DJ Black Coffee officially became the first South African to win the much coveted Best International Act gong at the BET Awards on Saturday, giving him more bragging rights over brunch with his new A list buddies P. Diddy and Swizz Beatz.
The production kingpin was vying for the award with fellow South Africans Cassper Nyovest and AKA, but came out on top. Which, given his growing international relevance, is not that surprising.
Black Coffee’s win was met with much appropriate fanfare in South Africa, where celebs and fans took to social media to congratulate him on his milestone win. But they weren’t the only ones who’ve been expressing pride.
President Jacob Zuma also joined in to echo the nations pride in a press statement.
“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”, he jotted down passionately.
AKA performed at the show, complete with a South African flag. We love him for that!