Cassper Nyovest
Cassper Nyovest. Source: Instagram.

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest has given his 1.5 million Instagram followers a dose of lessons from his knowledge of self confidence.

The rapper took to his Instagram page on Friday, to reveal how he battled self confidence as a child because he was surrounded by rich kids who had every material things they needed.

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He said that being born to a poor family who couldn’t provide his basic material need was a blessing in disguise because it helped build his confidence outside of material things.

Nyovest urged his fans not to allow society hold them back from doing what they want.

He wrote:

“My best friend says he wants 2 go buy new clothes cause sum1 asked him if he ever changes clothes. I said, at the age of 29? You still care? Guys, stop allowing the world to tell you how to live your life. Stop validating yourself through compliments. IT’S YOUR LIFE!! GOD SAID SO! Growing up I struggled with my confidence because my parents couldn’t afford my taste and I used to have rich friends who had everything.

Not having rich parents was a blessing in disguise cos not only did it make me independent but my self-confidence wasn’t build on material. I’m making this thread cause even a person who is as successful as me gets those “is that your only shoe” comments & I’m like Wanyela? #Wanyela to be telling people how many times they can wear thier clothes and if you expect them to live their lives according to your rules! #Wanyela if you gonna be ouchea pressurizing ppl like wena your life is perfect & you don’t have financial challenges like the rest of us.

We all outchea tryna figure dis life ting out so #Wanyela if you think I’m gonna allow u 2 put more pressure on me when I have my own stress. Re sokola rotle!! We are all struggling , some more than others but we all outchea trying. The only pressure I will allow is the one that comes from within. I will live my life!!! with my pace!!! Whether Its slow or fast!! My rules!!! If you have been allowing people to dictate how you live, It stops today!!! From 2day, You dictate!!! You are the boss!!! Ska ba hemisa!!!”