World renowned DJ and Businessman Nkosinathi Maphumulo famously known as Black Coffee opened up about how T.V is giving the world the wrong idea of Africa as a whole. Speaking at the Midem African Forum this week in Cannes, France he elobaroted on how Africa has grown from what it used to be.
“Firstly, everything you see on TV about Africa is bullsh*t. We are not the Africa that the world shows you today. We have grown.”
The DJ added that Africa has “developed so much” and that he was still touched by the stereotypes floating around, even in the industry.
“One of the things that I struggled for the longest time, as an artist from there, is when I go do a gig at a place and next to my face on the flyer they will put an African mask and the bongos and the congas (drums). We say no! I am not from that era. Yes it is in my music, but how do you put that flyer next to Kanye? Do you put chains and slaves next to him?”