DJ Black Coffee accepts his first Grammy Award with his son


DJ Black Coffee has made all of Africa proud with his monumental win and he shared his big moment with his son. 

Nkosinathi Maphumulo, well known and loved as DJ Black Coffee, won his first Grammy Award yesterday. Black Coffee has made history as the first black African DJ to win a Grammy award for Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously. 

To make this historical event even more memorable, DJ Black Coffee accepted his award with his son Esona Maphumulo by his side. The tall duo wore matching white suits to the Grammy Awards, hosted by South Africa’s own Trevor Noah. 


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Before sharing his speech, DJ Black Coffee handed the award to Esona, who he said was his plus one. To wrap up his speech, he said “I have five more and I am coming back with them,” speaking about his children. 

DJ Black Coffee’s fatherhood journey

Esona has been a big part of DJ Black Coffee’s life, sharing a heartfelt message for him for his 21st birthday in 2020. “I can’t imagine the kind of pressure you go through being my son and you know I never had a father figure my entire life but I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to figure out this fatherhood thing with you,” DJ Black Coffee said. 


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Like his father, Esona is establishing himself as an artist, spotted with a DJ set on his Instagram. Esona has referred to his father as his best friend, employer, and financial advisor. 


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DJ Black Coffee’s win is not only a big deal to his children but the whole continent. 

Sun-El Musician shared a post of the win with a caption of gratitude to him for being an inspiration. Other African artists are showing DJ Black Coffee the love and adoration he deserves after his big win. Msaki, who received a dedication during the speech said “It’s actually science that this much patience and dedication gets rewarded.” 

Congratulations to our very own. We hope his children and other young Africans will learn that the sky is never the limit.