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Cassper Nyovest’s single ‘Tito Mboweni’ trends in South Africa news coverage

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Cassper Nyovest’s 2017 hit-single ‘Tito Mboweni’ was featured on a CNN news broadcast on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.

Cassper Nyovest released the single ‘Tito Mboweni’ in early 2017. The song was an instant hit, reaching the number one position on local charts and playing out in club venues across the country.

Now, the single has been cast back into the spotlight one year on, thanks to the appointment of South Africa’s new Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, the first black South African to hold the post of Governor of the South African Reserve Bank.

Mboweni was announced as former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s successor on Tuesday, 9 October, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s acceptance of Nene’s resignation from the position.

Nyovest’s single then trended on social media and was played on eNCA during a news report on the new finance minister’s appointment.

Subsequently, the single was also featured on American news broadcaster’s CNN coverage of the announcement, as a South African correspondent joked about Nyovest prophesying the minister’s appointment.

The rapper has since been inundated with comments and memes from his fans, as well as those who had only just realised that his song was titled after an actual person. He responded to the outpour simply by tweeting the word, “Influence”. However, on the morning of 10 October, he tweeted a more direct message, writing, “A Sha Sha morning to you all!!! So, it seems like everything I say is coming true, so I will say this, come December first!!! We are selling out Moses Mabhida Stadium!!!”.

Cassper Nyovest will perform his fourth annual Fill Up stadium concert on Saturday, 1 December 2018, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

To watch the ‘Tito Mboweni’ music video below.

Tarryn Jameson
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