BET award winner Black Coffee.

Black Coffee has become the first South African artist to win a BET Award in the category: Best International Act - Africa.

The awards were held on Saturday in Los Angeles, where the DJ beat out the likes of AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Diamond Platnumz, MzVee, Serge Beynaud, Wizkid and Yemi Alade. Wearing a green suit, the DJ, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, thanked South African fans for their support.

Soon after news of the award spread, the DJ was inundated with messages of support from fans and fellow musicians.

“Congratulations @RealBlackCoffee God Bless you & thank you for inspiring us, your journey means so much. Well deserved,” wrote Cassper Nyovest.