|Stage Name:||DJ Black Coffee|
|Real Name||Nkosinathi Inno Maphumulo|
|Occupation||DJ, Record Producer, Singer and Songwriter|
|Date of Birth||11 March 1976 (45 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth||Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa|
|Education||College (drop out)|
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S BIOGRAPHY
Born on the 11th of March 1976, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, popularly known by Black Coffee, is a prolific international DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter from South Africa. His genre of music is House, which he performs both in English and in his native dialect. He has produced beats for many top South African artists, which have gone on to win various awards. He is known for his hit songs “Superman” and “Any Other Way”. He is ranked one of the best DJ’s in South Africa and the world. He has worked with international acts such as P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Usher Raymond, etc.
FAMILY AND BEGINNING
DJ Black Coffee is originally from Umlazi in South Africa. After a while, he relocated to the Umtata in the Eastern Cape at 12. After his parents separated, he grew up in Durban. His major music influence was listening to his Uncle’s reggae album collection. After a while, he lost his left arm when he was 14 years after a taxi ran into him in a politically motivated rally involving Mandela. After this, he started using his other arm to play musical instruments and got really perfect with it.
Black Coffee is regarded as Africa’s biggest DJ. He is known by everyone and has played shows in various parts of the world.
Black Coffee Own Family
He was previously married to South African actress Enhle Mbali who announced their divorce in 2019. Coffee is a father to 3 sons, Esona, Anesu, and Asante, who he always talks about.
Black Coffee was raised by his mother, Faith Dandala, with whom he has a close bond. Now and again, he spoils her with gifts. For example, he once bought her a car and built a beach house.
My heart ♥️ danced with joy visiting @realblackcoffee’s mother beach 🏖 house he built for her. She is glowing with happiness. From a herdboy growing up in a rural village to being a Superman you’re today. I’m super proud of you Bhuda ❤️May god bless you in abundance : pic.twitter.com/JWzHvRs6RK
— KeepHopeAlive (@OskidoIBelieve) January 11, 2019
DJ Black Coffee later returned to Durban and majored in Jazz Studies at Technikon Natal, now called the Durban University of Technology. After a while, he dropped out and decided to join the “SHANA” (Simply Hot and Naturally African) Group, in which he kick-started his music career. However, in 2019 he revealed that he might be going back to school to study interior design.
Black Coffee got his major break when he released the hit single “Happiness”, The song went on to get featured on his album tagged work. Although he started his career in 1994 and released five studio albums, he didn’t get his major prominence until after participating in the Red Bull music academy in 2oo4. He worked as a backup singer for Madala Kunene and later started an Afro-pop group called SHANA with his schoolmates. Since his debut, he has released hit songs and albums that have gone platinum over time.
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S ALBUMS
DJ Black Coffee, since his debut, has released Eight albums, of which some have been ranked tops. Here are the albums by DJ Black Coffee
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 EP (2016)
Music King EP (2018))
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S SONGS
DJ Black Coffee, since his debut, has released more than 100 songs and has Eight studio albums. Here are his best songs, in no particular order
DJ Black Coffee – Superman
DJ Black Coffee – Any Other Way
DJ Black Coffee – Juju
DJ Black Coffee – Someday
DJ Black Coffee – Rock My World
DJ Black Coffee – Stuck In Your Love
DJ Black Coffee – I Know What’s On Your Mind
DJ Black Coffee – The Beat of Indlamu
DJ Black Coffee – Ilala
DJ Black Coffee – Crazy
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S PERFORMANCE AND PRESENCE
DJ Black Coffee has performed and headlined major shows both locally and internationally. He has his own one-person show, which he hosted at The Dome. He also performed at the Music is King festival in Durban. He also participated at the Red Bull Music academy in 2004. He has also performed at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) show, MTV base awards, Afrima awards and various festivals and concerts in South Africa and Internationally. He has also had various club appearances locally and internationally.
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S RELATIONSHIP
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S EX-WIFE
DJ Black Coffee was happily married to actress and TV presenter Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa not until July 2019 when they announced that they had divorced. After that, however, the relationship was marred by scandals (he was rumoured to be dating David Guetta’s ex-wife, Cathy Guetta, but quickly denied it) which was put aside by them until they gave the news of their separation in July. They have two children; Black Coffee also had two other children outside the marriage.
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S GIRLFRIEND
Black coffee has been very private about his relationship status since the divorce from his ex-wife Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa; he has, however, been linked with popular social media influencer Sarah Langa who was also previously married. Sarah Langa has come out to debunk the dating rumour, stating that her divorce from her rich ex-husband really messed her up.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Black Coffee has gotten various awards and recognition both locally and internationally. Among these are
- Breakthrough DJ award of the Year in 2015.
- He also got the “Best Urban Dance Album” at the SAMA in 2005.
- He won the award for the best-produced album from metro FM in 2010.
- He also won the best international producer and best international DJ the Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA) in 2018.
- He won Most talented male artist at the Channel O awards in 2011.
- He won best dance album at the SAMA in 2013.
- Best Man at the Health magazine awards in 2010.
- He also won the Best male artist the SAMA in 2010.
- Breakthrough DJ of the year for DJ Awards in 2015.
- Best International Act (Africa) at the BET awards in 2016.
- Best Deep house DJ at the DJ Awards in 2017.
- Coolest DJ at the Sunday Times Generation award in 2013. He has also gotten himself various endorsements from top brands in South Africa and Internationally. Among these are Axe Men SA and AFEM, to mention a few.
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S NET WORTH
DJ Black Coffee’s Net worth is estimated at 60 Million dollars, i.e. 894,498,000 rands. This is calculated from payments for show performances, album sales, Money made from his Youtube views, endorsement deals, Properties and investments he owned. The artiste is doing well financially and is one of the top artists in South Africa to reckon with.
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S CARS & HOUSE
As Africa’s biggest DJ, Black Coffee has good money in the bank. He owns a house in Los Angeles and one in Johannesburg. He also owns a fleet of luxury cars, including a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, a Mercedes CLK and a Maserati. In addition, he is believed to own a jet.
DJ BLACK COFFEE’S SONGS DOWNLOAD, STREAM, BUY AND WATCH
DJ Black Coffee’s songs from his albums, DVD and EP’s are available on all major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and others
DJ Black Coffee is one of the top DJs and Producers in South Africa who came to the music scene fully equipped. He has made that obvious with the hit songs he has been dishing out since his debut.