South African DJ Black Coffee is getting backlash on social media after sharing a poster for his birthday celebration gig Deep In The City where he used DJ Euphonik’s persona “Themba” instead of his commonly known name in the line-up.
— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) March 10, 2021
The backlash follows the recent allegations the DJ had earlier in the year.
Twitter users have blasted Black Coffee for working with a man who was accused of gender-based violence. They have also suggested that Dj Black Coffee is trying to hide that it’s him who will be playing at his event.
When will you guys ever learn that people on Twitter are not stupid? https://t.co/A9PrTTQjCn
— Super-Straightphobic ???? (@miss_anathea) March 11, 2021
You thought we wouldn’t notice Ephonik there because you referred to him by his government name, Themba? https://t.co/t0yPyfmzrJ
— OD (@oddeomontle) March 10, 2021
— 林鬼 (@Lehlooohonolo) March 10, 2021
The very thought of dragging and bringing people down gives witches of this App serious adrenaline rush. What crime did Black coffee commit by including Euphonik in the Line up ? Some are saying he’s trying to trick people by referring to him as Themba instead of Euphonik, wow ! pic.twitter.com/Y2FElN9I8S
— ⭐️? KhweziLomso ?✨ (@Bongani_Wale) March 11, 2021
Ke mang Themba? pic.twitter.com/5GedfUPBEo
— Arbie? (@Arbieworldwide) March 10, 2021
When did the Themba persona begin?
Themba [Euphonik] exploded onto the global dance scene in 2018 with a series of high-profile gigs and music launches, this is according to his profile on music platform beatport. Themba has been based in Ibiza for the past two years and joined the Brixton 02 Academy in London in early 2019.
The official Themba Instagram account is verified and has over 50, 000 followers.