Wafah Dufour, the estranged niece of Al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden, is planning to play a rare live gig in London after abruptly canceling a concert last month at her management company’s request. Celebrating the launch of a new issue of Vice magazine, Dufour’s dance/rock band is slated to perform at the Old Blue Last on March 19, NME reports.
Although Dufour’s father is Yeslam Bin Ladin, Osama’s half brother, she was born and raised in New York City and has no contact with most of her relatives who live in Saudi Arabia. “It’s really tough that I have to always explain myself,” Dufour told GQ a few years ago. “It’s like every time I meet someone, I have to move a huge mountain that’s in front of me, and sometimes I get tired.”
The singer/model also has plans to collaborate with the Atlanta-based Black Lips. Guitarist Cole Alexander told NME last month, “I’m not joking – she’s even talked to our manager. We’re really honoured… I read Osama is a fan of Whitney Houston so I’m thinking of sampling her on our hook-up to increase the likelihood of her playing it to him.”