Why Koffee & Burna boy should collaborate on an album



Before Burna Boy would become a global sensation, before Rihanna would vibe to one of Burna Boy’s songs on Instagram live: Before his song “Ye” would become a global hit and get spun in America from Skrillex, DJ Snake and Mustard, he was just an average Nigerian from Port Harcourt. And while most people love him for his style of music, creativity, and how he made it out of the streets, a lot of people are also proposing that he makes a collabo with Koffee, who has over the last decade, been a force to reckon with in the global music industry. And so today, we will be looking at the reasons why a collabo between Burna Boy and Koffee would be the perfect combination. But before we get into that, let’s first have a look at these two amazing artists, look into their backgrounds, and find out why they should collaborate on an album. So without any further ado, let’s get started!


Who is Burna Boy?


Burna Boy is one of the biggest global Afro pop stars, he has a unique blend of genres, sounds and an uncanny ability to create melodies that resonate with people around the world. And if you don’t know Burna Boy, then you should probably check him out. He’s worked with the likes of Future, YG and even Beyoncé. Simply put, he has done well for himself. But before all of this, Burna was just a kid making beats on a bootleg version of Fruity Loops for his classmates.


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, was born on July 2, 1991 in Garden City, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He attended Montessori International School for his primary education. In an interview with Fader in 2015, he says. “Growing up, music has always surrounded me, my parents always played music around the house”. His dad would play Super Cat and Ninja Man along with vinyl records every single Sunday. He also told Fader: “my dad probably didn’t even know it, but he got me into reggae. The first reggae song I heard was in his car. I remember he bought an old school V Boot Mercedes and it was one of the first cars that could play CDs at the time. The first CD we had was a mix of different types of dancehall”.


His mom’s name is Anita Baker. His Uncle, who was younger, introduced him to Naughty By Nature. Plus, his grandfather managed Fela Kuti, who was a Nigerian musician that many people call the pioneer of Afrobeat music. So it is safe to say, he was also a massive influence on a young Burna. He also opened his ears to rock bands, singers and musicians of all types. Burna and his mother are extremely close, and his mother actually became his manager later on. Today, Burna has won quite a few of awards and nominations. In 2019, he won Best International Act at the BET Awards, and was announced as Apple Music's Up Next artist. Also in 2019, his fourth studio album African Giant; won Album of the Year at the All Africa Music Awards, he was also a nominee for the Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.


List of Burna Boy Top Songs


· Like to Party- 2012

· Tonight- 2012

· Run My Race- 2013

· Yawa Dey - 2013

· Touch Your Toes Remix- 2013

· Celebrate- 2013

· Won Da Mo- 2013

· Don Gorgon- 2014

· Check & Balance- 2014

· Soke- 2015

· Follow me- 2015

· Koni Baje- 2017

· De Ja Vu- 2017

· Gabon- 2018

· On the Low- 2018

· Killin Dem- 2019 • Zlatan & Burna Boy

· Dangote- 2019

· Anybody- 2019

· Pull Up- 2019

· Money Play- 2019


Check Him out on spotify as well



Who is Koffee?


Koffee, also known as Mikayla Simpson, was born on the 16th of February, 2000. She is a Jamaican reggae singer, rapper songwriter, deejay and guitarist from Spanish Town, Jamaica. Her first debut single was released in 2017, under the title "burning". And in the year 2019, she signed with Columbia Records, and soon after her EP Rapture album that was released the same year. Following its release, she won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. This made Koffee the youngest person and only woman to be awarded in the Best Reggae Album category. Also, Koffee's December 2018 single "Raggamuffin" called out gun violence and governmental neglect of the youth in Jamaica, which earned her a spot on BBC Radio 1Xtra record books, after naming her one of its "Hot for 2019" artists.


List of Koffee’s Top Songs


· Raggamuffin

· Throne

· Didn't Mean to Turn You On

· Do You See

· Rapture

· Toast

· Weekend Thing


Check her out on spotify


So, having known a little about both artists, why do we think they would be a good match on an album?


Why Burna Should Collaborate with Koffee


It’s an obvious fact that there is this common premise between Burna and Koffee, and that is in their style of music; reggae rejuvenation. Starting from the physical similarities, they both have dreadlocks, have similar vocal styles and both believe in making unique sounds. A clear example of how well they would blend could be seen when Koffee made a cover on Burna Boy’s song “Ye”, in the 1Xtra Live lounge. If you listened to it you’d agree that her and burna are on a similar wavelength. And that’s why, a collabo between these two gifted artists would be the best thing to happen to both Afrobeats & reggae fans worldwide.



Plus, Burna has always shown an interest in having a collaboration with koffee. In fact, as noted from a reliable source, the 2020 Grammy Award Nominee and the Award winning Jamaican singer are teaming up together on a song to give their fans the Jamaican-Nigerian flavour.


We really hope this pans out!


So, what’s your take on this? Do you think it’s possible for a collaboration like this to happen? And if so, would it be a world hit or some other flops like the ones that were highly anticipated over the last decades? We’d love to know your opinion in the comment section below, cheers!

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