When her eight-year-old daughter Shantavia McDonald came home last Thursday evening complaining of a soreness in her eye, Charnelle Barnes had no idea that the situation was serious. However, by the time her child had woken up the following day, it was evident that something was wrong. Her eyes were swollen shut.
At four months pregnant, Marie* was out partying with friends in Bayshore, Harbour View, on November 23 when the unimaginable happened. Gunmen, masked as police officers and soldiers, invaded the party and began spraying bullets.
Born Mikayla Simpson on February 16, 2000, Koffee’s mission is to preserve Jamaica’s roots and culture in music and to empower the youth of her generation through her musical journey across the world. “I want to make a better world for the generation that's coming up, to promote love and peace, and even though I’m young, I feel that the Creator has blessed me with talent and wisdom to get the job done”. – Koffee.