Fafa is a 24-year-old Emirati/Honduran singer and songwriter based in Abu Dhabi who is passionate about telling stories through music. When she moved away from home to study abroad for university, she fell deeper in love with the blues and found herself in Chicago working on the style and learning alongside recording artists and producers. Her music is influenced by her own experiences and those of others who she has spoken to and was able to relate to throughout the years.
Her first single, Runnin’ (Can’t Stop Me) is about motivating yourself and stop being counterproductive. It’s about taking ownership of your excuses and downfalls and to keep moving forward even though you feel like you cant. Fafa has written other songs including Sky Cries With Me and Toxic Love and credits influences from Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Sia in helping shape her unique singing style. She finds pop music with deep messages particularly motivating.
In 2018 Fafa was titled the winner of the esteemed Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition, voted by a panel of judges and whittled down from ten talented finalists after receiving hundreds of entries.