In a bid to help disabled people in South Africa, DJ and Producer extraordinaire Black Coffee has launched the DJ Black Coffee foundation.
The foundation will use his name to raise funds for disabled people and aims to provide them with “wheel chairs, education facilities, musical instruments and other things that may improve their lives,” says Black Coffee.
In line with his efforts to inspire disabled people, Black Coffee also opened up about his own disability on youth radio station YFM two weeks ago. The multi-award winner revealed that his left hand was permanently disabled in an accident when he was 14.
Black Coffee also took the opportunity to appeal for donations; “The foundation has just started and we are in desperate need of sponsors and anything that you have whether it’s money or just services that you can provide, it’ll be highly appreciated.”
His foundation joins DJ Ganyani’s Beyond Disability foundation, which also helps people with disabilities.
Black Coffee recently released his much-anticipated third solo album Home Brewed, the sales of which he plans to “contribute to making the lives of disabled people in South Africa better”.
Commenting on his disability during another interview with Rage’s S'bongile Mthembu, Black Coffee said; “I guess in a way God was trying to make an example out of me that no matter what happens to you, you can still triumph, no matter what the odds are”.
Born Nkosinathi Maphumulo in Durban, Black Coffee launched his professional career in 2003 with the help of Cape Town’s acclaimed Redbull Music Academy. Since then he has grown to become South Africa’s most internationally recognised DJ and House music producer.
His new album features one of his mentors, Hugh Masekela, as well as The Soul Brothers' keyboard player Black Moses, Zonke, and Ringo Madlingozi.
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