WAFIA is Wafia Al-Rikabi, an astonishing young songwriter and singer from Brisbane. Minimal in structure and delicate in her approach, Wafia takes influence from her Middle Eastern background to deliver downtempo hip hop and soulful electronic pop. Since the release of her cover of Mario’s Let Me Love You, back in late 2012 which has amassed 5 million Soundcloud plays to date, Wafia has gone on to collaborate with Japanese Wallpaper on Breathe In, Charles Murdoch, Kak and Taku on Frogs and more recently again with Taku with their cover of Kanye West and Estelle’ s American Boy. The Pair continued to collaborate in the live arena, playing a special performance at New York’ s MoMA PS1in the early part of 2105. She dropped her acclaimed debut EP XXIX in late 2015.