, 2019, at www.webtickets.co.za and later on at Pick n Pay.

On Thursday, November 28, 2019, Cassper Nyovest revealed on Twitter that 80% of the ‘Golden Circle’ tickets had been sold so far. The following is Cassper Nyovest’s tweet: BOOM! SHOUT OUT to everyone everyone who already have tickets!!! We Almost sold out!!!! Please buy your tickets asap cause i can’t put out anymore tickets!!!! You don’t wanna miss this one!!!! Do not wait for the last minute. #FillUpRoyalBafokeng #80PercentSoldOut.

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On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Cassper Nyovest revealed through a tweet that Hospitality packages for ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ had been 100% sold out. He tweeted: Hospitality packages sold out!!!! The rest of the tickets selling out soon!!!! Please dont wait for last minute!!!! 12 days till #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Standard Bank one of the partners of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng announced through a tweet that their customers were to get 50% off tickets for ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ using a ‘MyMo Gold Card’. The bank tweeted: “Making #FillUpRoyalBafokeng extra special for our loyal Standard Bank and @casspernyovest fans. Get 50% off tickets with your MyMo Gold Card #WitnessTheReturn #GoodToGo”

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, digital publication ‘Zonk News’ announced on Twitter that they were giving away 100 Fill Up Royal Bafokeng tickets to their most loyal readers. Zonk News tweeted; “Win tickets to #FillUpRoyalBafokeng. We are giving away 100 tickets to the musical experience of the year to our most loyal readers. Like, follow, retweet, share & subscribe to Zonk News social media pages & our newsletter. #ZONKNEWS T’s&C’s apply.”

Zonk News giving away 100 Fill Up Royal Bafokeng tickets to their most loyal readers.
A banner from Zonk News after they announced that they were giving away 100 Fill Up Royal Bafokeng tickets to their most loyal readers.

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Castle Lite one of the sponsors of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng gave fans a chance to win 1 of 5 VIP double tickets to the show. Castle Lite tweeted: #FillUpRoyalBafokengStadium is going down this weekend and it’s proudly one of the #RepublicOfExtraCold’s Embassy Events. So for your chance to win 1 of 5 VIP double tickets to #FillUp this Sunday, simply RT this post using our hashtag.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Tech and Motoring Journalist who’s also the editor at www.CapeTownGuy.co.za, Cape Town Guy revealed that he had 10 double tickets to Fill Up Royal Bafokeng that he wanted to give out to 10 fans. He tweeted: I have 10 double tickets to @casspernyovest’s Fill Up’ concert in Rustenburg on 15 Dec to giveaway. To enter: Tell me your favourite song by Cassper Nyovest + Follow me & @SamsungMobileSA + Retweet. Transport not included #FillUpRoyalBafokeng WinWithCapeTownGuy #GalaxyA30s.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, it was revealed that all tickets purchased online were to be sold to all standard bank card holders at 50% because Cassper Nyovest’s birthday was just a few days ahead on Monday, December 16, 2019.

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On Friday, December 13, 2019, at 3:10 p.m, Cassper Nyovest revealed on Twitter that 100 Golden circle tickets, 180 General standing tickets and 1,037 Level 1 tickets were left. He tweeted: 100 golden circle tickets left, 180 general standing, 1037 level 1!!! Don’t wait for the last minute!!! Get your tickets asap!!!! We selling this stadium out!!!! 2 days till we #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

A few hours later on Friday, December 13, 2019, Cassper Nyovest revealed on social media that Golden Circle and General Standing tickets were 100% sold out. He tweeted: Told y’all we gone sell out!!!! Only tickets left now is level 1 and level 2!!! Do not wait for last the minute!!!! We are selling out this stadium!!!! Sunday is gonna be magical!!!! #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, Massiv Metro which is an innovative online metropolitan urban radio station delivering authentic content and music to the commuter market in Johannesburg, announced on Twitter that they had 10 Double Golden Circle Tickets for fans to win. All fans had to do was to follow @MassivMetro and @SamsungSA on Twitter and also TAG the person with whom they wanted to go to the show with.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Mufasa revealed on Twitter that they had released a limited amount of VIP tickets since a lot of people had been calling in all the time after the Hospitality tickets for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng sold out 2 weeks ago. Cassper Nyovest tweeted: Hospitality sold out 2 weeks ago and people have been calling so we just released a limited amount of VIP tickets today. Call 0662371124 to buy tickets. #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Stand Up Comedian Mpho Popps announced on Twitter that he was giving away 3 double tickets, courtesy of Standard Bank. Mpho Popps tweeted; Fill Up is going home this Sunday with #FillUpRoyalBafokeng @casspernyovest. I’m giving away 3 double tickets, courtesy of my family @StandardBankZA. Fans who wanted to win these tickets were required to comment on Mpho Popps’ tweet with their favourite Summer track not forgetting the following hashtags; #WitnessTheReturn #GoodToGo #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

In the morning hours of Sunday, December 15, 2019, Cassper Nyovest announced on Twitter that there was a ticket booth on site, at Royal Bafokeng Stadium. He tweeted; Today is the day and if you don’t have a ticket yet, dont worry cause for the first time ever at fill up, we have a ticket booth on site! Make sure you buy your tickets from the booth and not from individuals to avoid buying fake tickets. See you there.

In the afternoon hours of Sunday, December 15, 2019, Cassper Nyovest announced on Twitter that the limited VIP tickets that they had released on Saturday, December 14, 2019, had been sold out and that only Level 1 and 2 tickets were left. He tweeted: The VIP tickets we released yesterday have been sold out. Only level 1 and 2 tickets left. #FillUpRoyalBafokeng get your tickets at web tickets online, pick n pay or the web tickets booth on site.

Ticket Prices

– Golden Circle : R400
– General Standing : R200
– Level 1 ticket : R200
– Level 2 ticket : R150
– Level 3 ticket : R100

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng VIP Tickets

– Silver package : R1,495
– Gold package : R1,999
– Platinum package : R2,399

Internship Program

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Intern Search: Cassper Nyovest and his team conducted an internship program for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Royal Bafokeng Stadium with interviews starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. The internship search targeted young people with ambition to gain experience and learn more about event planning and the only requirement was a certified ID copy. At the end of the internship search, just 50 individuals were selected from the thousands that came for the interviews.

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Cassper Nyovest first revealed about this internship program in a tweet on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, he tweeted saying: PLEASE RT!!!! Attention Rustenburg!!!! On Saturday we will have an #InternSearch at Royal Bafokeng Stadium. We are looking for 50 individuals in different departments. Interviews start at 10am!!! Please being a certified ID Copy. #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Internship Banner
This is the Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Internship Banner.

Sponsorship

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Sponsors and Partners: the concert initially had no sponsors apart from Family Tree which is a record label owned by Cassper Nyovest and BRIDGE Entertainment which is a Talent Agency and Event Management company owned by Cassper Nyovest’s manager Tlee Moiloa. Cassper Nyovest even mentioned that he struggles with sponsors every year and that it is hard for a black entrepreneur in South Africa.

However on Thursday, November 14, 2019, Cassper Nyovest announced on Twitter that Samsung had agreed to be the official sponsor for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng. Mufasa revealed this through a video that he uploaded in a tweet that he captioned with the hashtag #DontFumbleTheBag, and within minutes, the Hashtag #DontFumbleTheBag was the number one trending topic in South Africa and for the rest of the day. This video commercial was written by Mufasa’s longtime and best friend Carpo, co-written by Cassper Nyovest himself and Jabu Nkosi (Cassper Nyovest’s personal photographer).

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On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Standard Bank jumped On the sponsors’ list of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng. It all started when Cassper Nyovest tweeted saying that he thought the ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ poster seemed full of partners but there was still space for one more partner, Cassper Nyovest tweeted; This poster seems to be full of partners, but I think we have space for 1 more. Who do you think will be partnering with us on #FillUpRoyalBafonkeng ? After that we’re good to go.

Standard Bank probably saw Mufasa’s tweet and within a few minutes later they tweeted; Well… ‘tis the season @casspernyovest.

Cassper Nyovest then replied to Standard Bank’s tweet with: Lol… Lea starta lona .@standardbankza . I saw giving away 300ks last week so… can you hook a brother up ka something for #FillUpRoyalBafokeng ? Bulang budget!!!.

Standard Bank then replied with; Let’s see what we can do @casspernyovest #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Cassper Nyovest then replied with; #BulangBudget gents hle.

Standard Bank then replied in a tweet by confirming that it was joining the sponsors of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng; @casspernyovest ok sure, you’re #GoodToGo! We can’t wait to #WitnessTheReturn of where it all began… let’s make the return home, the biggest to date #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Sponsor Standard Bank
A Standard Bank banner confirming their sponsorship of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng

Cassper Nyovest then replied with joy; HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! SHI SHI SHI!!! LET’S Rock!!!! Standard Bank just jumped on board!!!! 25 days till we #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, South African Tourism (Sho’t Left) revealed its partnership with Cassper Nyovest to promote both his upcoming show ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ and Mzansi Tourism at the same time. Sho’t Left tweeted; Stand a chance to win a trip to #FillUpRoyalBafokeng. Follow us and send a pic of the place you’d like to visit in Mzansi. Tag both @ShotLeft & @CassperNyovest & include #ShotLeft2FillUp. Ts&Cs apply.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, SABC 1 revealed that it had partenered up with Cassper Nyovest to give fans a chance to win Fill Up Royal Bafokeng tickets!. SABC 1 tweeted: #SABC1 has partnered up with @casspernyovest to give you a chance to win #FillUpRoyalBafokeng tickets! Follow our posts to answer the competition question & you could win! #SABC1FILLUPROYAL.

Below are the Fill Up Royal Bafokeng sponsors and partners;

  • SAMSUNG
  • Family Tree
  • BRIDGE Entertainment
  • CIROC
  • SABC 1
  • Castle Lite
  • Rustenburg Local Municipality
  • Standard Bank
  • South African Tourism (Sho’t Left)

Radio and TV Appearances

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Cassper Nyovest made an appearance on ‘Live Amp’ on SABC 1 to promote Fill Up Royal Bafokeng with DJ Lamiez Holworthy and DJ Speedsta. A tweet from Live Amp’s twitter handle read: We won again tonight! @casspernyovest @LamiezHolworthy @speedstabro make greatness each time fam!!.

Cassper Nyovest on Live Amp on SABC 1 with DJ Lamiez Holworthy and DJ Speedsta
Cassper Nyovest on Live Amp on SABC 1 with DJ Lamiez Holworthy and DJ Speedsta.

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, Cassper Nyovest made an appearance on Real Goboza on SABC 1 to further promote ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’.

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Cassper Nyovest made an appearance on ‘Homeground’ on Supersport 4HD on channel 204 and Mzansi Magic on channel 161 at 21:30, he performed his song ‘Who Got The Block Hot?’ and was interviewed by hosts Lungile Radu and Minnie Dlamini about Fill Up Royal Bafokeng. After the show, Cassper Nyovest tweeted thanking Homeground for hosting him to talk about and promote Fill Up Royal Bafokeng. He tweeted: Thank you for having me tonight. See y’all at #FillUpRoyalBafokeng on Sunday.

Cassper Nyovest on Homeground with Lungile Radu and Minnie Dlamini on Supersport 4
Cassper Nyovest on Homeground laughing with hosts Lungile Radu and Minnie Dlamini.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Cassper Nyovest was on Thando Thabethe’s show ‘The Thabooty Drive’ on 5FM from 4 to 5 p.m.
Cassper Nyovest had tweeted earlier on in the day to inform his fans to tune in and listen to the show, he tweeted; Ima be on Thando’s show on 5fm today from 4pm to 5pm.. On the show, Mufasa was in studio with Thando Thabethe, Msizi James, Nadia Romanos and Duran Lee Collett and he performed the songs Doc Shebeleza, Push through the pain, Tito Mboweni, Malome and Move for me.

Cassper Nyovest on The Thabooty Drive on 5FM to promote Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest seated inside 5FM studios on ‘The Thabooty Drive’ to promote Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, early in the morning, Cassper Nyovest was on ‘The Morning Flava’ on Metro FM with DJ MoFlava, Pearl Shongwe and Owen Hannie talking about Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Cassper Nyovest was on Mafisa Fm in Rustenburg to talk about Fill Up Royal Bafokeng, he tweeted: Rusty I’m live on Mafisa Fm. Came rushing from Jhb. Im here all the way till Sunday when we #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Samsung Galaxy A30 Challenge

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Cassper Nyovest started up a challenge that went on till Saturday, December 14, 2019 in which fans had to record a video of themselves rapping a verse to one of his songs, then upload it to Twitter with the Hashtags #GalaxyA30s #FillUpRoyalBafokeng and #DontFumbleTheBag. At the end of each day, Cassper Nyovest would go through as many videos as he could then choose one video that he liked most and then reward that fan a brand new Special Edition Cassper Nyovest Samsung Galaxy A30 phone.

Read Main Article: Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Special Edition Cassper Nyovest Samsung Galaxy A30 Phone Winners

Family Tree Merchandise

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Cassper Nyovest announced on social media that the Family Tree Pop Up store selling merchandise and gear for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng was available in Rustenburg at Waterfall mall for a whole week till Sunday, December 15, 2019 the day for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng. He tweeted:

Rustenburg!!!! The pop up store is at Waterfall Mall all week!!!! Come see us and get some gear for #FillUpRoyalBafokeng this Sunday!!!.

Family Tree Pop Up store at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng

Hosts

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng was hosted by Somizi, Carpo, Kamo Mogale, Carol and Lebo Molax. The hosts were revealed by Cassper Nyovest himself on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in a tweet that contained a Fill Up Royal Bafokeng poster with the names of the hosts and the line-up.

Line-up

The Fill Up Royal Bafokeng line up was revealed on Saturday, December 14, 2019, however Cassper Nyovest had earlier on revealed the local talent that was going to perform at the concert.

Mufasa decided to give local talent an opportunity to perform on the biggest stage SA Hip Hop has ever seen at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng and on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, he revealed the local artists that were to perform at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng by tweeting:

Anyway, back to the program. let’s give someone some good news. Earlier this month i tweeted that i would be giving local talent for rusty a chance to perform at #FillUpRoyalBafokeng. Im about to make a few announcements. I went through the #RoyalBafokengTalent tag and found em.

Read Main Article: Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Line-up

Stage and Preparations

The stadium was decorated with Cassper Nyovest’s signature lion symbol also featuring. The Fill Up Royal Bafokeng stage was massive with a lot of space and it cost R8,300,000 to set up, this included additional random costs like paying crews of 50 people per shift to build the stage. There were 2 shifts per day and they were all well catered for including providing accommodation for all of them for 7 days straight.

Cassper Nyovest performing on the huge Fill Up Royal Bafokeng Stage
The Fill Up Royal Bafokeng stage was really huge.

Cassper Nyovest even joked that he did not know what to do with all the space provided by the massive stage, he tweeted after the show;

Yerrrrrrr!!!! That stage was huge!!!! At one point i was asking myself what i was trying ngoba working that stage required fitness. Hahaa it was dope though. The stage concept was the #GalaxyA30s.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, as preparations for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng were about to be completed, Cassper Nyovest paid tribute to one of his loyal fans by the name Lethu who had attended all the past Fill Up Concerts. Lethu passed away at the beginning of 2019, Mufasa tweeted: We lost a loyal fan by the name of Lethu earlier this year. He woulda been so excited today. RIP MA DAWG. We know you’re with us in spirit. #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Fans paying tribute to Cassper Nyovest's loyal fan 'Lethu' on the eve of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Fans paying tribute to Cassper Nyovest’s loyal fan ‘Lethu’ with two banners on the eve of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.

Further still, on the Eve of Fill Up Royal Bafokeng, Cassper Nyovest, his team and fans hung out at Rusty Grand Cafe. Mufasa tweeted: Hanging out at Rusty Grand Cafe tonight. #FillUpRoyalBafokeng.

Disabled Man Drama At Entrance 11

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, the day for Fill Up Royal Bafokeng and just a few hours before the show kicked off, Cassper Nyovest helped a disabled man from Rustenburg whose name is ‘Tshepang Masibi’ to enter Royal Bafokeng stadium and enjoy the show even when this man had no ticket. It all started when this disabled man tweeted; “Since tickets are sold out, why must people living with disability pay at your event? Bro this is not fair. I’m at Gate 11 since in the morning and they refuse to let me in”.

This man had no ticket for the show because he simply didn’t purchase one and he had tried to enter Royal Bafokeng Stadium at ‘Entrance 11’ which was designated for only Artists.

Cassper then replied to this disabled man’s tweet with : “I feel like this is emotional blackmail but I’ll still help you. Next time, just ask nicely bro, Don’t use your disability to make us look bad when we did nothing wrong. Check Dm. Let’s get you inside so you enjoy the show. Let’s #FillUpRoyalBafokeng with love.”

Read Main Article: Disabled man causes drama at Royal Bafokeng stadium entrance

Fashion

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, at about 8:41 p.m., some very few hours before Cassper Nyovest stepped on stage to perform, he revealed on Twitter that he had come up with another iconic hairstyle. He tweeted:

I came up with another iconic hairstyle!!! I would like to apologize to the parents and guardians cause you’re gonna have to pay a lil more at the salon cause the kids want to look like Cassper. Bout to debut the hair on stage!!!.

Cassper Nyovest colored hair Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest orange colored hair at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest on stage performing with orange colored hair at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.
Cassper Nyovest golden colored hair at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest’s golden colored hair at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.

Cassper Nyovest came on stage with a new half and half coloured fade with an outfit that matched his hairstyle throughout his performance.

During the show, the hair colors of Cassper Nyovest kept on changing like he had promised earlier on because his barber ‘Tsepo The Barber’ was backstage Changing the colour in between songs. It was gold at first and at later stage it was orange, Mufasa also confirmed this later on by replying to a fan who asked him about his hair changing color. Cassper tweeted:

Hahahaha. Yeah, my barber was changing the colors backstage in the 2 minute outfit changes.

Performances

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng performances: All the artists on the line-up performed live not forgetting the man of the hour, Cassper Nyovest who performed most of his hit songs like Bentley Coupe’, ‘Move for Me’, ‘Doc Shebeleza’, ‘Superman’ and closed off his set with ‘Monate Mpolaye’ featuring DJ Sumbody. There were however some memorable performances of the show like the tribute to the late HHP and Mufasa performing ‘Superman’ with his father Letsebela Phoolo.

Cassper Nyovest opened the show at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng performing his song I hope you bought
Cassper Nyovest performing his song ‘I hope you bought’.
Cassper Nyovest and his father 'Letsebela Phoolo' performing his song 'Superman' at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest and his father ‘Letsebela Phoolo’ on stage performing his song ‘Superman’.
Cassper Nyovest performing Bentley Coupe at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest performing Bentley Coupe.
Rapper Shane Eagle performing at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Shane Eagle on stage performing.
Focalistic performing at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Focalistic on stage performing.
Emtee performing at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Emtee on stage performing.

HHP Tribute

Cassper Nyovest and legendary Motswako group Morafe which comprises of Towdee Mac, Khuli Chana and KayGizm paid a heartfelt tribute to the North West ‘s favourite son HHP, real name Jabulani Tsambo, who died in 2018. They sang some of HHP’s classics like Harambe and Bosso.

Cassper Nyovest and Morafe 'Towdee Mac, Khuli Chana and KayGizm' paying the late HHP a Tribute at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng
Cassper Nyovest and Morafe on stage paying HHP a Tribute at Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.

Attendance

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng attendance: About 44,000 people were in attendance at Royal Bafokeng stadium for ‘Fill Up Royal Bafokeng’ making it a record.

So many people attended the show and by Saturday, December 14, 2019, there was no accommodation left in Rustenburg, all the hotels had been booked by Cassper Nyovest’s fans. Also, so many people helped other people who they had even never met to find accommodation, they also provided them with free transportation, this proved that Tsibipians are not only loyal to Mufasa but also to each other.

Fill Up Royal Bafokeng attendance
Royal Bafokeng Stadium was packed with fans.

There was also huge numbers of Botswana cars in Rustenburg with all these people in the country to attend Fill Up Royal Bafokeng.

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