Black Coffee becomes first SA artist to fill Madison Square Gardens

Black Coffee becomes first SA artist to fill Madison Square Gardens

DJ Black Coffee has become the first South African to host a sold out show at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. 

DJ Black Coffee
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Black Coffee continues to break records and make history. 

The 47-year-old has become the first South African to have a sold out performance as the main headline at the Madison Square Gardens in New York City, a venue that has a 20,000-seat capacity in the Big Apple.

Black Coffee shared the news on X this past weekend. 

"We did it. 🇺🇸 #soldout," he wrote on X. 

The show reportedly featured a 12-piece orchestra and a 360-degree stage setup.

Coffee also featured other South African artists such as Major League DJs, Bucie and Msaki. 

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The DJ who hails from Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal first wrote about the historic show in March. 

"It’s always been one of my biggest dreams to take this music and sound to the highest level possible and to expose it to the largest audience imaginable and so I’ve dreamt of my @thegarden debut for many years — it’s finally a reality!," he wrote on Instagram. 

"Years of dreaming coming to you this October 7th, NYC, wait until you see what we’ve been planning," he wrote. 

Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, became the first South African DJ/producer to perform at the iconic stage.  

READ: Madison Square Garden unlocked: Black Coffee makes history again

The hitmaker wore a custom-made outfit designed by American fashion designer Mike Amiri. 

"Thank you Mike, Amiri. This one was for the culture," he captioned his X post. 

He went on to explain the outfit on Instagram. 

“This one was for the culture… This is such an important piece. I am literally carrying my people to Madison Square Garden. The piece has three women; one Zulu woman, and two Xhosa women. The one in the middle is younger, that being my mother… I wanted to preserve the history of our family,” he wrote. 

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