Black Coffee has now become a household name and he is now recognised world wide. The award winning DJ is undoubtedly one of the richest DJ’s in Africa. However this did not happen overnight. More photos of Black Coffee before the fame have emerged on social media and Mzansi was not ready for them.
Born in South Africa’s fourth-largest township of Umlazi, he moved to live with his grandmother in Mthatha, a rural town some 30 kilometres (18 miles) away from Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, after his parents divorced.
It was there where his grandmother’s antique radio initiated him into the sounds of local maskandi, jazz and soul.
Most of the time we don’t get to see how our favourite celebs looked like before the clean look and money. Usually the pictures before the fame only pop up during a challenge or on their birthdays.
Black Coffee is not ashamed to show off his life before the fame and has often reflected and shared on his journey.
The international acclaimed DJ revealed the condition of his house before the huge success came.
“Chance and faith drove me to push barriers I didn’t even know were possible…never give up on your dream,” he said.
He then joined his high school choir before going to study jazz at a Durban college.
“The decision to study music at a tertiary level was the line between just being a fan of music and loving it and then really taking it seriously,” he said.
“As soon as I got into that space I knew that I need(ed) to make a career out of it, so that was the defining moment and everything I have done after that is just following that beginning.”