Koffee was recognised at the annual Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence ceremony on Saturday night.

The Grammy-nominated Reggae singer received an award for her contribution to Arts and Culture.

“Grateful to receive the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture. Big up the other awardees and Mummy for collecting it for me. ❤️🇯🇲 #PMYAE2019
@AndrewHolnessJM,” the Toast singer wrote on Twitter.

19-year-old Koffee, real name Mikayla Simpson, was among the 87 persons who have been shortlisted for the Awards. The event forms part of Youth Month 2019 celebrations, and is observed under the theme ‘The Jamaican Youth are LIT – They Lead, Inspire and Transform Jamaica and our World’.

The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence was introduced in 1998 to recognise young Jamaicans who have excelled and contributed to national development.

It is open to all Jamaican nationals between 15 and 29 years old who are living in Jamaica and the diaspora, and who have attained excellence and world-class achievement.

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