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  • Writer's pictureKristine England


Australian singer-songwriter Wafia Al-Rikabi didn’t intend to pursue a career in music. She was studying biochemistry in college when she began writing songs. Music eventually won the battle, and Wafia embraced her new calling with vigor, releasing several singles and EPs over the past few years.

"Let Me Love You," was the first to gain traction when it received nearly 5 million streams on SoundCloud. She signed to indie label Future Classic and released her first EP in 2015, XXIX. Her music is intensely personal, whether she’s writing about her own heartbreak over a failed romance or the fate of her family, refugees who were turned away from Australia.

Her song, I’m Good, received widespread critical praise and earned the number 14 spot on 14 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2018 list. Her most recent single is “Flowers & Superpowers.” released last month.




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