South African artist, Black Coffee – whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo flew the flag for his country high and made the continent proud when he made history and scooped a Black Entertainment Television (BET) award over the weekend.

Black Coffee won the BET Award in the “Best International Act-Africa” category at the awards, which were held on Saturday night in Los Angeles, in the U.S.

With the award, the DJ Black Coffee became the first South African music artist to win a BET award, a major achievement for the decorated artist.

To claim the prestigious award, the 40 year-old artist beat fellow South African artists AKA‚ and Cassper Nyovest‚ and shrugged off competition from other African musicians including, Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Serge Beynaud (Côte d’Ivoire) ‚ Wizkid (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) ‚ and MzVee (Ghana).

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in various fields such as, music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the DJ and music producer for his 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.

Social media has been buzzing with congratulatory messages to Black Coffee on the historic achievement.

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