Singaporean born Muhammad Namawi Ewan Bin Gunawan Rafael or popularly known as Awi Rafael started his career in Malaysia with the release of his first single, ‘Pulanglah’ which was self-composed and charted on Era FM charts for more than 6 weeks.
His collaboration with rapper, Altimet for the song, ‘Kalau Aku Kaya’ became one of the nation’s massive hits and won the 3rd place for Best Song Award at Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) in 2013 and Best Collaboration Artiste Award at Anugerah Planet Muzik in 2014.
A duet with veteran singer, Ayai called ‘Manusia Sempurna’ won himself another Best Collaboration Artiste Award at the 2016’s Anugerah Planet Muzik.
His latest single, ‘Rahasiaku’ released in 2019 is considered the most personal song that he has ever done throughout his career.
To date, he has released two studio albums, ‘Awi Rafael’ (2011) and ‘Asalkan Aku Ok!’ (2012) and is currently working on a new album.