Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (born 11 March 1976), better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer, and songwriter. Coffee established his own record label Soulistic Music and released his debut self-titled album Black Coffee (2005), which incorporated elements of R&B and jazz.
His career began around 1994 and became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy, since then he has released nine studio albums, as well as a live DVD.
Throughout his musical career, his accolades include 8 SAMA, 4 DJ Awards, 2 Metro FM Awards, and 1 Grammy award.
Black Coffee is one of the wealthiest celebrities in Africa.
1. Gallo Record Company – Black Coffee announced, in late 2020, that through his investment company Flight Mode Digital, he officially acquired in record label Gallo Music Group. The DJ is now one of the major shareholders of the piece of South African music culture and history.
2. Zone 6 – Black Coffee became the owner of Zone 6 in June 2017. The venue has hosted the likes of AKA, Kwesta, Casper Nyovest, and Euphonik. The venue can host 4000 patrons
3. Yoco – Black Coffee has equity in Yoco which is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their businesses better, and grow.
4. SweepSouth – Black Coffee has equity in SweepSouth. The cleaning service has over seven thousand cleaners.
5. Andela – Black Coffee has equity in Andela, which aims at solving the global technical talent shortage by building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers.
6. Epione Healthcare Solutions – The muso also has equity in Epione Healthcare Solutions which is a partnership between clinicians, investors, operators, and strategists establish to develop, invest in, own and operate healthcare facilities in Africa.
7. GOSPEL – Black Coffee has equity in Gospel. The company was established in SoHo in 2017 as a House for the arts community and its audiences who have collectively created a home in New York City. GOSPEL is a restaurant, a stage, and a haven to unplug and reconnect.
8. Yamee – Black Coffee has equity in Yamee. The company helps food merchants in Africa to grow their businesses by providing eCommerce solutions.