DJ Black Coffee, a prominent South African DJ, has made headlines recently after announcing his plan to retire in three years’ time, at the age of 50. As one of the most successful and influential DJs in South Africa, Black Coffee’s retirement has come as a surprise to many of his fans.
In this article, we will take a closer look at Black Coffee’s journey so far and what led him to become one of the most successful DJs in South Africa.
Early Life and Career
Born in 1976 in Durban, South Africa, Black Coffee’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He grew up in a small town in KwaZulu-Natal and began his career as a DJ in the early 2000s.
Black Coffee’s career took off after he won the Red Bull Music Academy scholarship in 2003, which allowed him to study music production in New York City. After returning to South Africa, Black Coffee released his first album, “Black Coffee”, in 2005, which received critical acclaim and established him as a rising star in the South African music scene.
Success and International Recognition
Over the years, Black Coffee has released several albums and singles, and has won numerous awards for his work in music. He has also collaborated with several international artists, including Drake and Alicia Keys.
Black Coffee’s success has also led to international recognition. In 2018, he became the first South African DJ to win a BET Award for Best International Act. He has also performed at several international events, including Coachella, Tomorrowland, and Ultra Music Festival.
In February 2023, Black Coffee announced that he plans to retire from DJing in three years’ time, at the age of 50. The announcement has come as a shock to many of his fans, who have come to appreciate his unique style of DJing and music production.
According to Black Coffee, his decision to retire is based on a desire to focus on other areas of his life, including his family and business ventures. He has also expressed a desire to mentor and support up-and-coming DJs in South Africa.
In conclusion, DJ Black Coffee’s announcement of his retirement has come as a surprise to many of his fans. However, his journey so far has been nothing short of remarkable, from his humble beginnings in Durban to becoming one of the most successful and influential DJs in South Africa.
We can expect that Black Coffee will continue to make music and contribute to the South African music scene in other ways, even after his retirement from DJing. His legacy is sure to live on, inspiring a new generation of South African musicians and DJs.