BIRTH NAME: Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo
STAGE NAME: Black Coffee
DATE OF BIRTH: 11 March 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH: Umlazi Section K (Durban), KwaZulu-Natal
OCCUPATION: DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter
WIFE: Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa
CHILDREN: Esona Maphumulo, Asante Maphumulo, Lilitha Maphumulo, Anesu Maphumulo
MOTHER: Faith Dandala
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo whose stage name is Black Coffee, is a South African multi-award winning DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo whose stage name is Black Coffee was born on the 11th March 1976 in Umlazi Section K near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He later moved to Umtata, the home town of late world icon Nelson Mandela, and grew up in Durban.
Black Coffee is the husband to the South African actress and TV presenter Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa Maphumulo.
Maphumulo majored in Jazz Studies at Technikon Natal now Durban University of Technology.
Black Coffee began his career around 1995 and has released five albums as well as a live DVD. He had his big break shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town.
Apart from singles and remixes Black Coffee has released the following albums and DVD since 2005, all under the Soulistic Music label.
- Black Coffee (2005)
- Have Another One (2007)
- Home Brewed (2009)
- Africa Rising DVD (2012)
- Africa Rising CD (2012)
- Pieces of Me (2015)
- The Journey Continues EP (2016)
In September 2015, he won the “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, a few weeks after the release of his fifth studio album, Pieces of Me.
|2005||SAMA Best Urban Dance Album|
|2010||South African Music Awards#12th South African Music Awards (2006)|
|2010||SAMA Best Male Artist|
|2010||Health Magazine Best Man|
|2010||Metro FM Award for Best Produced Album|
|2010||Metro FM Award for Best Dance Album|
|2011||Channel O Award for Most Talented Male Artist|
|2012||Sunday Times Generation NEXT Award for Coolest DJ|
|2013||SAMA Best Dance Album|
|2013||Sunday Times Generation NEXT Award For Coolest DJ 2013|
|2014||Sunday Times Generation Next Award for Coolest DJ|
|2015||DJ Awards for Breakthrough DJ Of The Year|
|2016||SAMA Best Dance Album,Album Of The Year Best Engineered Album International Recognition|
|BET Award for Best International Act: Africa|
|DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ|
|2017||DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ|