Jamaican reggae singer Koffee, whose real name is Mikayla Simpson, 19, has been featured in an article in GQ Magazine. She has attracted the attention of important recording industry players, who have cited her combination of “caffeine and sunshine” style. According to fans, her music offers a lot of energy. She has already performed with reggae stars like Protoje and Chronixx, but she has only released five singles. Her first EP called “Rapture” will be released on March 14, 2019. Nonetheless, Koffee has been called one of reggae’s most exciting rising stars. In February 2019, she performed in front of a wildly enthusiastic crowd in Kingston, Jamaica, at the celebration honoring reggae icon Bob Marley on what would have been his 74th birthday.
The singer first caught the attention of reggae fans when she posted an acoustic tribute to Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion sprint legend, on YouTube in 2017. Presenting the song with great pride for her home country of Jamaica and Bolt’s achievements, the song went viral on Instagram. Since then, Koffee has amassed a loyal following of 190,000. Her single “Burning” followed and solidified her status as an up-and-coming star in the reggae universe.
She is focused on bringing a positive message through her music, in both sound and purpose, taking inspiration from reggae’s true roots. Her blending of “sunshine beats and lyrics” has led to her being called the Sister Nancy for Generation Z.
Critics recommend those unfamiliar with Koffee’s music to listen to her 2018 “Raggamuffin” track, which features bouncy beats and addresses issues including gun violence in Jamaica. “Throne,” her latest single, was released in January 2019 and has a slower pace than her other tunes, but retains a beat. Two more songs are set to be released along with her EP.
Image Courtesy: Koffee’s Instagram
Source: GQ Magazine