DJ Black Coffee Net Worth 2022
As at 2022 DJ Black Coffee Net worth is estimated at around $60 million dollar making him one of the richest in Africa after American Senegalese Singer Akon.
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, professionally referred to as Black Coffee or DJ Black Coffee, may be a South African DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter. He began his career around 1994 and has released five albums so far also as a live DVD.
He is currently one among the Richest, most admired and revered artists in South African music industry, Maphumulo became prominent after participating within the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy that was held in Cape Town.
DJ Black Coffee became prominent after participating within the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy that was held in Cape Town . In September 2015, he won the “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.
DJ Black Coffee Profile
- Full Name: Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo
- Birth Date: March 11 1976
- Birth Place: Durban in South Africa
- Nick Name: DJ Black Coffee
- Religion: Christian
- Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: South African
- Education: N/A
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- Father’s Name: Updating Soon
- Mother’s Name: Updating Soon
- Siblings: Updating Soon
- Age: 44-Year-Old
- Height: 1.95M
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- Hair Color: Dark
- Eye Color : Dark Brown
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- Marital Status: Married
- Children: Blessed with Children
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Disc Jockey / Entrepreneur
- Stats: Active
- Net Worth: $60 million dollar
- Salary: Updating Soon
- Social Media: Instagram, twitter
DJ Black Coffee Biography
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo A.K.A Black Coffee was born 11th of March 1976 in Umlazi, South Africa. Growing up there he later moved to Durban which is the home town of Nelson Mandela. Brought up from a dysfunctional family, his mother divorced his father which made him grew up with his mother only. Being with only his mother, life was hard and difficult, his childhood was not that fun.
His mother had to carry out little menial jobs to provide for the house, all these hardships and struggles made him highly intellectual and during that process, he had an interest in music, as he always listened to reggae music from his uncle collection.
DJ Black Coffee Career
A tragedy occurred when he lost the use of his left arm. His hand was run off by a taxi during the rally support of Freed Nelson Mandela from Robben Island in 1990. Devasted this incident occurred 2 years after he and his mother moved to Mthatha. He was frustrated and depressed because of his arm, the main purpose he had to rely on was music. He focused more on music and he was determined to make it, despite him having just one hand that he can control. Black Coffee decided to go, Durban, to continue schooling. He studied music theory with a major in Jazz at the Technikon Natal now the Durban University Of Technology, unfortunately, he later dropped out before the completion of his course.
He continued learning electronic music and he started his career in 1994. He worked for as a backup singer for Madala Kunene, together with his then schoolmates Mnqobi Mdabe (Shota) and Thandukwazi Sikhosana (Demor). Luckily for him year 2003, the Red Bulls Music Academy accepted him and one other participant. This made him progressed in his music and he went further for more training and he was also pushed into the South Africa Dance music scene. He released a song, happiness and that song was featured on the DJs at work album.
This song was his first break into the music industry. The year 2005, Black Coffee dropped a remix of Hugh Masekela’s 1972 hit song titled Stimela, that same year he released his album and officially launched his own company. The album featured collaborations from top artistes in South Africa, the likes of Thandiswa Mazwai, Hugh Masekela, Busi Mhlongo. The album which was titled Black Coffee was created using very basic music software.
In 2016, he performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Ultra Music Festival. At the end of the year, he was ranked 91st on Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJs list. In 2017, he contributed to the beat of the song “Get It Together” on Drake’s album More Life, which was released in March 2017.
In 2018, he released a single where he collaborated with David Guetta that was titled “Drive” featuring Delilah Montagu. It was featured on Guetta’s album 7. At the end of that year, he released a seven-track EP titled Music Is King. In September 2019, he released “LaLaLa” with American R&B singer Usher.
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2009, he released his third studio album featuring Ringo Madlingozi, Zonke, Hugh Masekela, Zakes Bantwini, and others and he titled it Home Brewed. That same year his newly acts Culoe De Song, Tumelo and the great Zakes Bantwini achieved gold and platinum sales from new releases which they did. The year 2010, Black Coffee was known worldwide, he was inducted on the Guinness world record as he DJed 60 hours non-stop at Maponya Mall. Following up with that, the world recognized the work he has done also the South Africa Music Industry. That same year he won two award categories; Best Urban Dance Album and Best Male Artist at the South African Music Awards.
The year 2011 he released Africa Rising which was launched at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. The event which included 8,000 audiences live 24 piece orchestra. This event was filmed for the Africa Rising DVD. That same year others in the label released their own songs Culoe de Song’s “Elevation”, Sai & Ribatones “Here and Now, Boddhi Satva’s “Invocation and the label’s “Soulistic Music Cuts. The album Africa Rising which Black Coffee featured Bucie or the soulful musician Toshi Tikolo on the title “Buya”. The Africa Rising DVD and triple CD sold platinum in a space of one month.
The year 2013, Black Coffee had already made a name for himself, many booked him up for shows and he performed at different places, he was featured on magazines and speakers for various events. Black Coffee was a source of inspiration to many South African youths because despite his struggle he was still able to achieve all he dreamt for.
He followed his passion, worked on his craft, and made a name for himself. He performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Ultra Music Festival, he was also known as the first South African artiste to win an award for Best International Act Africa at the BET awards 2016. He was a contributor to one of the songs on Drake album More Life, he was also named the 91st advisor on top 100 DJs. This list carries all professional DJs worldwide.
Black Coffee got married traditionally to the love of his life Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa, she is an actress m, presenter, and TV host. He later did the white wedding on the 8th of January 2017 before then they both have two kids together. Black Coffee had a previous relationship with Brangelina who was his ex-wife, the woman gave birth to two sons. Making it 4 children the DJ has presently.
DJ Black Coffee Net Worth
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