Reggae Artiste Koffee is Celebrated with Post-Grammy Celebration Event in Jamaica

Koffee and her mother Jo-Anne Williams

"Gratitude is a Must"  

This is one of the lines of the popular Reggae hit-single "Toast" by Jamaican artiste Koffee, which seems to be her life's mantra.

Koffee who's given name is Mikayla Simpson recently won "Best Reggae Album" for her Rapture EP at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. At the age of 19 years old, the artiste is the youngest to have won the award in this category.

In her succinct yet heartwarming speech at the GRAMMY's, she expressed gratitude for the win and showed her respect to the other nominees in this category who she sites as inspiration for her drive in the Music Industry. She ended her speech with a few words that will forever be etched in the mind and hearts of Jamaicans and music professionals worldwide.

"This one is for all of us .. This one is for Reggae... This One is for Jamaica"


The newly-minted Grammy winner was a few evenings ago celebrated at MECA inside Marketplace after returning from L.A.

Nadine Sutherland

Queen Ifrica
The event saw some of Jamaica's top music industry professions, well wishes as well as her closest friends and family. Among those in attendance were: Asafa Powell, Beenieman, Popcaan, Nadine Sutherland, Queen Ifrica, Kabaka Pyramid, Gary Matalon and Joe Bogdanovich just to name a few.

The musical stylings of noted DJs Bambino and Chromatic along with delightful food choices from Pink Apron made for a great evening.

As the clock struck a few minutes after 10pm, the room went into a frenzy when the artiste made her way to the stage area. Soon after, Media Personality, ZJ Sparks made her way onstage to introduce Koffee (who stood a few feet away) as she got to the heart of the event.

Sparks then invited individuals on stage to offer words of inspiration to the singer. Among these individuals was Krystal Tomlinson who gave a "Toast" where she praised the singer for winning a Grammy in a short space of time and the contribution she has made to the music industry with her positive lyrics and song choices.

Next, was the singer's mother Jo-Anne Williams who earned the title "Mama Percolator" who spoke on how daughters' talent and how important it is to support your child and to nurture and understand their gift.

The night ended with the singer making her appearance on stage to give a heartfelt speech where she thanked her mother as the constant support and drive in her life and also a special thank you to her brother, her team as well as Usain Bolt who was the first person to share her video on Instagram. Also in her speech was special thanks to Chronixx and Protege for whom she cites as her biggest source of inspiration.

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