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Black Coffee scores international DJ Award

RDM News Wire | 30 September, 2015 09:29
Black Coffee
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South African DJ Black Coffee has won a massive international award.

The musician last night won the 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' at the DJ Awards‚ held in Ibiza. The awards were launched in 1998 and span different genres‚ from techno to bass to deep house.

South Africa also received a special award as 'Dance Nation of the Year'.

Taking to Facebook overnight, the thrilled DJ posted about his individual award: "It's in the bag!! Thank you for your best wishes and love. ‪#‎DJAwards ‪#‎SouthAfricaStandUp".

When South Africans got a special nod, Black Coffee shared: "OK there's a second one!!!!! For South Africa.. Dance Nation Of The Year.

"With our turbulent past, this is where we are today. ‪#‎WeDanceAgainChallenge proves how amazing we are.

"We deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back for this one. I believe the more we dance together, the better we will become.

"I'm so honoured right now and so proud to be South African!!! ‪#‎blessed."

Black Coffee‚ real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo‚ is having an exciting month.

His new album Pieces of Me is garnering rave reviews from fans across the world. The single‚ We Dance Again‚ even spawned a dance challenge – which began on Instagram by Europe- based DJ Fuki Flex.

DJ Black Coffee picked up the #WeDanceAgainChallenge and called on celebrities like Cassper Nyovest‚ DJ Tira‚ Somizi Mhlongo‚ and Okmalumkookat to post videos of themselves dancing to We Dance Again. Many have obliged.

  • Black Coffee will be launching his CD Pieces of Me on Thursday 1 October, at Sappie Theatre Gardens (outside the Joburg Theatre) in Loveday Street at 18:00pm to 22h00. Entrance is free.


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