Koffee Come In Like A Rapture!!
Written by No Requests Show on 16/10/2020
Now you know with the “No Requests show” being hosted by two Island girls full of black girl magic we couldn’t go through October without mentioning black history month. This year, we have decided to highlight the achievements of our fellow West Indians both born here in the UK and overseas.
So we’re not sure about you but usually when people say they’re going to focus on influential black people for black history month, it tends to focus on the achievements of our ancestors and the older generations, but truth be told history is being made every day. While we want to preserve our rich history, we also want to give flowers to the up and coming people who are currently making their mark on popular culture while flying the flag for Caribbean culture. That being said, today we are going to highlight an amazing rising star in the reggae and dancehall community.
Mikayla Simpson or as we know her “Koffee” is a talented, young reggae artist born and raised in Jamaica, this skilled songstress released her debut single “Burning” in 2017 but has already made history within the community. Last year, in 2019 Koffee became the youngest person ever to win a Grammy award for best reggae album for her debut EP “Rapture” (deep she hasn’t even released an album yet, she won this Grammy for a 5 track EP!). Not only has Koffee made history for being the youngest person ever to win this Grammy but she is also the only woman to have ever won best reggae album, talk about black girl magic! Koffee is definitely an inspiration for young musicians worldwide while simultaneously representing Jamaican culture and we can’t wait to see what she does next.