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Black Coffee whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on the 11th March 1976.

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Black Coffee is one of the biggest DJs in SA. His skills both inside and out of the studio are the stuff legends are made of. Whether he’s out demolishing some of his sold out show around the continent; or touring most of the known world devastating club land as he goes – Coffee is the name on everyone’s lips. But like any superstar success story, our hero had to start somewhere.

He lost the use of his left arm at age 13. While celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela a speeding vehicle ran over the crowd, injuring him.

He started his career back in 1994 when he was still in High School, singing in the school choir and studying the keyboard.

While studying Music at Natal Technikon, Black Coffee developed his skill and formed the band ‘Shana’ going on to release 4 albums.In 2003 he was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy, which jump- started his career in the SA music DJ scene.

Black Coffee perfoming his latest songs

He scooped a South African Music Award (SAMA) at the 16th Annual SAMA Awards in 2006 for the Best Urban Dance Album, Home Brewed.In 2008 Black Coffee helped launch the career of  Culolethu Zulu better known as Culoe De Song who was only 17 at that time. He set a world record for the longest DJ set (60 hours) using one arm in 2010. In 2009 he announced that 5% of all the album sales from his record label, Soulistic Music, would be donated to charity.In 2012 he was voted Best DJ on SA DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll.

Unfortunately for the ladies, he married beautiful actress Mbali Mlotswa on 13 May 2011. Mbali played Puleng on the award-winning TV show, 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.One of Black Coffee’s most inspirational moves was when he established a foundation called DJ Black Coffee Foundation, uplifting and assisting people with disabilities.

Home Brewed

Released: 2009

Black Coffee- Home Brewed


1. Mama ft Ringo

2. Gardens of Eden ft Zonke

3. Someday ft Zano

4. Juju ft Zakes Bantwini

5. Never Saw You Coming ft Tsepo

6. The Chameleon ft Black Moses

7. Crazy ft Thiwe

8. Trip to Lyon

9. Superman

10. Arise and Shine

11. We are one

12. The Dark Hors


Have another One

Released: 2007

Black Coffee-Have Another One


1. Izizwe

2. lLo Mhlaba

3. Masingita

4. Come to Me

5. 100 Zulu Warriors

6. Kwenzenjani

7. You Turn Me On

8. Wathula Nje

9. Tribute to My Heroes

10. Even Though

11. Whistling Joe

12. Set Me Free

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