By: Sello Theletsane
South African born DJ, Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee, will make history by becoming the first South African DJ or producer to headline Madison Square Gardens.
Black Coffee performs today, Saturday 7 October, at 11AM South African time.
The Umlazi born and Grammy award-winning music maestro will also be supported by South African duo Major League DJs, who have also made a name for themselves beyond South Africa’s borders.
In April this year, Black Coffee was among the South African Grammy award winners honoured by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa for achievement on the global stage.
Kodwa said: “From the streets of Umlazi and Mthatha, to the world’s most famous music arenas, Nkosinathi, you are an inspiration to the young and old. You continue to scale the great heights of world music, taking along with you the best of South African music.”
Kodwa added: “Black Coffee headlining at Madison Square Gardens is historic and shows the endless possibilities of South African musicians. We commit ourselves to open the global audience to our artists.”
Kodwa concluded: “I am sorry I could not join you on your big day at Madison Square Gardens, but I join millions of South Africans supporting you on your journey. All the best Mashiane, Zukuzela, Masiyana. You continue to represent South Africa well.”