Mikayla Simpson, better known as Koffee, is a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, rapper, deejay and guitarist from Spanish Town, Jamaica. She released her debut single, “Toast”, in 2018, and in 2019 signed with Records.Last week, budding Jamaican artist Koffee had the internet buzzing when she performed an impressive rendition of Burna Boy’s ‘Ye,” also known as the Nigerian National Anthem, during her first ever London show.
Folks online responded excitedly to the 19-year-old singer’s cover—it even got a cosign from Burna himself, who shouted the artist out in an Instagram post, and hinted at a possible collaboration in the near future.Luckily, for those of us who weren’t present to catch the full version of Koffee’s cover, the singer took to 1xtra Live Lounge recently for an energetic set, that included her cover of “Ye.”
In a commanding performance, the singer runs through the entire song, delivering the Pidgin and Yoruba lyrics with ease and adding more of the Patois flair apparent in Burna Boy’s sound.
Koffee’s EP “Rapture” is out now, and it’s a must-listen, if you haven’t already.