South African DJ and producer Black Coffee involved in ‘severe travel accident’

Francis Akhalbey January 11, 2024
Black Coffee was involved in a severe travel accident -- Photo via @realblackcoffee on Instagram

Black Coffee’s team on Wednesday announced the Grammy award-winning South African DJ and producer had sustained injuries from a “severe travel accident.” In the statement shared on the 47-year-old’s Instagram page, Black Coffee’s team said the accident occurred on a flight to his “scheduled show” in the Argentine city of Mar del Plata.

“The incident resulted in unforeseen complications and left him with some injuries,” the statement added. “We can confirm that he is receiving the best possible medical attention and is surrounded by supportive family and team. In respect of his privacy, we kindly request understanding and patience from the media and his fans.”

His team also said that despite the incident, the 47-year-old is “optimistic and recovering well.” “He looks forward to being back with you all very soon,” the statement concluded. The extent of Black Coffee’s injuries was, however, not shared. 

Born Nkosinathi Maphumulo, Black Coffee made history in 2022 after he became the first South African musician to scoop a Grammy award for best dance/electronic music for his Subconsciously album.

“While I was working on this album, it was so important for me to make it accessible to as many people as possible,” the 47-year-old said in a 2022 interview with Billboard.

“The album challenges many sounds and styles, all while staying true to my roots. I wanted to make an album that could be listened to not only in the car or in the club, but while you’re cleaning your house, going through a hard time and everything in between. It breaks boundaries, and I think that’s where the appeal ultimately lies.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: January 11, 2024


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