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Koffee features on Obama's favourite songs of 2020 list


Grammy award-winning reggae star, Koffee, has been featured on former United States President Barack Obama's favourite songs of 2020 list.

In a tweet from his official Twitter account on Saturday, the former president credited his daughter, Sasha, for helping him to craft the list.

"Here are some of my favorite songs of the year. As usual, I had some valuable consultation from our family music guru, Sasha, to put this together. I hope you find a new song or two to listen to," Obama tweeted.

On the list of 30 songs is the collaboration between British rapper J Hus and Koffee entitled 'Repeat', which was released in February of this year.

Its another major boost for the 20-year-old Spanish Town native, born Mikayla Simpson, who started the year off on a high when she won the Best Reggae Album at the 2020 Grammys, making her the first woman to take home the award and the youngest person to do so.

Koffee's EP, 'Rapture', beat out projects by Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie and Roots Radics, Steel Pulse and Third World in securing the coveted award.

Dubbed one of reggae's new hope by several persons in the music industry, Koffee was catapulted into the local music space and the international spotlight with her single 'Toast', her biggest record to date which featured on a another Obama favourite list - his 44 song Summer Playlist of 2019.

Other singers making it on the Obama's favourite songs of 2020 list include modern-day hitmakers Dua Lipa, Mac Miller, Bad Bunny, H.E.R., Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion and Jhené Aiko.

Interestingly, one of the songs leading the playlist is Stallion and Beyoncé's hit, 'Savage Remix.''

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