Kaifi Khalil is a Pakistani singer and music composer who gained popularity when he appeared on the Pakistani music TV show Coke Studio Season 14 in which he collaborated as vocalist with the Pakistani rapper Eva B and Tambura player Abdul Wahab Bugti for the hit song Kana Yaari..Growing up in a humble household in the urban-slum area of Lyari, a locality notorious for its violence, gangsters, and drugs, Khalil developed an interest in music watching his musician father. Kaifi Khalil at his home in Lyari.To stay afloat after his fathers demise, Khalil pursued various odd jobs. Soon, the passionate musician bought a secondhand guitar using his savings and learned to play it through YouTube videos.He received his formal music training when a friend introduced him to MAD School, a performing arts academy in Karachi.In an interview, while talking about his initial struggles to learn music, Khalil said that he was bullied by the neighbourhood. He revealed that people would pull his guitar and call out teasy names on his way to music classes.At MAD School, under the guidance of artistic directors Nida Butt and Hamza Jafri, Khalil secured the opportunity to collaborate with various popular Pakistani musicians.In July 2015, he started a self-titled YouTube channel. He uploaded his first YouTube video, an acoustic cover of the Balochi song Mani Tawe Dost in November 2016. Soon, combining traditional Balochi music with modern music became Kaifi Khalils signature style of music. His YouTube channel features covers of numerous Balochi and Urdu songs.His association with the Non-profit Karachi-based organization I AM KARACHI, which promotes socio-cultural activities in Pakistan, provided him with numerous platforms to perform.He is the recipient of the I AM KARACHI HOPE AWARD (2016). Kaifi Khalils I AM KARACHI HOPE AWARD (2016).He also took part in the I AM KARACHI Music Festival (2016). Kaifi Khalil at I AM KARACHI Music Festival (2016).