Black Coffee Pledges His Support To Funding Students In The Creative Arts. Not long ago, students in South Africa were protesting for free education creating #feesmustfall. South African artists also joined in the protest while others suggested ways to help students with their funds. Black Coffee also partnered with Laduma Ngxokolo and Nelson Makamo in founding Fam Academy( Fashion Art Music), a 21st century academy cultivating contemporary African creatives.
aduma Ngxokolo of the fashion house Maxhosa Africa, Nelson Makamo a contemporary artist and founder of Nelson Makamo Studios, and music producer and DJ Black Coffee in partnership with Feenix aim to raise R3 million to fund students in creative disciplines.
Taking to Twitter, Black Coffee said that students in the arts are the most neglected when it comes to funding, as a result, he announced an initiative that caters for funding students in the creative arts, also announcing that they have his support. “There’s an ongoing battle here in South Africa in regards to student funding — students in the creative arts are especially at risk as the lack of investment in our talented youth will affect the future of our nation. Know that I support all of you in need,” wrote the internationally recognised music producer.
Back Coffee also challenged music recording label, Gallo records, and a few artists to also contribute in the initiative. “I pledge my support and have donated and now, I nominate @GalloRecordsSA, Lebi Bosei, Justin Divaris, & @OskidoIBelieve to do the dame and use #FAMTagYouIt,” wrote Black Coffee.
“Join the @famacademy_ in partnership with @Feenix_org with my bro’s @nelsonmakamo and @LadumaNgxokolo and donate now via any of our payment facilities Snapscan, Zapper or direct deposit into Feenix: https://feenix.org,” wrote the DJ.
In order to qualify, you must be a South Africa citizen/permanent resident/refugee or asylum seeker, registered at a public South African university, have current or historical debt owing to your university, your combined household income must be under R600k per year, have a certified copy of your identity document, and have an official fee statement that is not older than 30 days.