CNN’s African Voices is a programme which sees highly-influential Africans, who have garnered great success both on the continent and abroad, interviewed. So, it’s no surprise that the network has decided to interview Africa’s most influential DJ – Black Coffee.
From a snippet we saw, Black Coffee said: “I see DJ-ing as an art... for me it’s so important to play what I know, so that then I can highlight the music, and entertain you with the music, and show you things, and you’ll hear things that you didn’t hear before, that what I do. I try to be one with the music and understand the music first on my own and then I present the music to you.”
Black Coffee added that his favourite thing about DJ-ing is watching others enjoy the music: “I love being a DJ, I love to watch people having fun, at times I play and I see everything… I love watching people’s reactions when I play that the stuff that when I go home after the gig I’m like..I touched someone. For me that the most beautiful thing.”
That is so true. Have you seen how crazy people get when Black Coffee is on the decks?
To see Black Coffee do us proud in the full interview, make sure you tune in to African Voices on Friday, July 31 at 10h30 on DSTV channel 401. The repeat will be aired on August 1 at 16h30.