Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo says Africa has a voice and the world must hear that voice. He says he feels like over the years that voice has diminished and he wants the world to know that African artists can also compete on the global stage.outh African DJ and producer
“It’s truly, truly, truly one of my pleasures to have you on the show because you have taken the world by storm. I remember when you first blew up in South Africa… You’re from South Africa and you’ve taken the world by storm,” says The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah in welcoming Black Coffee on his show.
Talking with fellow South African, Trevor Noah on The Daily Show DJ Black Coffee says he’s doing a lot of projects trying to change the narrative about the continent.
“We always see Africa as an inferior place… Maybe it’s our fault that all the best things were on TV which means they were in America or Europe and it has taken away so much from the continent and we are trying to reverse that, and create a space in Africa that will inspire Africans to want to stay and create a future,” says Black Coffee in what he hopes to achieve with his music.
Trevor Noah didn’t take time to ask the iconic DJ Black Coffee why does he think he has blown up the way he did.
Black Coffee says it’s resilience, it’s knowing hunger and knowing you have experienced it (hunger) and you don’t want to go back there.
“Whatever you gain it’s something and that’s what has kept me going. It’s working from nothing knowing that you’ve got nothing to lose. It hasn’t been easy because sometimes there’s the hype that comes with the name and then you get a big room because the name is so big but the music maybe is too soulful for the room,” says DJ Black Coffee.
He says it took a lot of work to establish his sound, including his love for what he’s doing.
“… It took patience, a lot of time and a good team behind me,” says Black Coffee.
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