DJ Black Coffee makes history with BET award

2016-06-27 11:09
Black Coffee receiving the BET award in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Black Coffee receiving the BET award in Los Angeles on Saturday night. (Facebook)

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Pietermaritzburg - DJ Black Coffee, who has just become the first South African to etch his name on the Black Entertainment Television awards (BET), has received an outpouring of love and support from South Africans.

Tributes started circulating on social media once the award was announced on Saturday night at the ceremony in Los Angeles. The ANC in KZN called on people in the province to give him a hero’s welcome when he lands back home in Durban this week in time for the Durban July at the weekend.

The KZN-born Nkosinathi Maphumulo, known as Black Coffee, was nominated along with two other South African rivals, Cassper Nyovest and AKA, for Best International Act Africa, with Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Serge Beynaud (Côte d’Ivoire), MzVee (Ghana) and Wizkid (Nigeria) in the contest.

ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma said Black Coffee’s victory has pinned South Africa and KZN on the international map. “All South Africans have followed Black Coffee’s meteoric rise in the music industry from his humble beginnings in Umlazi his home township.

“We are proud that he is now recognised as one of the world’s best music producers … His success serves as an inspiration to young upcoming musicians …”

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