Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Koffee on Rihanna collab: 'I think something is coming'

Koffee (left) and Rihanna

Koffee (left) and Rihanna

The year 2019 has been a breakout one for Koffee. Last week, she got her first Grammy nomination and this week, the 19-year-old graced the cover of the Get Up Stand Up issue of i-D magazine‘s Winter 2019 issue.

In the accompanying interview, the Ardenne High school alum revealed that a collaboration with Rihanna might be in the making, although yet still unconfirmed.

“We’ve been playing around with some stuff. I think something is coming in the near future, but for now, I can’t confirm it,” Koffee was reported as saying. 

Toast, which is Koffee's biggest record to date, was featured in the US box office horror hit, Us, and got a major big up from Rihanna in a viral video that showed Rihanna and her best friend, Melissa Ford, in a car, 'bussing blanks' and asking the driver to 'pull up' the popular track as they sang along.

Rihanna is nearing the end of recording her highly anticipated dancehall album. She enlisted the services of several Jamaican producers and songwriters for the project, but so far there is no release date or title, except that it’s tentatively called R9.

In the meantime, Koffee's star continues to rise. Her latest collaboration, 'W', with US rapper Gunna, has racked up over 1.3 million views on YouTube since its release earlier this week.

She recently performed at a sold-out concert alongside Chronixx and his Zinc Fence Redemption Band at the Arena Birmingham on King Edward Road in the city, which has a huge Jamaican population. She was also given a full feature in the November 2019 issue of Essence magazine.

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