Black Coffee. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)
Cape Town - Local DJ Black Coffee is celebrating 15 years in the industry – and judging by his huge success, it’s been a good decade and half for him.
He recently shared a video on his IGTV of his performance at Shimmy Beach in Cape Town.
In the caption, the 42-year-old shared a little about his journey; how he struggled to pay his rent and make ends meet before he finally got signed by Oskido.
“5 years ago around this time ,while struggling to pay for rent and to make ends meet I was working on this (unofficially) Remix of this Gem by @thandiswamazwai originally produced by the King Don Father @spikiri_mandla_reloaded.”
“I didn’t really have a plan or a contact on how to submit it to the label so it could be official ,but I continued to work on it with so much Faith that these big Artists will eventually hear it and approve it for release ,fast forward to a few months later with the assistance of the Legendary @oskidoibelieve who gave me my first recording deal for my Album ,my self titled debut Album was released in 2005.”
Black Coffee has made many connections with international artists such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and Usher.
“I don’ t want to be known just as the famous guy who toured the world and met great people. I want to help to develop home, Africa”