Recently taking social media by storm with her acoustic tribute to Usain Bolt, 17 years old Mikayla "Koffee" Simpson haunting and mesmerizing rich soulful voice as captured the attention of reggae music lovers worldwide.
Under the guidance of her manager Caniggia Palmer, Koffee recently released her official debut single and video "Burning". The reggae production on famed Upsetta Records "Ouji Riddim" also features such reggae stars as Grammy award singer Mykal Rose, billboard charting Busy Signal among others. Koffee the lone female on the riddim, stands out with her infectious delivery and prolific lyrics.
On a riddim filled with male established artists, Upsetta Records Thomas Dubee explained why they took a chance on the young budding star who had yet recorded professionally.
"Between the soulful depth of Koffee’s voice and her natural & humble vibes, you would never know Koffee was 17. Age was never a question or hesitation for us. We also never perceived working with Koffee as chance. The first time I heard Koffee’s voice, I did not make it through the entire song one time before emailing her camp for a chance to collaborate. We’re always keeping our ears out for new talent and I immediately knew producing any song by Koffee would result in greatness. Burning is a strong indication that intuition was accurate."