Last updated on Jan 27th, 2021 at 10:54 am
Black Coffee and Trevor Noah are two of South Africa’s proudest exports and the two heavyweights joined forces this week when Trevor hosted the DJ on The Daily Show
The normally softly spoken Nkosinathi Maphumulo (The DJ’s real name) was eloquent and confident when he made his debut on the Comedy Central late-night show this week.
In the build-up to his appearance on The Daily Show, Black Coffee spoke at great lengths about the importance of this occasion for the continent: this was a moment for Africa!
Once the big day arrived, it’s safe to say that the 43-year-old DJ truly relished the occasion.
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) October 15, 2019
With the world watching, Black Coffee and Trevor Noah reflected on the rise of African talent in modern pop culture, something the hitmaker has been pushing for the majority of his career.
He reflected on the progress we have made when he said, “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.”
Black Coffee and Trevor Noah exchanged plenty of humorous and insightfu moments during their interview, and if you weren’t already proud while watching the episode, you would have been beaming when observing the reaction on social media
Tweeps from across the country paid homage to both Trevor and Nkosinathi for their momentous interview:
Tell me why one won’t be proud. I’m sure I’m allowed to be an ambulance and say We, we, We are proud of you Black coffee and nawe mfana Ongu Trevor Noah. ❤️❤️❤️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽. Niyibambe kanjalo ke MaAfrika amahle. pic.twitter.com/VXG4YSh3fa
— STOP Violence Against Women &Children 🇿🇦 (@EzamaCirha) October 15, 2019
This is one thing we get motivated by… Two icons! Black coffee interviewed by Trevor Noah ❤️ proudly SA🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/mesfaltZc8
— Lezlo5🇿🇦👽 (@Lezlo5) October 15, 2019
Black Coffee On The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.. Black Coffee Is Do Humble Man 🙏 pic.twitter.com/esyJoIu1dS
— 🔥Ghetto Kids 🔥 (@Lebo_Nitty) October 15, 2019
The full episode of The Daily Show featuring Black Coffee will be airing in South Africa on Tuesday evening and snippets will be available online in the hours that follow.
After knocking it out of the park with Black Coffee, which South African superstar do you want Trevor to interview next?