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President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates Black Coffee on his Grammy win. Images via Instagram @esonaaa.

Grammys 2022: President Ramaphosa sings Black Coffee’s praises

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated DJ Black Coffee after he won his first Grammy on Sunday 3 April.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates Black Coffee on his Grammy win. Images via Instagram @esonaaa.

President of South Africa, Cryil Ramaphosa sent DJ Black Coffee a congratulatory message after he won a Grammy for his album Subconsciously – via a tweet on 4 April. 


Mzansi is beaming with pride after South African DJ Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee, won his first Grammy. The 64th annual Grammy Awards was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday 3 April. 

South African-born comedian Trevor Noah hosted the event, giving South African’s another reason to celebrate. 

Black Coffee brings home his first ever Grammy for his album Subconsciously in the Best Dance/Electronic category. The Your Eyes hitmaker bested the likes of the following big names in the entertainment industry for the award,

  • Illenium – Fallen Embers
  • Major Lazer – Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded)
  • Marshmello – Shockwave
  • Sylvan – Free Love
  • Ten City – Judgement

Black Coffee took his first born son Esona with him on stage with him to accept his award. 

“I want to thank God for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world. And heal some souls and help people go through whatever they’re going through in life,” he said in his acceptance speech.

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President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa sang Black Coffee’s praises on Twitter as he celebrated the DJ’s win. Take a look…

“Congratulations  to Black Coffee for being awarded the Best Dance/Electronic Music award for his album ‘Subconsciously’ at last night’s #GRAMMYs. Thank you for flying the flag and inspiring a new generation of talent to take over the world,” tweeted the President.

President Ramaphosa spoke about Black Coffee wanting to inspire children back home because of the DJ’s official Grammy interview. The Superman hitmaker said his Grammy win is a symbol of it being possible for African kids to get there as well.

“African kids who are watching; they may think they don’t stand a chance to get on a global stage like this. I want to just say to them that it is possible. The award is not just for me, and it’s not just about music alone, this is about anything that they want to do. This Grammy is a symbol of that, that it’s possible to get here,” he said.

Take a look…

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