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Local DJ Black Coffee has won his first Grammy award on Sunday.

He won the award in the category Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Subconsciously. The South African was up against major names like Marshmello and Major Lazer.

Hi eldest son, Esona was with him on stage at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to accept the award.

During his acceptance speech, he paid homage to God.

“I want to thank God for the gift of music and being able to share it with the world and heal souls and help people go through whatever they’re going through in life.”

The father of six also paid tribute to his own children when he turned to his son and said “this is my first one tonight. I have five more at home. I am coming back with them.”

During a media interview after his win, the DJ took some time to inspire the kids back home.

“The African kids who are watching who come from where I come from who think they don’t have a chance. I wanted to just say to them it’s possible; the award is not just for me; it’s just to show them.”

Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo, established his own record label and released his debut self-titled album Black Coffee back in 2005. He has released nine studio albums as well as a live DVD, according to Wikipedia.

Image credit: Quartz

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