DJ Black Coffee has made history again, this time being the first African host of Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music.
His first show is planned to broadcast on Friday, 28 July on Beats 1 at 9pm and repeat on Saturdays at 9pm.
The show will be called ‘Black Coffee on Beats 1’. He will be co-hosting with DJ and record label owner Mario Cee
The first show will host an artist from his own label, Soulistic Music. House producer and DJ, Nicodimas Sekheta Mogashoa, better known as Da Capo will feature as the first guest mix.
Black Coffee (born Nkosinathi Maphumulo on 11 March 1976) is a South African multi-award winning record producer and DJ. He began his career around 1995 and has released five albums and a live DVD under his Johannesberg-based record label, Soulistic Music. He is arguably the most prominent electronic music producer in Africa.Black Coffee had his big break shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. 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.
In 2016, he performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Ultra Music Festival. Also in 2016, Black Coffee collected the award for the Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards 2016, the first South African to do so.