From Cassper Nyovest’s best album to date, Thuto, comes an equally powerful single ‘Destiny’. The song, which sees Nyovest give up the strident trap bangers for a more mellow, key-driven production, features Oakland-born Goapele, an gifted neo-soul and trip-hop singer whose parents are South African exiles.
Goapele covers Malaika’s iconic afro-pop song, ‘Destiny’, pensively singing fragments the original chorus on the song’s hook, while Nyovest pours his heart out about a unravelling relationship in its verses.
Now that ‘Destiny’ just got the visual treatment, South Africans just can’t close their mouths about the video, which was shot on location in Camps Bay in Cape Town. Directed by one of the best in the game, Kyle Lewis, the video plays out like a short science fiction film, with lots of intricate and beautiful visual effects. The story’s up to the viewer’s interpretation, but one thing we can agree on is that the video looks clean, minimalist and futuristic. As well as expensive.
The album has already gone gold, and it’s only a matter of time until it reaches platinum status. Following this success, the rapper is looking at filling up FNB Stadium this year, after filling up The Dome in 2015, and packing up Orlando Stadium last year.
The sky is clearly the limit for Nyovest, and maybe even beyond.
Watch the ultra-modern, futuristic video for ‘Destiny’ below: