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History made as South Africa’s Black Coffee wins first-ever Grammy

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The 64th edition of the Grammys may have come and gone. It, however, etched some memories in the hearts of many — especially in the shores of Africa. While multiple Grammy-winning singer and Beninese music legend, Angelique Kidjo clinched her fifth plaque, another African wrote his name in the history books on the same night.

It was a dream come true for South Africa’s celebrated disc jockey and record producer, Black Coffee as he won his first-ever Grammy award all thanks to his 2021 project ‘Subconsciously’. The 46-year-old went home with the plaque for the Best Dance/Electronic Album category.

In what may be considered a remarkable feat, Black Coffee’s win marks the first time a South African producer has won or been nominated in the category.

The artist who couldn’t hold back his excitement took the stage in a sharp white suit and delivered an emotional acceptance speech.

“I want to thank God for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world and heal some souls,” he said.

Meanwhile, this year’s Grammys award was held at the MCM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, U.S.A with South African comedian and TV presenter, Trevor Noah as the event’s host for the second time.

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