- Mikayla Simpson, aka Koffee, has become the 1st woman ever to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album
- Koffee won the award for her Reggae EP ‘Rapture’ released in 2019
- Koffee was born in 2000, raised by her single mother and taught herself how to play the guitar at the age of 12
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A young 19-year-old girl named Mikayla Simpson, popularly known as Koffee in the music industry, has become the first woman in the history of the world to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.
Face2FaceAfrica.com explains in a news report that Koffee won the award for her Reggae EP ‘Rapture’ released in 2019.
For 32 weeks, Koffee's biggest hit ‘Toast’ debuted at the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
It may be thought that the young lady probably came from a very rich home but that is not actually the case.
Reports indicate that Koffee was born in 2000 and raised by her single mother in Spanish Town, just at the outskirt of Kingston.
She sang in a church choir as a child and had to teach herself how to play the guitar at the age of 12.
Reports indicate that the talented young Koffee started writing lyrics in her early teens drawing inspiration from Jamaican reggae stars such as Chronixx and Protoje.
In the acceptance speech, the excited Koffee was extremely grateful to all the individuals who supported her in one way or another to get to the coveted position she just attained.
She thanked all the producers as well as everyone who worked closely with her on the music album that brought the groundbreaking success.
In conclusion, she added: “Ѕо І јuѕt wаnt tо ѕау thаt thіѕ оnе (hоldіng uр аwаrd) іѕ fоr аll оf uѕ; thіѕ оnе іѕ fоr rеggае, thіѕ оnе іѕ fоr Јаmаіса. Тhаnk уоu vеrу muсh аnd blеѕѕіngѕ.”
An earlier reported by YEN.com.gh had it that Louisa Enyonam Ansah, a woman born without arms has dedicated her life and resources to improving the lives of children living with disabilities through her role as a headmistress and also a leader of the Enyonam Short Foundation.
A video documentary by UTV indicates that Louisa won a presidential award for her massive exploits and she was also one of the top five winners of season five of the MTN Heroes of Change programme.
The hardworking and passionate woman at the community of Nsawam-Otoase in the Greater Accra who is reportedly in her mid-forties transforms the lives of disabled children. Many of them who used to be beggars on the streets have found a meaningful life from Louisa's exploits.
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