South Africa’s most loved Dj Black Coffee visited comedian Trevor Noah on The daily show and the two shared a funny yet inspiring moment together since they are both from Mzansi they understood each other’s jokes very well because they are definitely local jokes. As they say “local is lekker”. Thanks to that episode we now know that Trevor was once a Dj, or did you guys know?
Black coffee shared his inspired many by sharing his past experiences. He said that he was hungry for success and he wouldn’t let anything stand between him and his way to being successful.
“It’s resilience. It’s knowing hunger. It’s knowing you have experienced it and you don’t want to go there. It’s working from nothing, knowing that you have nothing to lose. Whatever you gain is something. That is what has kept me going and what keeps me going today.” He said.
He continued to say that he’s not lucky but he worked hard. He said for his name to be known around the world like this is because he’s a hard worker.
Dj Black Coffee together with Nelson Makamo and Laduma Ngxokolo have started a project of an academy for talented young creatives in SA.
“We are trying to change the narrative about the continent. Maybe it is our fault; we have always seen Africa as an inferior place. All the best things were on TV, which means they were in America or Europe. It took so much away from the continent and we want to reverse that.” He said
He further explained:
“It is something that we really fought for since the beginning, to say we want to play on the global stage. I would like for the world to see that voice. I would like for the world to know that we are capable of being on the world stage. That is why I continue to try to collaborate with the greatest artists, being from Africa though, and still keeping the sound I believe in, because we have that voice.
“I am trying to create different platforms that will showcase that, not just conversation, but with action.”
He also said that everything people see on TV is actually BS. He said:”We are not the Africa that the world shows you today, we have grown”
He also shared his struggles about the Flyers that would have his face and next to it it would be an African musk, the bongos and the drums. He said he hates stereotypes.
“We say no! I am not from that era. Yes it is in my music, but how do you put that flyer next to Kanye? Do you put chains and slaves next to him?”