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Watch Black Coffee Perform With Jorja Smith for the First Time in Ibiza

Black Coffee is living his best life in Ibiza.

South African house DJ Black Coffee is living his best life in Ibiza, where he's a resident DJ at the club Hi Ibiza.


In a clip he shared on Twitter, the DJ can be seen performing to a hyped up crowd. In that same video, Coffee gets to meet UK singer Jorja Smith, who he appeared with on “Get It Together,” a song from Drake’s More Life playlist project released earlier this year.

“You sound amazing on the song,” Coffee tells Smith who responds, “Thank you so much.”

The two musicians get to perform “Get It Together” for the first time together to a crowd that seems to love every moment of it. Just like you, we wish we were there, too.

Watch the video below:

For more revisit our list of the best South African house classics here.

Interview

Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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