Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (born 11 March 1976), better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter.
He began his career around 1994 and has released nine studio albums, as well as a live DVD.
Maphumulo became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy that was held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza.
Life and career
Nkosinathi Innocent Litiya Maphumulo was born on 11 March 1976 in Umlazi, South Africa. He later moved to Umtata, the town 29km away to the home of Nelson Mandela Qunu village, staying at the Ngangelizwe township. He was involved in a taxi accident that saw him suffer a severe injury on his left arm, in 1990 celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela.
Maphumulo married actress and television presenter Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa. They had two children together and he has six children in total. In July 2019, it was reported they had divorced. In 2020 DJ Black Coffee Started dating Alexandra Cane, a 27-years old make-up artist from Hertfordshire, England who took part in the fourth season of Love Island.
Apart from singles and remixes, Maphumulo has released the following albums and DVDs since 2005, all under his Soulistic Music banner.
- Black Coffee (2005)
- Have Another One (2007)
- Home Brewed (2009)
- Africa Rising DVD (2012)
- Africa Rising CD (2012)
- Pieces of Me (2015)
- The Journey Continues EP (2016)
- Music is King EP (2018)
- Subconsciously (2021)
Black Cofee’s net worth is estimated to be R28.5 million, according to the list of South Celebrities and Net Worth in 2021.