Cassper Nyovest: From High School Drop Out to Stanford University Guest Lecturer

As he embarks on yet another milestone in his relatively new career, Cassper Nyovest couldn’t help but reminisce about how far he has come as he spoke to the media today at the press conference for his new phone called the AG #Hashtag.

Speaking at the MTN Innovation Centre in Johannesburg, Cassper also confirmed that he will be jetting off to Los Angeles to headline his first show in America in addition to delivering a lecture at Stanford University about being an African “kid” influenced by Western culture as well as his success as a rapper.

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Cassper Nyovest speaking at the AG Mobile #Hashtag press conference at the MTN Innovation Centre in Johannesburg.

Cassper said he chose to partner with AG Mobile and MTN on this project because they support local brands. The money from the deal – which allowed him to pay his siblings’ school fees and buy his new house and car – have also been a great motivator.

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The Cassper Nyovest inspired AG Mobile #Hashtag. Image: Twitter

The phone comes pre-loaded with wallpaper images and the Cassper Nyovest app which will allow fans to be the first to hear the track he will be releasing to commemorate the phone’s launch. Anyone who pre-orders the phone will also receive an autographed back cover of one of his albums.

AG has set the goal of selling 100 000 #Hashtag phones. Specs include: A 2500mAh battery with ‘fast charge’ feature, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, a13MP camera, a 5.5″ HD Gorilla Glass screen, Android 5.1 Lollipop and 4G LTE. The phone’s striking coloor just happens to be the same colour as his favourite sneakers.

The AG #Hashtag price is set at an affordable R3499 on prepaid and R229 on contract.

You have 13 more days to pre-order the Cassper Nyovest AG Mobile Hashtag phone here.

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