Esona Maphumulo is the first son of Black Coffee, a Grammy Award-winning DJ and record producer. He was born on August 18th, 1999, and is currently 24 years old. Sona, as he is professionally known, is a DJ and music producer.
Esona Maphumulo began following in the footsteps of his father, Black Coffee, at a young age. He was always around him and seemed to have learned a lot from him. His father has set him up for a budding career in music by working together with him on some of his projects. Today, the young star has become famous for his disc-jockeying skills and has had both local and international gigs.
Esona Maphumulo’s Biography Summary
- Full name: Esona Maphumulo
- Nickname: Sona
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: August 18th, 1999
- Esona Maphumulo’s Age: 24 years old
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: South African
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christian
- Esona Maphumulo’s Parents: DJ Black Coffee (father)
- Siblings: Lilitha, Anesu, and Asante Maphumulo
- Esona Maphumulo’s Net worth: $100,000+
- Famous for: Being the first son of Black Coffee
- Twitter: @esonaaaaa
How Old Is Esona Maphumulo?
DJ Black Coffee‘s son, Esona Maphumulo is 24 years old. He was born on August 18th, 1999, and his Zodiac sign is Leo.
The talented DJ is often celebrated by his dad on his birthdays as the duo share a strong affinity. Black Coffee ensures that his son knows how much he loves him and makes it public by posting heartfelt messages for him on Instagram on his birthdays. He even hosts lavish parties for him sometimes and that was seen when Sona turned 21 in the year 2020.
Who Is Esona Maphumulo’s Mom?
Esona Maphumulo’s mother is unknown, and it is uncertain whether Black Coffee was married to her at the time Sona was born. However, in the IG post he shared on his son’s 18th birthday in August 2017, the acclaimed record producer disclosed that he had his first child, Esona Maphumulo at the age of 23.
— SONA (@esonaaaaa) June 19, 2022
He was a student then and had no job. Nevertheless, the period was one of the happiest moments of his life. The birth of his son motivated him and gave him a reason to chase all his dreams. Nkosinathi Maphumulo also revealed that his son’s mother named him Esona Sinokuhle.
Furthermore, between 2011 and 2019, Sona had a stepmother in the person of Enhle Mbali whom his father married in 2011 and they later divorced in 2019. His ex-stepmother is an actress, TV presenter, and fashion designer well-known for scoring the role of Lindi Mabaso in Rockville. After his father’s divorce, it was alleged that Esona Maphumulo didn’t get along with his stepmom.
Meet Esona Maphumulo’s Siblings
Although DJ Black Coffee is known to be a father of four children, he is said to have welcomed other children outside wedlock whilst married to Mbali. Hence, Esona Maphumulo’s known siblings are Lilitha Maphumulo, Anesu Maphumulo, and Asante Maphumulo.
Just like Esona, Lilitha’s mother is still unidentified, whereas, Asante and Anesu are the children Black Coffee had with his estranged wife, Enhle Mbali. While Anesu was born in 2012, Asante was born in the year 2015. Surprisingly, after Maphumulo’s split from Mbali, it was reported that he had other children with different women.
As of December 2019 when the news about his unknown two children broke out, they were reportedly 12 months old and 14 months old. Additionally, in that same month, a woman named Mimi Buthelezi claimed to share a 3-year-old daughter with the international DJ. However, Black Coffee has not denied or confirmed the report about his other unknown children.
Sona Has Had Many International DJing Gigs
Following in his father’s giant footsteps, Esona Maphumulo took to disc jockeying soon after completing his basic education. He was coached by his dad for a long time as both of them often attend his gigs and equally toured together. Since 2022, Esona has toured many countries performing sets.
“Vuka gogo masiy’ esontweni” pic.twitter.com/4J3dmRe60C
— SONA (@esonaaaaa) May 9, 2022
In July 2022, he performed at Club Chinois in Ibiza and also had a gig in both France and Mexico in January 2023. Two months later, he performed at an event held in the United Kingdom. Then in May 2023, he visited Monaco for a DJing gig. The 24-year-old has additionally performed at events held in South Africa’s popular cities, including Johannesburg.
Is DJ Black Coffee’s Son Taking His DJing Too Far?
Esona Maphumulo made headlines in April 2023 when he shared a video of himself performing a set with one hand (just like his father) at a party held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Though many people were impressed with his performance, a few others took to social media to criticize him for using one hand to perform when he is only at the early stages of his career and should be using both hands.
Sona, not finding the comments funny, quickly defended himself in a Twitter post. He explained that for a long time, he had made sure that of his hands were visible in the pictures he shared to avoid negative narratives. He, however, decided for once to hold his drink with his left hand and it became news, with several people attacking him.
Which Song Did Esona Maphumulo Produce For Drake?
Following the release of Drake’s 7th album, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ in June 2022, it was noticed that DJ Black Coffee was credited as the co-producer and co-writer of three songs from the album. Interestingly, Esona Maphumulo was also credited as the co-producer of one of the songs in the album titled, ‘Texts Go Green’.
“Texts Go Green”
Produced By SONA
— SONA (@esonaaaaa) June 17, 2022
Afterward, Sona’s dad explained that the Canadian rapper sent him the vocal for the song which was very uptempo. Hence, he struggled to make a beat for the song and eventually, his son helped him to produce a beat for it. ‘Texts Go Green’ did quite well on many music charts and Esona was proud of his achievement which he shared with his followers on Twitter. His father also congratulated him for attaining such a milestone.
Esona Maphumulo Was Appointed the Director of His Father’s Two Companies in 2022
In November 2022, Esona’s dad handed him executive roles at his two companies. Black Coffee made his son the director of the Black Coffee Foundation, having resigned from the role. Esona Maphumulo also was listed as the director of the Soulistic Agency, which represents his father. He is said to have signed under the agency before he was made the director.
Consequently, the 24-year-old DJ is on track to becoming one of the wealthiest young company executives in South Africa. He now helms the affair of the Black Coffee Foundation together with his aunt, Nomalungelo Amanda Dandala, and his paternal grandmother, Sindiswa Dandala, who work as the directors of the foundation.