The statement ‘Grammy Award Winner’ will forever be added to the bio of 19 year-old Jamaican fast rising singer Koffee real name Mikayla Simpson who beat her fellow nominees to the ‘Best Reggae Album’ award at the 62nd Grammys that were held at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Koffee’s EP titled ‘Rapture’ beat other albums by big Reggae singers like Julian Marley’s ‘As I Am’, ‘The Final Battle’ by Sly & Robbie vs Roots Radics and Sly and Robbie and Roots Radics, ‘Mass Manipulation’ by Steel Pulse and ‘More Work To Be Done’ by Third World to award
In a brief acceptance speech, Koffee thanked the producers and everyone who made sure ‘Rapture’ EP became what it is and also paid respect to Reggae singers Julian Marley, Steel Pulse, Sly and Robbie and Morgan Heritage whom she said she has learnt from as well as for their input in the Reggae industry.
“I want to pay my respect to Julian Marley, Steel Pulse, Sly and Robbie and Morgan Heritage for all the input that they have made in Reggae industry and in the music. I have learnt a lot from them and from other older people in the music industry that’s why I am here, that’s what brought us all here so I just want to say that this one is for all of us, this one is for Reggae, this one is for Jamaica” Said Koffee
With popular hit songs like ‘Ragga Muffin’, ‘Toast’ and ‘Rapture’ among others which have had some airplay in Uganda as well as making Ugandans dance to them, Koffee has without a doubt ‘come in like a Rapture’ and has fast become a force in the Reggae music industry.