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Black Coffee Biography: Real Name, Age, Wife And Music Career

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Black Coffee Biography: Real Name, Age, Wife And Music Career


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Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, is a South African DJ, producer and record label owner who has been making waves in the music industry since 2005.

He is widely recognized as one of the most famous and successful South African DJs and producers. Black Coffee has been praised and recognized for his unique remixes of deep house and classical music, and this witnessed him taking his career to dizzy heights and winning numerous accolades.

Nkosinathi’s mom, Faith Dandala, took care of him alone after separating from his dad. When he was eight, they moved to a house in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. The house needed essentials like water running from a tap or a toilet.

Black Coffee’s Age

He was born on March 11, 1976, in Durban, South Africa. When he was young, his family moved to a town in the Eastern Cape region.

He is 47 years old.

Black Coffee’s Wife

Nkosinathi is currently not married. He was married to TV presenter/actress Mbali Mlotshwa for eight years, from 2011 to 2019. They had two kids together, Anesu and Asante. He also has two children, Lilitha and Esona, from a relationship before he was married to Mbali.

Music Career

Mamphumulo enrolled at Technikon Natal to study Jazz. Still, he and his schoolmates Thandukwazi Sikhona (also known as Demor) and Mnqobi Mdabe (also known as Shota) dropped out to become backup singers for Madal Kunene’s band.

The three later formed an Afro-pop group, Simply Hot and Naturally African (SANA). However, Black Coffee, more interested in electronic music production, separated from the rest of the group to learn music production.

Nkosinathi performed at the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003, and the experience helped him make his first hit song, “Happiness,”  which was featured on the DJs at Work album.

In 2005, Black Coffee became famous by remixing Stimela (High Masekela’s 1972 hit song). His success motivated him to establish his own recording company, Soulistic Music, and release his first album.

Famous South African artists, including Busi Mhlongo, Hugh Masekela, and Thandiswa Mazwai featured on the album.

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