Koffee Quick Info
Height5 ft 3 in
Weight45 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 2000
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Koffee is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and guitarist who has released a number of tracks, albums, and extended plays which include the likes of RaptureGifted, Raggamuffin, Burning, BlazinToast, W (ft. Gunna), PressureLockdown, Pressure (Remix) (ft. Buju Banton), West Indies, Shine, and Pull Up.

Born Name

Mikayla Victoria Simpson

Nick Name

Koffee

Koffee as seen during a video shoot in 2020
Koffee as seen during a video shoot in 2020 (Mykal Cushnie / YouTube / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Jamaica

Residence

Jamaica

Nationality

Jamaican nationality

 

Education

Koffee studied at Ardenne High School, a coeducational, first-to-sixth-form secondary school located in St. Andrew, Jamaica. She learned music theory and vocal technique in her high school choir.

Also, she taught herself how to play the guitar at the age of 12.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Guitarist

Family

  • Mother – She was an occasional actor, a Seventh-day Adventist, and a Ministry of Health employee.

Manager

Koffee has been signed with Sony Music, Record Label, New York, United States.

Genre

Pop, Melodic Rap, Trap, Dancehall, Reggae

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

Promised Land/Columbia Records

Build

Slim

Koffee as seen in an Instagram post in November 2021
Koffee as seen in an Instagram post in November 2021 (Koffee / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

45 kg or 99 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Thin frame

Koffee as seen while posing for a picture in Kingston, Jamaica in December 2018
Koffee as seen while posing for a picture in Kingston, Jamaica in December 2018 (Koffee / Instagram)

Koffee Facts

  1. Initially, she was musically inspired by her mother’s religious background.
  2. She won a school talent show at Ardenne High School in 2016 but was unaware of the fact that the informal show at which she performed in her school cafeteria had been an audition.
  3. Koffee signed with Columbia Records UK in 2018.
  4. She released her debut extended play Rapture on March 14, 2019, via Columbia Records and its tracklist includes ToastRapture, Blazin (ft. Jane Macgizmo), Raggamuffin, and Throne. It peaked at number #1 on the US Reggae Albums (Billboard) chart as well as won the award for the “Best Reggae Album” at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2020. With this, she became the youngest person (at the age of 19) and the only woman to be awarded in the “Best Reggae Album” category. After being nominated, Koffee stated, “I’m very honored, I’m very happy and very satisfied. I put a lot of work into my first project and to see that it has been recognized on this level has really fulfilled me so I’m very thankful.”
  5. Her song W (ft. Gunna) was released in 2019 and it peaked at number #82 on the UK Singles Chart as well as was certified ‘Silver’ by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The song was also featured on the fictional iFruit Radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.
  6. It was announced on November 13, 2019, that Koffee would serve as an opening act for Harry Styles on select dates of the North American leg of his 2020 Love On Tour and it was announced on December 3 that she would serve as an opening act for the Latin American leg.
  7. On March 25, 2022, she released her debut studio album titled Gifted through Promised Land Recordings and Columbia Records. It consists of songs such as DefendShineRun Away, Gifted, Lonelyx10Where I’m FromWest Indies, and Pull Up. It peaked at number #2 on the US Reggae Albums (Billboard) chart.
  8. Koffee’s album Gifted received critical acclaim and NME praised Koffee’s “effortless vocals, smart lyricism and obvious ability to craft new bangers” while Rolling Stone praised the album as “a portrait of a brilliant young artist keenly aware of the miracles that lift her up”. Also, the album was nominated in the “Best Reggae Album” category at the Grammy Awards in 2023.
  9. Some of her musical influences include Oje Ken Ollivierre (popularly known as Protoje), Jamar Rolando McNaughton (popularly known as Chronixx), William Anthony Maragh (also known as Super Cat), and Nathaniel Thompson (known as Giggs).
  10. As a featured artist, Koffee has been a part of songs such as Cyanide (Remix) by Daniel Caesar, Repeat by J Hus, and Gimme by Sam Smith.

Featured Image by Mykal Cushnie / YouTube / CC BY 3.0 DEED