Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and television presenter born on October 27, 1990.
Falz music style is a blend of comic lyrics with contemporary hip hop in a faux of Yoruba accent.
He’s known for his ability to switch accents while infusing punchlines with words play in a way to attract listening ears.
His name Falz The Bahd Guy is a combination of ‘Falz’, a short form of his name Falana and ‘BAHD’ which means Brilliant and Highly Distinct.
Falz rose to fame with the single “Marry Me” featuring Yemi Alade and Poe.
He also proved that he’s truly a force to reckon with in the industry with numerous hit singles such as “Ello Bae”, “Karashika” featuring Chigul, not to mention “Wehdone Sir” and “Something Light” which became a street anthem and slang among music lovers.
Falz featured single on Simi’s “Jamb Question” and “Soldier Boy” also signifies that all his fame is not just a fluke, he’s extremely good at flowing well on any beat.
His creativity is simply top notch, his talent is on another level. Lets get to know more about Falz Biography, Family, Awards won, Movies he has featured on and his net worth.
Early Life & Background
Falz who was born and raised in Lagos state, originally hails from Ekiti state part of Nigeria.
He is the only child of his parents. Falz’s father, Femi Falana (Born December 30, 1958), is a popular legal practitioner and human rights activist while his mother, Funmi Falana is a lawyer and women’s rights activist.
He attended St Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ikeja for his primary education and Olashore International school, Osun state for his secondary education.
He studied law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom before he returned back to Nigeria to attend Nigerian Law School Abuja and called to bar in February 2012.
Falz started his career while in secondary school where he formed a group called “The School Boys” with his friends before he came through professionally as a music artist in 2009.
He released a single in 2011 titled “Waz Up Guy” and followed it up with “High Class” and “Currency” which helped him stand firm in the Nigerian music industry. He further released his first studio album “Wazup Guy” in 2014.
Falz rose to fame for his smash hit single “Marry Me” which enlist the vocals of the Nigerian diva, Yemi Alade and Poe and followed it up with another single titled “Ello Bae”.
He dropped his second studio album “Stories That Touch” on November 17, 2015.
He release his joint studio album “Chemistry” along with Simi on October 27, 2016. The EP comprises of 7 tracks as produced by Sess.
He also released a third album titled “27” on October 27, 2017 to celebrate his 27th birthday. The ’27’ album comprises of 17 tracks which include hit singles such as “Bahd Baddo Baddest”, “Something Light”, “Wehdone Sir” and so on. It also features A-list musicians including Davido, Olamide, Ycee, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Burna Boy and Terry Apala. Producers on the album include Sess, Maleek Berry and Studio Magic.
Falz released a music video for the song “This Is Nigeria” in May 2018, as inspired by American actor and comedian, Donald Glovers (also known as Childish Gambino). The video created a lot of controversies online as it highlights the many challenges Nigeria is facing such as bribery and corruption.
The talented rapper also released his fourth album “Moral Instruction” in 2019. The album comprises of 9 tracks with features from Demmie Vee, Chillz and Sess on the production.
Aside music, Falz is also an actor with his first role as Segun in Funke Akindele‘s “Jenifa’s Diary” television series. He has also starred in numerous movies such as Couple of Days, 10 Days in Sun City and so on.
He also has a clothing line named “Ello Bae” clothing.
Awards & Nominations
Falz has won numerous award such as:
- Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series at 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Viewers Choice Best New International Act at 2016 BET Awards
- Album of the Year for ‘Stories That Touch’ at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Afro Hip Hop Video for ‘Karashika’ at 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards (2016)
He has also got numerous nominations such as:
- Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘New Money’ at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (2018)
- Best Performer, Best Rap Album ’27’, Best Rap Single ‘Something Light’ at the Headies Award (2018)
- Best Rap Act of the Year, Best Album of the Year ‘Chemistry’ at 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Award.
- Alternative Artist of the Year at City People Music Award (2017)
Falz is not married but has rumored to be dating the Nigerian songstress, Simi. Moreover, it all turned out to be a work relationship between them.
The two amazing singers have worked on singles such as “Soldier Boy” and “Jamb Question. They also work on a joint album titled “Chemistry”.
Net Worth & Endorsement
Falz consistency and hardwork has paved way for him in the entertainment industry. He has a multi-million naira endorsement with MTN Nigeria, WellMallNG and recent one with Hennessy.
Falz is one of the most talented and influential artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $500,000 dollars.
Watch video for Falz “This Is Nigeria” below:
Falz Songs List
- Waz Up Guy
- Cool Party
- 123 feat. Oyinkansola
- High Class
- Toyin Tomato
- Marry Me Feat. Yemi Alade & Poe
- Pound Cake feat. Chyn
- Ello Bae
- Karashika feat. Phyno & Chigul
- Celebrity Girlfriend Feat. Reekado Banks
- Soldier Feat. Simi
- Bahd Baddo Baddest feat. Olamide & Davido
- Wehdone Sir
- Baby Boy
- Soft Work
- Something Light feat. Ycee
- La Fete
- Next Fet. Medikal & Maleek Berry
- Child of the World
- This Is Nigeria
- Hypocrite feat. Demmie Vee
- Sweet Boy
- Jenifa’s Diary
- Couple of Days
- 10 Days in Sun City
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
- New Money
- Chief Daddy
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