President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Black Coffee for his win at the Grammy awards.
The South African music producer took home the Best Dance/Electronic Music trophy for his album ‘Subconsciously.’
In a tweet, President Ramaphosa thanked the DJ for “flying the flag and inspiring a new generation of talent to take over the world”.
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. pic.twitter.com/QK80iveLbM
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) April 4, 2022
The South African music producer, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, beat out additional five contenders including Illenium, Major Lazer, and Ten City to scoop the category award.
A first Grammy win for Black Coffee after just his first nomination in a career that has continued to blossom since his first BET Awards win in 2016.
He won the Best International Act Category, setting himself on a trajectory to reach this pinnacle moment in his career.
South Africans have also taken to social media to congratulate the artist.
Congratulations to Black Coffee on bagging his first Grammy, this is not only huge for him but huge for South Africa as a whole. Congratulations grootman.#Congratulations #GrammyAwards2022 #BlackCoffee #BigBrotherMzansi #BBMzansi #MphoWaBadimo𓃵 pic.twitter.com/zNaejBh3Fm
— Unfiltered (@Unfilteredfax) April 4, 2022
— ChampionSouthAfrica (@ChampionSAfrica) April 4, 2022
— ASPACE (@aspaccce) April 4, 2022
The EFF congratulates @RealBlackCoffee, one of Africa’s greatest musical exports on winning his first Grammy award
May he continue being a beacon of light and inspiration to artists everywhere! pic.twitter.com/Ok2tnKFyRa
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) April 4, 2022
Join Us in #congratulating DJ Black Coffee. We are incredibly proud of 🇿🇦 #GrammyAwards Winner 🏆 @RealBlackCoffee 🎉🥳💯 you have once again made SA proud as you bring home another International Victory! #Subconsciously #Winning #BestDanceElectroAlbum pic.twitter.com/Lsk9b7OKPG
— Inkatha Freedom Party (@IFP_National) April 4, 2022
South Africa has represented itself well on the global stage.
Congratulations to Trevor Noah and Black Coffee for their achievements.
SA can go toe to toe with anyone in the world. A powerful lesson that where you start is not where you finish. You can dream and achieve. pic.twitter.com/3oO5itBi41
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) April 4, 2022