Black Coffee Becomes South Africa’s First Artist To Win A BET Award
South African DJ Black Coffee won the BET Best International Act: Africa award, beating several very successful African artists such as Nigerian musician Wizkid and South African hip hop sensations AKA and Cassper Nyovest.
A big win
Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, attended the awards ceremony held in Los Angeles. Dressed in a green suit, he thanked all of his fans for their continued support. He is now the first South African artist to win a BET Award.
“For the past 4/5 years I have been doing tours outside my Country…..in the last two years even relocating my Family with me while on tour to make everything work…..Taking our South African Music to places I can’t even pronounce….I’m Greatful to my lady @enhlembali_ and my kids for allowing me to chase my dreams unconditionally…….my great team @amarudacosta @lionelmarciano and both offices in SA and NY….Universal Music team in SA…..Ultra Music team in NY and the William Morris Team in LA…..a BET Award comes to our our Land for the first time……This is a Great Honour…..We did not do this alone…Thank you for all your Votes…..Thank you for the Love, ” the DJ wrote on his Instagram page.
South African president Jacob Zuma congratulated the DJ for his great achievement.
“DJ Black Coffee continues to inspire our youth with this achievement and has now become our prime international export in the music industry‚ as an example of the South African youth talent. Our nation is immensely proud of him and this achievement in particular. We congratulate him most heartily‚” the president said.
Even rapper AKA who does not seem to be a Black Coffee fan congratulated the DJ on social media.
“Look, Black Coffee and me don’t really dig each other, BUT I RESPECT HIM & HIS ART. I acknowledge him for the pioneer he is,”AKA stated on his Twitter page.
Established in 2001, the BET Awards ceremony celebrates successful minorities in the entertainment business.