April 04, 2022

DJ Black Coffee Wins His First Grammy

DJ Black Coffee made history on Sunday, 3 April, by becoming the first South African artist to win the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

Beating out the likes of Marshmello, Major Lazer, Illenium, Sylvan Esso and Ten City; Black Coffee – real name Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo – clinched the award for his seventh album, “Subconsciously”.

Accompanied by his eldest son, Esona (who rocked a chic white suit like his father), the 46-year-old music producer took to the stage to accept his Grammy.

“I want to thank God for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world,” he said in his acceptance speech, “to heal souls and help people go through whatever they are going through in life. Thank you to my fans around the world for believing in me.”

Later, in a post-ceremony interview, he shared an inspiring message to children in Africa who wanted to follow the same path as him: “I wanted to just say to them it’s possible; the award is not just for me – it’s just to show them [that we can do this].”

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