South African DJ Black Coffee is the first African host of Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music


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.


  1. Stop brainwashing us. Give us such write-ups on Tbowy and TSean of Denya fame. Black Coffee is just a copycat Chongololo who doesnt sing anything African.

  2. Reading some of the comments.I now understand why Zambia will always lag behind.
    The South Africans have evolved the local township kwaito music into a blend of african-electro-house music which is has an international appeal and following.
    You have bedroom producers from Soweto or Durban composing music which they sell itunes and are even called to DJ in Europe,Brazil and Australia.Watch this documentary on Aljezeera “South Africa’s electronic Gqom music goes global”
    This is what TSean and Tbwoy must learn.Black Coffee DJ’s all over the world and is making tons of money.

    • Obviously you are the brainwashed type who thinks to be global you must imitate the west. Why can’t you bring your own wares or culture to the global market?if you watch the Nigeria market its woken up to the idea of selling Nigeria not US. Kwaito was an original brand but its been killed for hip hop. Like Japan China Russia are all doing we should work towards selling originality

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