South Africans reacts to Black Coffee's Grammy nomination

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South African DJ Black Coffee is nominated for a Grammy alongside Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso and Ten City in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously.
South African DJ Black Coffee is nominated for a Grammy alongside Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso and Ten City in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously.
Darren Stewart

His price just went up!

Black Coffee just bagged a Grammy nomination and South Africans couldn't be prouder. 

The DJ is following in the footsteps of legendary musicians such as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and Lady Smith Black Mambazo, who have previously been nominated for the prestigious Grammy awards.

The DJ and producer, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, is nominated in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously, which was released earlier this year.

He's one of the world's most sought-after DJs and in 2016 he won a BET award for Best International Act: Africa.

Read more | Black Coffee bags 2022 Grammy nomination

The 64th annual Grammy nomination list was announced on Tuesday evening. He is nominated alongside Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso and Ten City.

A speechless Black Coffee took to social media to share the incredible news, "I have no words," he said. 

His industry friends and fans took to social media to congratulate the musician. They are rooting for him to bring it home.

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