The Grammys took place earlier today January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Koffee, whose real name is Mikayla Simpson gave one of the best speeches ever after winning the ward, in showing gratitude Koffee said: “Blessings everyone, thank you so much… at first i would like to thank the producers and everyone who made Rapture what it is today..” Koffee went on to pay respect to the other nominees and also explain that they all helped her throughout her career.
In closing of her Speech, Koffee said: “this one is for all of us, this one is for reggae this one is for Jamaica”.
See her full Speech below!
Koffee who is the youngest solo Reggae act to have ever been nominated in the category. Has five songs that was included in “Rapture” and they were truly powerful; they met the necessary requirements that made them eligible to be nominated.
The young artiste who seemed to pop up out of nowhere, has enjoyed huge success and even replaced Vybz Kartel as the Jamaican artiste with the most streams outside the island.
The streaming service YouTube reported that Koffee’s ‘Toast’ holds the number one spot. It is the most streamed single with 3.91 million streams over the past 12 months.
The ceremony was shrouded in sadness after news broke earlier that NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash.