Black Coffee wins Best International Act 2016
Jun27

Black Coffee wins Best International Act 2016

South African record producer and DJ, Black Coffee has won the Best International Act (Africa) at the 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.     He beat Ghana’s own MzVee, Wizkid (Nigeria), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Serge Beynaud (Côte d’Ivoire­), AKA (South Africa) and Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) to win the award. All the nominees, with the exception of highly tipped winner of the...

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Black Coffee rocks Coachella
Apr20

Black Coffee rocks Coachella

Coachella……It’s one of the best-known music and art festivals in the world and only the cream of the music industry get the chance to perform here – but South African DJ and music producer Black Coffee provided some stiff competition. Black Coffee, known for among others his hit We Dance Again, was on the list of artists who performed at Coachella this year – and this with big names such as Kanye West, Calvin Harris and...

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How South Africa became the center of the house music world
Dec22

How South Africa became the center of the house music world

(CNN)It may have started in “The Warehouse” club, Chicago, but the center of the house music world has relocated. But not to Ibiza. Miami? Not even close. Today the biggest house market per capita anywhere in the world is South Africa. Home-grown acts such as Black Coffee and Euphonix are world renowned, following a path opened up by the likes of ground-breaking vocalist Lebo Mathosa in the 90s. In November three-year-old...

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Black Coffee on fatherhood: ‘We feel really blessed’
Jul14

Black Coffee on fatherhood: ‘We feel really blessed’

Johannesburg – When Enhle Mbali and Black Coffee welcomed their baby into the world a few weeks ago, we knew they would be private, but not this secretive. In a recent interview, Enhle said that she’d be taking time out after the birth of her baby to just be. (Read that story here). But now, finally, it seems we have a clue on the sex of a baby. Meanwhile, Black Coffee spoke out about having the baby in New York. Speaking...

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How Black Coffee Rose from South Africa’s Townships to Become the King of Afro-House
Feb18

How Black Coffee Rose from South Africa’s Townships to Become the King of Afro-House

Every kid battling boredom in a rural no man’s land dreams of a grand escape. But when you’re living in the dusty, impoverished townships of South Africa, Ibiza’s debaucherous beach parties seem like some distant alien planet. Yet, South African DJ Nathi Maphumulo—who goes by the alias Black Coffee—always knew that his future lay far beyond Umlazi, the township outside of Durban where he grew up. On a recent evening,...

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