YoungstaCPT Biography, Age , Net Worth, Real Name, Father, Mother, Family, House & Cars

Basic Information

Stage Name: YoungstaCpt or Youngsta Kaapstad
Real Name: Riyadh Emandien
Occupation: Rapper, Lyricist, Songwriter
Date Of Birth/Age: 23 December 1991
Place of Birth: Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status:



Riyadh Emandien, known professionally as YoungstaCPT (YoungCPT or Youngsta Kaapstad), is a South African rapper, lyricist, and songwriter. He is renowned for incorporating details about his Cape Malay culture and his Cape Town roots in his music. The media has described him as “one of the most outspoken South African emcees of this generation.”

In April 2018, Youngsta released his debut solo album “3T (Things Take Time).” The album won “Album of The Year” at the 2019 South African Hip Hop Awards. YoungstaCPT released 30 mixtapes, six extended plays, and two collaborative albums since his debut in 2010 before the release of his debut album. A second album, “Dreams Don’t Pay Bills,” with Shaney Jay, was released in 2021. He is famous for his lyricism.


YoungstaCpt was born on December 23, 1991, in Wittebome, Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. He celebrated his 31st birthday on December 23, 2022. Riyadh is a Coloured Muslim of Cape Malay descent. His music is inspired by his Muslim roots and Cape Malay culture.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of YoungstaCpt’s net worth is not available online. Different media outlets report varying estimates. This means his net worth is between $1 million to $5 million. This is still an unconfirmed estimate. It could be higher or lower.

Real Name

YoungstaCPT’s real name is Riyadh Emandien or Riyadh Roberts. His stage name, Youngsta, was inspired by his being the youngest in his family.


There is no information about Youngsta’s father. He was not in the picture while he was growing up. The rapper has also admitted to not being close to his father.


Growing up, Youngsta’s mother worked as a model in the nineties. She later transitioned and became a designer and a stylist. His mother raised him as a single mother with help from his grandparents.


YoungstaCpt was raised by his single mother as the youngest in the family. Being the youngest inspired his stage name, Youngsta. His grandparents played a significant role in raising him. His grandmother was an Islamic school (madrassa) teacher. He has credited his grandfather, Boeta Shaakie, for supporting and inspiring him. Boeta Shaakie was featured on his debut album “3T.”

Riyadh with his Grandfather, Boeta

In 2020, following the success of his “3T” album, Youngsta revealed that the album was inspired by his grandfather and credited him for its success. He took to Twitter to send a shout-out to Boeta. He quoted his words to him, “Grandpa: ‘Noooo don’t trust these f*ckers man, Not at all Riyadh, You wanna trust these people? You might as well trust the devil.’
HAPPY 82nd BIRTHDAY to the face of my album, the narrator of my album, and the reason we won album of the year. Shukran for everything. I love you.”

While interacting with a fan on Twitter, he revealed he gave his 2019 “Album Of The Year” award to his grandfather.

Youngsta paid homage to his family in the visuals for his song “La Familie.” He said, “This one means a lot because it includes my actual family members. And my grandfather makes his debut in a music video for my award-winning album 3T, which he helped create.”


There is no information about YoungstaCpt’s house. He has not shared photos of it on the internet.


YoungstaCpt has been photographed with different cars on social media, but the photos are majorly for promotional purposes and videos. He has not shared photos of his cars. He has kept them private.

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