Burna Boy Talks Collabo With Koffee
When the African Giant crooner Burna Boy lost the 2020 Grammy World Music Category award to Beninese vocal powerhouse, Angelique Kidjo, he affirmed that he isn’t losing hope or grit in expanding his work this year. With a new song featuring recent Grammy winner, Mikayla Simpson, popularly called Koffee, in the works, it may seem that Burna is pursuing his post-Grammy resolutions.
The singer announced this informally by dropping a minute-long snippet of his self performing at his Grammy nomination celebration party in Los Angeles and recording new music with the reggae ‘ragamuffin’ sensation, Koffee, on his Instagram page. He is yet disclosed further information on the joint track.
It could be recalled that both individuals have publicly expressed profound interest in each other’s musical journeys, in recent times. In a July 2019 interview with U.S.-based magazine, The Atlantic, Burna tagged the Toast crooner as his ‘spiritual sister.’ Koffee had also affirmed in a tweet four months prior that she was eager to work with Burna boy.
Since her meteoric rise to fame, following an Instagram repost of her ode to Usain Bolt, by the Olympian athlete himself, in 2017, 19-year-old Koffee has since affirmed her position as a Jamaican musical powerhouse, by becoming the youngest Jamaican to win a Grammy award, as well as the first woman to win in the Best Reggae Album category she was nominated for, for her debut album Rapture.
With her signature ragamuffin style, succinctly flavoured with melodious and socio-conscious lyrics, Koffee previously demonstrated that she is very musically compatible with the Port-Harcourt born Burna Boy, after two breath-taking covers of Burna’s 2018 hit single Ye, in March 2019; the first during her first UK show and the latter on BBC’s 1xtra Live Lounge. Burna also remarked the impressiveness of the performance on his Instagram page during that period.