Emmanuel Ramaliba, better known as Dj Ricoffy or DJ Black Coffee‘s lookalike recently released his debut album.
The likeness between Dj’s Black Coffee and Ricoffy left Twitter in shock early last year and the upcoming said people have been confusing him for Black Coffee for as long as he could remember.
Not only does he look like the international acclaimed DJ Black Coffee, but he was also inspired by him to join the music industry. Dj Ricoffy recently released his debut album titled “The year 2018.”
Prior to the release of his album, he released a hit single, “Days of your life” featuring Venanpha. The single was well received by local club DJs and it became a hot favourite on almost every DJ’s playlist.
HOW DID THE NAME DJ RICOFFY CAME
“All my life I’ve been told, like everywhere I went, that I really look like Black Coffee. Then one day as I was setting up to play at some place outside my town, one guy shouted ‘Hey DJ Ricoffy!’ and it stuck. I’m not just Black Coffee‘s look-alike, I’m following in his steps,” he says.
Dj Ricoffy hails from the dusty streets of Tshitereke Village, outside Thohoyandou. He said since he had started making music his biggest challenge had always been that he was not well known, and he had no proper instruments and music equipment. Dj Ricoffy’s proudest moment was when DJ Black Coffee retweeted his post, telling the people to “meet DJ Ricoffy.”
Emmanuel Ramaliba is also a qualified Electrical Engineer at Venda TVET. People interested in his music can get his album at Thohoyandou Cash Crusaders.
Ricoffy said he aspired to be like the “the great” DJ Black Coffee and his biggest dream come true would be to meet the man and get a few pearls of wisdom.