South African DJ, Nkosinathi Maphumulo well known as Black Coffee recently had the world dancing this past weekend in an effort to raise funds, which would be contributed towards the Solidarity Fund, which was established to fight coronavirus outbreak in South Africa.
The Solidarity Fund was created to mobilize and coordinate contributions from all South Africans and members of the international community to ensure the most efficient and impactful allocation of capital is made available to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the most vulnerable members of society.
“I couldn’t have found a better use for my music and my craft than use it to help fellow South Africans who in the spirit of Thuma Mina, have stood with the president, stayed home and stayed safe. At a time of great uncertainty, I’m inspired by the resilience and commitment of South Africans. These foundations along with you and I are together in the fight against COVID-19, healing our loved ones, supporting the medical staff on the frontline and empowering freedom to live our lives to the fullest once again,” said Black Coffee.
According to Gloria Serobe, Solidarity Fund Chairperson said, “We are incredibly excited that the Solidarity Fund was Black Coffee’s choice for his live stream benefit concert tonight. This is exactly the type of unity in action that the fund is looking to inspire and evidence that the fund is there for all South Africans to unite in the fight against COVID-19”.
192 people were touched by his efforts following his live performance that was streamed on the 5th of April 2020 from 9pm. He managed to raise about $4,697 (R89,283.64) and committed himself to a residency of Livestream sessions to help fundraise and build awareness around COVID-19. Black Coffee also shared a link for people to donate what they can afford.