DJ Black Coffee Biography
DJ Black Coffee whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo was born on 11th March 1976 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is a South African record producer and DJ.
DJ Black Coffee Early Life and Career
DJ Black Coffee was born in Durban, South Africa and grew up in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.In 1990he was involved in a car accident that left his left arm paralyzed.
He majored in Jazz studies at Technikon Natal. He was a back up singer for Madala Kunene. Together with Shota and Demor they formed an Afro pop trio called SHANA (Simply Hot and Naturally African) which was signed to Melt 2000, then headed by Robert Trunz.
In 2003 he was chosen as a participant in the Red Bull Music Academy, jump-starting him into the South African dance music scene.
In 2005 DJ Black Coffee launched his career with a remix of Hugh Masekela’a 1972 hit ‘Stimela’. He later releasedhis self-titled debut album ‘Black Coffee’.
In 2007 he relased his second album titled ‘Have Another One’.
In 2009 DJ Black Coffee dropped his third album titled ‘Home Brewed’. Between 2009 and 2010 with a string of new Soulistic Music signed releases from Culoe de Song, Tumelo and the great Zakes Bantwini all achievied gold and platinum sales.
In 2010, Black Coffee was inducted in the Guinness Book of World Records when he DJed 60 hours non-stop at Maponya Mall.
In 2011, Africa Rising was launched and had its first presentation at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, including a live band and 24-piece orchestra in front of an audience of 8,000; the concert was filmed for the Africa Rising DVD.
In 2012 his ‘Africa Rising’ DVD and CD sold double platinum in a space of a month and later won the award for Best Dance Album at the 2013 South African Music Awards.
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In 2013 DJ Black Coffee was one of the key speakers on his friend Vusi Thembekwayo’s tour.
In 2015 his 5th album ‘Piece of Me’ was released and got a lot of criticism overnight for the cover and title identically to US singer “Ledisi”. Musically the album got response from social media as well as charting on iTunes ZA with the song “We Dance Again” he featured Nakhane Toure topping charts by 30 September.
At the end of 2016 DJ Black Coffee was named 91st on Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ’s list encompassing all professional DJ’s. In 2017 he contributed to the beat of the song “Get It Together” on Drake’s album “More Life” released in March 2017.
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
DJ Black Coffee Awards
- 2005: SAMA Best Urban Dance Album
- 2010: South African Music Awards#12th South African Music Awards (2006)
- 2010: SAMA Best Male Artist
- 2010: Health Magazine Best Man
- 2010: Metro FM Award for Best Produced Album
- 2010: Metro FM Award for Best Dance Album
- 2011: Channel O Award for Most Talented Male Artist
- 2012: Sunday Times Generation NEXT Award for Coolest DJ
- 2013: SAMA Best Dance Album
- 2013: Sunday Times Generation NEXT Award For Coolest DJ 2013
- 2014: Sunday Times Generation Next Award for Coolest DJ
- 2015: DJ Awards for Breakthrough DJ Of The Year
- 2016: SAMA Best Dance Album,
- 2016: Album Of The Year Best Engineered Album International Recognition
- 2016: BET Award for Best International Act: Africa
- 2016: DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ
DJ Black Coffee Wife and Children
DJ Black Coffee married actress Enhle Mbali in January 2017 when they legally registered their union at their home. The couple got engaged in 2010 and in 2011 they had a traditional wedding in Soweto.They have two children.