Only limited details surrounding what happened to Black Coffee are currently available.
South African dance music sensation Black Coffee is being treated for injuries following an as-yet-undisclosed accident during a flight. While he remains “optimistic and recovering well,” according to a statement, all future dates appear to have been removed from his tour schedule.
The team behind Black Coffee (real name Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo) has yet to share the specific details of the incident. “Black Coffee was involved in a severe travel accident on a flight en route to his scheduled show in Mar Del Plata [Argentina],” reads the statement. “The incident resulted in unforeseen complications and left him with some injuries.”
“We can confirm that he is receiving the best possible medical attention and is surrounded by a supportive family and team,” it continues. “In respect of his privacy, we kindly request understanding and patience from the media and his fans.”
Maphumulo’s dance music career started in 1994 and gained traction ten years later when he was chosen to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy. Even bigger milestones followed in 2005. That year, he achieved breakout success with a remix of Hugh Masekela‘s 1972 classic “Stimela,” launched his Soulistic Music record label, and released his debut self-titled album. Eight albums and innumerable worldwide performances later, he is arguably South Africa’s most prominent electronic musician.
Mar Del Plata is situated along Argentina’s coast. Dance music superstars routinely play parties throughout the resort city. On Friday, for instance, Guy J and Simon Vuarambon perform at a Sonora Park gathering. The following day, Brigado Crew are billed for a venue-TBA event hosted by Clap Productions.
Out of respect for the wishes expressed by Black Coffee’s team, EDM Identity has not reached out for comment on the incident. We wish him a speedy recovery and will update this article as more information becomes available.