South African Producer and DJ, Black Coffee got his big break in 2015 after winning the “Breakthrough DJ Of The Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza. He has since played at some of the biggest festivals around the world and is an inspiration for all aspiring Prodcuers both locally and internationally. Not only is Black Coffee a successful Producer and DJ, he is also an innovative entrepreneur and owns a technology company called Flightmode Digital, the aim of which is to create and invest in technology companies.


At the SEAfrica Conference, which takes place on the 26th and 27th of September 2018 at Joburg Theatre, the General Manager of Flightmode Digital, Simukayi Mukuna, will be sharing his expertise with attendees, specifically focusing on the unique way in which the music industry can combine the uses of technology, finance and the digital creative process. Mukuna will present the highly talked about music streaming app called GongBox, the brain child of Black Coffee, and a first for Africa. Attendees are also in for a treat as they will have the opportunity to view an exclusive video featuring Black Coffee sharing the business model of Gongbox.


Founder and Chairman of SEAfrica, Peter Sibeko states: “We are honoured to be hosting Flightmode Digital at this year’s conference, and are thrilled that Simukayi and Black Coffee have chosen SEAfrica 2018 as one of the platforms to form part of the launch phase for this initiative. Simukayi’s insight into the digital sphere of the Industry and their grand plan to reinvent their business is amazing. It will benefit all those attending; industry and non-industry attendees.”


Along with this power house team, don’t miss other speakers like Comedianne and TV/Radio Personality Nina Hastie, International Choreographer and Entrepreneur Greg Maqoma, Production Consultant Rosie Motene, Comedians and Entrepreneurs Donovan Goliath, David Kau and Takunda Bimha, Vice President of Airco Stanley Khoza, Attorney Rohan Isaacs, Artistic Director of Joburg City Theatres Makhaola Ndebele, Investor Relations Manager at SAICA Enterprise Development Sibusiso Nkosi, CEO of Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Marcus Desando.


SEAfrica 2018, is part of the International Arts Alive Festival, and is brought to you by C-Major Productions in partnership with Joburg Theatre, The City of Joburg, AIRCO and Waka Agency. This is the 4th SEAfrica (Showbiz Entertainment Africa) Conference and takes place at Joburg Theatre on the 26th and 27th of September 2018.


The SEAfrica Conference not only seeks to connect the various entertainment industries through a series of conference sessions and workshops, but it also encourages service providers and companies to exhibit at the Conference. This also encourage future business collaborations for a growing, thriving and financially viable industry.


Any business or individual looking to exhibit their product or service can do so by emailing Nhlanhla Ncwana on or call +2710 110 7560


Event info:

Conference ticket price – Only R290 (for the two days)

Exhibition access – Free entry (Register online on the home page)


Conference bookings: Click here ( or contact the help desk on: 0861 670 670


Interested in getting involved as a sponsor or partner, call: +27 72 269 5211


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Showbiz Entertainment Africa’s (SEAfrica) aim is to connect the various entertainment industries through this networking space, via the various conference sessions, exhibitions, and workshops that this two-day conference offers, and to encourage future business collaborations to ensure a growing, thriving and financially viable industry.


The SEAfrica conference is the only event in Africa dedicated to the development and growth of the Entertainment industry. It is the ultimate business meeting place for talent, managers, entrepreneurs, business and other role players in the entertainment industry to stay ahead of the dynamic and ever changing industry. A visit to SEAfrica exposes one to show business proven approaches, trends, market disruptions, and other strategic challenges.



Simukayi heads up Flightmode Digital, a venture setup by Black Coffee to create and invest in technology companies. His current focus is the launch of GongBox a digital music streaming service that will launch in the last quarter of 2018. Given his diverse background Simukayi brings a unique perspective to the music industry that combines technology, finance and the digital creative process. He cofounded  Wabona a streaming service for African Movies, TV shows and Documentaries. He also worked at WeChat Africa facilitating the greater adoption and use of the product within Multichoice Africa.



Black Coffee, is a South African record producer and DJ. He began his career around 1995 and has released five albums as well as a live DVD. Black Coffee had his big break shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the “Breakthrough DJ Of The Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, a few weeks after the release of his fifth studio album, Pieces Of Me.