Black Coffee becomes first South African to win BET honors
This weekend’s BET awards hosted a handful of newsworthy events, but Black Coffee‘s history making win in the Best International Act: Africa was an especially touching moment. The platinum selling producer was the only electronic music act nominated in the category and the first-ever South African to be honored with a BET Award.
Black Coffee beat out the likes of Wizkid, Serge Beynard, AKA and more for the coveted award. Naturally, the producer’s home township KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) rallied for the win and vowed to give a hero’s welcome upon his return.
“We are proud that he is now recognised as one of the world’s best music producers…” said African National Congressman for the KZN region Super Zuma. “His success serves as an inspiration to young upcoming musicians.”
The DJ even received a shout out from South African President Jacob Zuma congratulating him on the milestone win. “DJ Black Coffee continues to inspire our youth with this achievement and has now become our prime international export in the music industry‚ as an example of the South African youth talent,” said President Zuma. “Our nation is immensely proud of him and this achievement in particular. We congratulate him most heartily.”