Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has congratulated DJ and music producer DJ Black Coffee for being the first South African music artist to win a Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award.
The renowned home-grown DJ, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, won in the “Best International Act-Africa” category at the awards ceremony held last night in Los Angeles, in the United States.
The BET Awards were established in 2001 to celebrate African-Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
President Zuma said this was a great achievement.
“DJ Black Coffee continues to inspire our youth with this achievement and has now become our prime international export in the music industry, as an example of the South African youth talent.
“Our nation is immensely proud of him and this achievement in particular. We congratulate him most heartily,” said President Zuma.