Mzansi is one country Black Coffee has no regrets belonging to. The BET Award winner show again and again how important his country is to him: he promotes South Africa and its artistes every chance he gets.
A chance presented itself once again to the star DJ, who has won the International DJ Awards three times in a row, in a recent interview with the BBC (BBC Radio 1Xtra) during its evening show.
In the interview, Black Coffee shared his five favourite songs of the moment, which includes songs from Lemon and Herb (“Zulumke”) and Themba/ Euphonik. It seems Black Coffee carries his love for “Zulumke”everywhere, even in Morocco.
— Lemon & herb (@LemonnHerb) September 17, 2018
Good music – and good artistes too – have always been in South Africa, Black Coffee said. But back then there had not been avenues to promote them. This is changing, of course, thanks to the digital age.
Said Black Coffee: “It is that good. I have always felt that the music we have always been playing on our scene is amazing it is just that it did not have the ears. It didn’t have platforms. It didn’t have bigger clubs to support it. Now there are bigger platform and people are like ‘Wow. Where is this coming from?’ It has always been there.”
The change has been spectacular and Black Coffee is determined it should spread, this appreciation of (South) African music and artistes. He concluded: “It is amazing to watch and my thought on it were always that it has to be bigger than me. I have to introduce everyone else so that it is not a Black Coffee thing. I love it when people say it is an African thing or it is a South African thing.”
By the way, it has also been reported that Canadian rapper is also enamoured of Lemon and Herb’s “Zulumke.” See the video below.
Drake went to go watch Black Coffee play and jamming to Lemon&Herb song. Ok and Virgil is there also. pic.twitter.com/hmZcSlZP6S
— Bulelani Mkula (@Mganu_) October 8, 2018
These are interesting times indeed, for African artistes and African music. Or what do you think? Drop your thoughts in the comment section.