‘It’s a moment that reaffirms our dreams’ — Celebs on Black Coffee’s Madison Square Garden takeover
Ahead of his historic show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, local stars have reflected on Black Coffee's undeniable impact in the music scene with the strides he's been taking in and beyond Mzansi's borders.
The Grammy award-winning DJ will shut down New York City as the first South African DJ to headline the venue this coming Saturday.
He is expected to have Major League DJz, Bucie, and Msaki, among others, making special appearances.
Que DJ told TshisaLIVE he would fly with Black Coffee to witness him making history.
“I'm excited that he still comes home. He still loves his people, and he's very patriotic. I can only wish him the best. I am going with him to New York to support him in person. He's always there for everybody so it's exciting.”
“I genuinely feel like we are living in a time that will define a moment in an era. Because we are watching some of these amazing humans create history in our lifetime. With Black Coffee's success, we saw him build and really innovate, find his feet, and even create a lane for him to play and be the superstar he is. It's a moment that reaffirms our dreams,” said Metro FM breakfast host DJ Sabby.
Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, hails from Durban. He has become one of Mzansi's most celebrated DJs, and his impact has grown to playing for crowds in Ibiza and being associated with renowned stars including Drake, Alicia Keys, P Diddy and many others.
Social media sensation Carpo said Black Coffee's story was testament to faith and consistency which many young people from less privileged backgrounds could look up to.
“I feel inspired and he made me believe anything is possible in life. What he is doing is amazing. For the kids in the hood, I want them to believe that and understand everything is possible with prayer and belief. I'm a big believer and I pray a lot. I've seen miracles happen to someone I'm close to. I saw what faith and God can do. Keep dreaming, keep believing.”
Olwethu “Ms Party” Mlotshwa, who is also known as DJ Olwee, said Black Coffee's success had helped her and other DJs get more opportunities.
“When Black Coffee does things like going to Madison Square Garden, it's great for someone like me. Being a dance music DJ opens up doors for us to do more adventurous things.
“It shows people we can do things far beyond just being behind the desk. DJing is becoming extremely competitive, and you have to compete at a very high level. We have a lot of ideas and sponsors tend not to believe in us. It creates a bigger conversation in terms of the people who want to support us as DJs.”
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