Black Coffee, Popularly known as DJ Black Coffee is a well-known South African songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, and also a Disc Jockey. His real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo. Black Coffee is known as a veteran in the South African music industry, he has achieved greatly in his personal life and career.
Black Coffee was born on the 11 of March 1975 in Durban, South Africa. His parents are South Africans and he was born into a Christain home. Black Coffee’s father left his mother when he was 12 years old, he had to carter for himself at that young age. He left his place of birth with his mother and moved to Ngangelizwe, a town in Umtata. He obtained a major in Jazz from the Durban University of Technology formerly called Technikon Natal.
Black Coffee Career
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Black Coffee and his friends on campus created a music group called “SHANA” Simply Hot And Naturally African performing Afro-pop music. Black Coffee was well known independently as an artist and Dj at the Red Bull Music Academy when he was chosen as one of the two South Africans participants in Cape town in 2003. His music started becoming popular and was getting massive exposure from top sites and well-known spaces in the South African Entertainment industry.
Black Coffee showed what he is made up of in 2005 when he dropped a remix of Hugh Masekela’s 1972 hit Stimela. That same year, he dropped a self-titled debut album titled ” Black Coffee” and created his record label.
The album ” Black Coffee” did amazingly well and the public love it, he stated that the album was created with simple software. Black Coffee got massive popularity in 2016 when he released a song titled “Happiness”. He has become more popular and has released a lot of songs and albums since then. He has also collaborated with Top artists such as Usher in “Laila”, David Guetta in “Drive”. in 2107, Drake also recognized DJ Black Coffee as a major contributor to his “Get It Together” album.
Black Coffee Albums and Songs
After the release of his first song and album, DJ Black Coffee has gone on to release numerous songs and albums. Below are his albums and songs.
DJ Black Coffee Albums
- Black Coffee: 2005
- Have Another One: 2007
- Home Brewed: 2009
- Africa Rising DVD: 2012
- Africa Rising CD: 2012
- Pieces of Me: 2015
- The Journey Continues: 2016
- Music is King EP: 2018
DJ Black Coffee Songs
- We Dance Again
- Deep in the Bottom
- Come with Me
- Your Eyes
- Rock My World
- Afraid of The Dark
- You Rock my World
- Trip to Lyon
- I’ll Find You
- Stuck in your love
- The Beat of Indlamu
- Never Saw You Coming
- Gardens of Eden
- Extra Time on you
- I Know What’s On your Mind
- Love on fire
- 100 Zulu Warriors
- Wathula Nje
- Music is the answer
- Inkodlo Kamashimsne
- I Have Faith
- Time to Go
- Molo Sweetie
Black Coffee Marriage
DJ Black Coffee was initially married to a South African actress and presenter Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa. They got engaged in 2011 and their traditional marriage was that same year. In 2017 their marriage was legally registered in the registry. His union with the popular South African actress Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa was blessed with two kids.
In July 2019, Black Coffee and the Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa got separated, it was reported to be a divorce. Currently, the South African producer, DJ and singer is seeing an actress and make-up artist from the United Kingdom Cane Alexandra. Black Coffee is currently a father of six children
Black Coffee Awards
Black Coffee has had a successful career so far which has seen him gotten several nominations and he has also walked with various awards and recognitions.
- SAMA Best Urban Dance Album: 2005
- South African Music Awards: 2010
- 12th South African Music Awards: 2006
- SAMA Best Male Artist: 2010
- Health Magazine Best Man: 2010
- Best Produced Album by Metro FM Award: 2010
- Best Dance Album by Metro FM Award: 2010
- Most Talented Male Artist by Channel O Award: 2011
- Coolest DJ by Sunday Times Generation Next Award: 2012
- SAMA Best Dance Album: 2013
- Coolest DJ by Sunday Times Generation Next Award: 2013
- Coolest DJ by Sunday Times Generation Next Award: 2014
- Breakthrough DJ of the Year by DJ Awards: 2015
- SAMA Best Dance Album: 2016
- Album of the Year Best Engineered Album International Recognition: 2016
- Best International Act by BET Award: Africa: 2016
- DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ: 2016
- DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ: 2017
- Dance Music Awards South Africa Best International Producer: 2018
- Best International DJ
Black Coffee Net Worth
The popular South African producer and DJ are rated as one of the richest entertainers in South Africa and Africa in general with an estimated net worth of about $60 million.
Black Coffee is active on social media, more especially on Instagram. You can connect with him on Instagram: @realblackcoffee