I am awaiting for my friend. (Incorrect)
I am waiting for my friend. (Correct)
Speakers often mention what or who they have been waiting for.
- Who are you waiting for?
- I am waiting for my friend.
It is not followed by the preposition for.
It takes an inanimate object.
- He is awaiting your reply.
The object of await is not a person and the word await is used in letters, emails and poetry.
Mary is awaiting me. (Incorrect)