Black Coffee biography, age, family, and more

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (born 11 March 1976), better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer and songwriter. Coffee established his own record label Soulistic Music, and released his debut self-titled album Black Coffee (2005), which incorporated elements of R&B and jazz.

His career began around 1994[5] and became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy,[6] since then he has released nine studio albums,[7] as well as a live DVD.[8]

Throughout his musical career his accolades include: 8 SAMA, 4 DJ Awards, 2 Metro FM Awards and 1 Grammy award.[9]

2005, Maphumulo launched his career with a remix of Hugh Masekela's 1972 hit Stimela.[20] Later that year he released his self-titled debut album,[19] and created his record company Soulistic Music.[21] The album sampled songs of notable South African artists like Thandiswa Mazwai, Hugh Masekela and featured Busi Mhlongo, among others.[22][11] He was well received in the country and was quickly lauded as a "rising star."[23] His album, 'Black Coffee', was created using very basic music-making software. Maphumulo himself stated,

2009, Maphumulo released his third album, Home Brewed, featuring Ringo Madlingozi, Zonke, Hugh Masekela, Zakes Bantwini and others.[33]

Between 2009 and 2010, new releases from Culoe de Song,[34] Tumelo[35] and Zakes Bantwini achieved gold and platinum sales.

On 5 February 2021, Black Coffee released his seventh studio album, Subconsciously.[78] The album won the award for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.[79]

In October 2021, he produced a remake of the single "Too Late for Mama" by Mpho Sebina, which was released on the extended play Music Forever.[80]

Coffee co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Drake's 2022 album Honestly, Nevermind.[81]

Coffee appeared on a collaboration with &ME, Keinemusik "Rapture Pt. III" released on June 9, 2023. It debuted at number 41 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Song charts.


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