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.
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 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.
Black Coffee Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2 Million US DollarsThe net-worth of this talented music producer and DJ is estimated at $2 million US dollars as of 2017. With a number of hit tracks and albums produced under his label earning outstanding sales over the years, Black Coffee has certainly made a mark for himself in the music scene and will surely be setting the targets higher to increase his net-worth.
Black Coffee loves cars and has quite an array parked in his garage such as Maserati, Mercedes CLK, Merc Station Wagon and Bentley. He has also recently bought a very lavish house in LA.