E028 - Wafia (Electronic R&B Singer-Songwriter)


Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, electronic-R&B singer-songwriter Wafia has already released two critically-acclaimed EPs and a collaborative EP in under three years.

Her latest EP, XIIImarks a maturity in her songwriting as she touches on the Syrian refugee crisis, embracing her sexuality, and dealing with heartache.

We sat down with Wafia before her sold-out show at the Drake Hotel to discuss what it's like to  tour the United States as an artist of Arab descent, how her music caught the attention of  Pharrell, and her favourite songs to make up and break up to.

Spotify Playlist

Featuring: Wafia, Ben Abraham, Beyonce, Andre 3000, Destiny's Child, Wyclef Jean, TLC, Ms. Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, Ta-ku, Lionel Richie, Ne-Yo, Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D., Rhianna, Drake, Majid Jordan, Prince, SZA, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, Atu, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, and Mario.


Further Listening

Jeff Woo