Koffee will have a chance to make history this evening. The Jamaican princess is the only female among the nominees for the 2020 Reggae Grammy Award, a fete that has never been achieved by a female solo performer.
Sharon Marley, Puma Jones and Cedella Marley have all won the Reggae Grammy Award but they all did so as part of groups that had lead male singers. Sharon and Cedella won it as part of The Melody Makers where the number one Israeli apartheid supporter, Ziggy Marley, was the lead singer. The late Puma won it as part of Black Uhuru where that group’s lead singer was Michael Rose.
For Koffee to win the Reggae Grammy Award and make history tonight, she will have to beat out the likes of Julian Marley, Steel Pulse, Sly and Robbie and the Damian “Junior Gong” produced album by Third World.
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Koffee’s EP Rapture has what it takes to be a Reggae Grammy Award winner even though it only contains 5 songs and is 15 minutes long, the bare minimum to meet Grammy qualifications. The EP contains Toast the biggest reggae dancehall hit of 2019 and the 4 other songs are also chart topping gems.
Dancehall and Reggae fans are cheering for Koffee but with a Marley album, a Marley produced album and the Jewish influence on the Grammy awards; you can never tell. We will wait and see.
Reggae Grammy nominees
As I Am. Julian Marley.
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics. Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics.
Mass Manipulation. Steel Pulse.
More Work To Be Done. Third World.