Mikayla Simpson, popularly known as Koffee, is a Jamaican singer, rapper/DJ, and guitarist from Spanish Town, Jamaica.
She’s definitely a fan of Burna Boy as the rest of us, posting a snippet on her Instagram.
Just like the caffeinated beverage drink, she’s named after, Koffee’s brand of dancehall-inspired rap-pop hits you with a jolt. The 18-year-old Jamaican is inspired by reggae icons Protoje and Super Cat and her sound has a sleeker, more electronic feel, pitting Anti-era Rihanna-ish melodies against a smoky dub backdrop, packed with echoing vocals and skittering beats.
She made history when her debut EP, Rapture, entered the number-one spot on the coveted chart. Although the production dropped to the number-three position this week, her accomplishment is an indication that the world is paying attention to fresh talent.
Koffee’s Rapture has five tracks, three of which were pre-released ( Toast, Throne and Raggamuffin). The other two tracks are Blazin, featuring Jane MacGizmo, and the title track, Rapture.
She recently did a cover of Burna Boy’s “Ye” on BBC one extra and it was explosive.
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