Young Grammy award-winning superstar Koffee returned to Jamaica on Monday (Feb 3) to much fanfare, meeting with Prime Minister Andrew Holness among other government officials.
Hosted at Jamaica House, the two shared a warm embrace as Holness hailed Koffee as reggae’s next big ambassador before presenting her with a streamertail hummingbird shadow box from local artisan Antillean Charm.
“This Afternoon, I received a courtesy call from @originalkoffee. I am extremely proud of Koffee’s historic achievement; having someone as youthful and creative as her with such powerful melodies that are appealing to everyone is impeccable for our music and culture,” Holness tweeted.
“Congratulations Koffee! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Keep it burning!” the Prime Minister added.
Born Mikayla Simpson, Koffee, 19, officially became the youngest and first-ever woman recipient of the Grammy award in the Best Reggae Album category on Sunday, January 26 at the STAPLES Centre in Los Angeles.
Koffee, besting a quality batch of nominees, was awarded the Grammy for her debut EP Rapture.
The young musician has been super busy gracing magazine covers in the United States since copping the historic Grammy, just returning to the island since last Sunday.
Welcome back, Koffee!