Folarin Falana, born October 27, 1990, better known as Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and actor who started his career while in secondary school with the group “The School Boys”. He came into prominence after releasing the song “Marry Me” featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade.
|Full Name:||Folarin Falana|
|Date of Birth:||October 27, 1990 (31 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Mushin|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Occupation:||Rapper & Actor|
Early Life and Education
Falz was born to prominent lawyers and human rights activists Funmi and Femi Falana in the Mushin local government area of Lagos State.
After graduating from the Nigeria Law School in Abuja, he was called to bar in 2012.
Falz attended St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School in Ikeja and Olashore International School in Osun State for his primary and secondary education.
The talented rapper holds an LLB honors degree in law from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
Falz began his professional career as a musician in 2009, after founding a group named “The School Boys” with a friend while still in secondary school.
Falz debuted with the tune “Wahz Up Guy” in 2011, followed by “High Class” and “Currency,” which cemented his place in the Nigerian music scene.
He gained popularity after releasing the song “Marry Me,” which featured Poe and Yemi Alade on vocals.
Falz The Bahd Guy currently runs Bahd Guys Records, an independent record company.
In 2014, he released his debut album Wazup Guy. In 2015, he released his second album, Stories That Touch. He released 27 in 2017 to mark his 27th birthday and Moral Instruction, his fourth studio album, in 2019.
Falz celebrated his 27th birthday by releasing a new album titled 27 on October 27, 2017. Because it was not publicized before to its release, this was a surprise album.
There were 17 songs on the album, including smash singles like “Bhad Baddo Baddest,” “Wehdone sir,” and “Something light.”
Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Sir Dauda, Medikal, Terry Apala, and Ycee were among the performers on the album with Sess serving as the album’s primary producer, Maleek Berry and studio magic contributing to a few tracks.
The album was a huge success, receiving numerous awards and nominations, including a nomination for The Headies Award for Rap Album of the Year.
Falz released the music video “This Is Nigeria” in May 2018, which was inspired by Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America.” It brought up concerns such as bribery and corruption in Nigeria.
The NBC (National Broadcasting Commission) banned the song months later, stating it was filthy. “If they ban this song, then I don’t understand them because that song is surely not a vulgar song,” Falz stated when asked.
Falz, however, has filed a N100 million lawsuit against NBC.
Falz Net Worth
Falz is a talented Nigerian rapper, songwriter and activist, He has an estimated net worth of $5million.
Falz invited Runtown and other Nigerian celebrities to join the #Endsars protests in Lagos, South West Nigeria, in October 2020, to demand that the government halt police brutality.
The artist is outspoken about issues of social justice in the United States. He released a music video for “Johnny,” the first song from his previous album, Moral Instruction, as an homage to victims of police abuse.
“We will never forget the heroes who have been wrongfully slaughtered,” he stated in a post introducing the song. This is intended for them.
We must ensure that justice is served for every Nigerian life taken illegally.” “It’s been over two years since I released the audio.” Even more distressing is the fact that the message got increasingly pertinent as time progressed.”
Falz said in a 2020 interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that President Buhari’s vow to reform the Nigerian police was frustrating and deceptive, claiming that Buhari had made the same promise since 2017.
Falz is not yet married and has not revealed his girlfriend, despite the rumors on relationship with Nigerian singer, Simi who is now married to fellow singer, Adekunle Gold.
- Instagram: @falzthebahdguy