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Disk Jockey, Black Coffee, Celebrates 15 years of His Professional Career

Black Coffee reflects on the period before he became successful.

Black Coffee reflects on those trying periods before he became a successful DJ. He is grateful that over fifteen years, he has become a DJ known across the globe.

Because of this, Black Coffee celebrates 15 years of being in the industry. The DJ narrates how he struggled to pay his rent and catered to his needs fifteen years ago. He stated that what got him through was having faith in his craft.

The internationally acclaimed DJ took to his Instagram page to write:

We want more!

15 years go around this time, while struggling to pay for rent and to make ends meet, I was (unofficially) working on this remix of this gem by Thandiswa Mazwai, originally produced by the King Don Father, Spikiri Mandla.

I didn’t really have a plan or a contact on how to submit it to the label so it could be official, but I continued to work on it with much faith that these big artists will eventually hear it and approve it for release.

While Black Coffee enhanced his skills, he shared how he got breakthrough months later, with the assistance of Oskido, the legendary music guru. He shared these reflections with a video on his Instagram page:

Fast forward to a few months later, with the assistance of the legendary Oskido, who gave my first recording deal for my album. My self-titled debut album was released in 2005.

This now marking 15 years of my professional career at the closing party at Shimmy Beach, Cape Town. Last night I couldn’t think of any better song to close with. To God be the glory.

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I’m Annika Melisizwe. I majored in Economics. I’ve spent several years of my career as a Content Writer while managing some social media accounts, and I am currently working as a Creative Writer. Creating content makes me feel fulfilled and keeps a smile on my face every morning I wake from sleep.

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