Black Coffee Net Worth 2020 and Biography

When it comes to the music industry of South Africa, one of the most prominent figures is DJ Black Coffee. But who exactly is this artist? How much is Black Cofee Net Worth 2020? These are the essential information presented to you in this article. Enjoy your reading.

Black Coffee Net Worth 2020 and Biography

  • Full Name: Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo
  • Date Of Birth: March 11th, 1976
  • Profession: Disc Jockey {DJ}
  • Country Of Origin: South African {Durban}


  • Biography

DJ Black Coffee whose actual name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, was born into the household of Maphumulo on the 11th of March 1976 in Durban, South Africa. Ever since he was young, he has been faced with a tragedy of different kinds. One of which includes the psychological trauma caused to him due to the divorce of his parent leading him to stay with his mother in the poor town of Mthatha, Eastern Capetown. However, despite the trauma, he still preserves the high intellectual abilities which he was born with.  It was even because of the intellectual abilities that made him developed a high interest in the art of music. In addition, his uncle’s collection of reggae music also helps to contribute massively to his music career.

Another tragedy he was faced with was the loss of his right arm two years after he moved to Mthatha with his mother. He lost his arm as a result of paralysis which occurs when thirteen people including him were involved in an automobile accident during a rally in support of the freed Nelson Mandela from Robben Island around the early 1990s. Rumors have been speculated that the accident has political reasoning behind it.

After the incidence, Black Coffee decided to involve himself in the art of music in order to remove the hurt feeling from his heart as they say ‘a good music have a soothing voice’. Despite the absence of one of his arm, he performed well in the music industry. As a result of developing himself and finding more knowledge, he decided to return to his father’s land, Durban to enroll for Music Theory in Natal Technology. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish the program as a result of his personal affairs.

Despite this, he still continues in the quest for knowledge and this made him to start learning about how to produce music electronically and this, to be sincere actually was the one that gave him a space in the music industry in 1995. Fortunately for him, he was accepted nine years later (2004) by the Red Bull Music Academy, thereby giving his music career a new look.

  • Foundation

DJ coffee was the founder of DJ Black Coffee Foundation, which was formed as a result of his own personal experience about how disability can be so frustrating. The Foundation was developed for everybody but with preferences to candidates with physical challenges. The Foundation helps to fund the individual to study SAE’s renowned one year full-time Higher Certificate in Sound Production Qualification whereas all other expenses including living and travel expenses will be catered for by the individual unless he/she is from the city of Cape Town.

  • Music Career

After joining the Red Bull Music Academy in 2004, he was able to be featured in a music scene with a bang a year later. The music scene was named ‘Stimela’ which is a remix of the 1972 hit performed by Hugh Masekela. Later that same year, he was able to release his first album which he decided to name his own name ‘Black Coffee’ under Soulistic Music. Soulistic Music (PTY) Ltd was formed by him and stands as Black Coffee’s Corporate structure. Ever since its creation, it has seen the release of many albums and signed many releases including those from Culoe de Song, Tumelo, Zakas Bantwini, and many others.

  • 2005-2006: Black Coffee

This album was released in the year, 2005 under his Johannesburg-based record label, Soulistic Music. The album showed collaborations with other musicians like Thandiswa Mazwai, Hugh Masekela, Busi Mhlongo and others. In addition, the SADC region received the album and got enough airplay that enables it to win an award at the 2006 MTN SAMA. The award was titled The Best Urban Dance Album. DJ later confessed after the award session that the album was developed with few basic music-making software, I wonder what it would have been if he had used sophisticated software.


  • 2007-2008: Have Another One

During this time, the name Black coffee has already become a name to be cherished as everybody seems to be in love with his equally balanced tribal and vocal laced beats. In this album, he featured ‘Wathula Nje’ which is a remix of ‘Thetha’ performed by Victor Ntoni. Later, a European Label Real Tone Record on vinyl and digitally released ‘Wathula Nje’ together with ‘Even Though’ featuring Bantu Soul. The album was made up of twelve tracks and artists like Busi Mhlongo, Kwaito Sensatio L’vovo and others were featured. In the album was a 17-years old producer named Culoe De Song who became the second artist to be signed by the Soulistic Music Industry. The collaboration with Culoe De Song was done under an afro electronic dub titled Zulu warriors.  During that time, DJ Black Coffee was called upon to perform at the Red Bull Music Academy Lounge at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona where he showcases together with both local and international DJs including Little Louie Vega, Franck Roger, DJ Spinna, Osunlade, Alix Alvarez, and many others

  • 2009-2011: Home Brewed

His third album came to be in 2009 where he featured Ringo Madlingozi, Zonke, Hugh Masekela, Zakes Bantwini and many others. This album fetched him two awards in the South African Music Awards 2010: Best Urban Dance Album and Best Male Artist. Later in the same year, he won another two awards in the Metro FM Music Awards: The Best Produced Album and Best Dance Album. Also, he was the winner of Channel O’s most gifted Male for one of the tracks named ‘Juju’

Ever since he launched his Soulistic Music limited, Black Coffee has been on a tour to many countries including Los Angeles, Athens, New York, Sao Paulo, Luanda, Sydney, and many others together with his fellow artists. Black Coffee was inducted into the Guinness Book of Records when he performed for good 60 hours without any break in 2010 at the Maponya Mall. Also in 2011, The Music Industry witnessed the release of four tracks including ‘Elevation’ by Culoe de Song, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Innovation’ and ‘Soulistic Music Cuts’

  • 2012-2013: Africa Rising

In 2012, Black Coffee produced an album with DVD and CD which sold within a month and later won for him the award of Best Dance Album at the South African Music Awards 2013. The success happened shortly after Soulistic Music announced the signing of a new DJ named DJ Shimza. On the album, are creative artists like Bucie and many others. Black Coffee keeps on participating in music conferences like ADE and RBMA based in Johannesburg and performing on various stages including Southport Weekender, Panorama Bar and lots more. Apart from that, Black Coffee has also graced numerous Magazines including Destiny Man Magazine in 2013 and has also acted as one of the key speakers during his friend Vusi Thembekwayo’s tour.

Dj Black Coffee Net Worth Biography Age

  • 2015-Present: Pieces of Me and DJ awards

At the end of the tour which started on January 2015 at Circoloco at the Blue Parrot in Mexico, and ended on August of 2015 at DC-10, DJ Coffee decided to go back to his home country and release his fifth album which he titled Pieces of Me. The album was actually released during the second week of September. On the Social Media, the music got its response as well as charting on iTunes ZA with the music ‘We Dance Again’. In the music, He featured Nakhane Toure and also worked with Azola, Portia Monique, Ribatone, Kensy, NaakMusiq, and many others. Fourteen days after, he went to Pacha, Spain to attend DJ Awards where he was nominated and named The Breakthrough DJ of the Year. On the 23rd of October 2015, the album went platinum in South Africa.

In 2016, he became the first South African to be honored with the award Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards 2016. Also, towards the end of 2016, he was named the 91st on the Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJ’s list which encompasses all professional DJ’s. In 2017, he also contributed to the beat of the song produced by Drakes titled ‘Get it Together’ on Drakes album named ‘More Life’ which was released on the March of the same year.

DJ Black Coffee Net Worth 2020 – $2 million

For fans and readers asking how much is DJ Black Cofee worth in dollars? He is believed to currently worth an estimated $2 Million.

  • Family

DJ Black Coffee knotted the tie with his longtime partner, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa in a white wedding ceremony in 2017. The wife, who is an actress is also a TV presenter and director. The ceremony took place in Sun City, South Africa. Presently, they are blessed with two kids named Anesu and Asante, both who walked down the aisle together with them. Before knotting the tie with Mbali, DJ Coffee has already been married to his Ex-wife Brangelina who had two sons for him; Esona Maphumulo and Lilitha Maphumulo.

Indeed, DJ Black Coffee is one of the best artists in South Africa and looking at the way things are flowing for him, he is expected to be attributed with a higher net worth in the nearest future.

That’s all about Black Coffee Net Worth 2020 and Biography.


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  1. Never knew the legendary dj black coffee is this rich. Kudos to him

  2. Always a fan of his shit. He’s brilliant and matured.

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