Black Coffee turns 45 years old today. The media personality has become a global name with his hit records that have left the world bobbing their heads and shaking their tail feathers. Briefly.co.za gathered a few interesting facts to celebrate the muso’s big day.
1. Place of birth
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, also known as Black Coffee, was born on 11 March, 1976 in Umlazi, South Africa. He later moved to Umtata, the town 29km away, to the home of Nelson Mandela, Qunu village, staying in the Ngangelizwe township.
2. Early career
He began his career around 1994. He was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003, jump-starting him into the South African dance music scene. His first big break was when his song Happiness was featured on the DJs at Work album.
Black Coffee was involved in a taxi accident that saw him suffer an injury to his left arm.
4. Marriage and divorce
Black Coffee married actress Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa. They have two children together and he has six children in total. The couple are currently going through a divorce.
Happy Birthday to the grootman.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that Black Coffee has responded to the criticism of his new music. Many people have shared that the world-renowned DJ no longer produces music for the South African audience in mind. The star dropped his new album Subconsciously recently.
Many social media users shared that Black Coffee's sound has become too international. The superstar musician worked with international stars such as David Guetta, Pharrell Williams and Cassie, just to name a few, in the new project.
The artist has shared that he switched his style up because of his many fans across the globe. The star recently told Ukhozi FM that he now has to cater to an international audience but has not abandoned his deep house sound that many people love him for.
He worked with Mzansi musos Sun-EL Musician and Tellaman on some of the songs that are on the project.
Coffee told the SABC station that he wanted to show his versatility in the new album. He shared that one of the biggest songs in the album is Drive - a song he did with international DJ, David Guetta.
"I have people I work with internationally when we meet up we sit down and discuss how we are going to do the album. This is the first album that allowed me to work with international artists to this extent."
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