Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, was born on March 11, 1976, in Durban, South Africa[1][2]. He grew up in the Eastern Cape Town region and was raised by his mother, Faith Dandala, after she parted ways with his father[1]. Later, he moved to Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa[3].

Black Coffee’s career began around 1994, but he became prominent after participating in various events and releasing his debut self-titled album “Black Coffee” in 2005, which incorporated elements of R&B and jazz[2]. He is a DJ, songwriter, and record producer[1]. Black Coffee established his own record label, Soulistic Music, and has gained prominence for his smash hit remixes, which have dominated the airwaves in recent years[7]. He is a graduate of the Durban University of Technology, where he majored in Jazz Studies[5].

Black Coffee is married to Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa Maphumulo, and they have four children[3]. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million and owns a collection of luxurious vehicles, including a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, a Mercedes CLK, and a Maserati[6][8].

Black Coffee has expressed interest in having his life story written by renowned author Paulo Coelho, known for his book “The Alchemist”[10][12][17]. Throughout his career, Black Coffee has built a reputation as a reserved and intellectual artist who has risen to become one of the biggest DJs in Africa[4].