Happy 26th Falz- A Brief Profile

 
Folarin Falana aka Falz
Folarin Falana; ‘Falz’ is a household name known both in music and the movie industries, who won Best Actor in Comedy Movie/Series at 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for his role as “SEGUN’ in Funke Akindele’s TV series titled: Jenifa’s Diary.

He is a fast rising Nigerian rapper and Son of highly respected lawyer and activist Femi Falana. Falz was born into a family of three children on October 27, 199o, he attended St Leos Catholic Primary School in Lagos Nigeria and later to Olashore International Secondary School, Osun state Nigeria.

After studying law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom he moved back to Nigeria to attend law school and was called to bar in February 2012.

Falz, who is still a practicing barrister, has decided to still keep that part of him alive and still goes to court when the opportunity arises.

His music career started from his teenage days while he was in secondary school. He took it to another level in 2007 when he put together, a mix tape titled:’ Shakara’. He has been identified as a great talent by music veterans like Eldee, Don Jazzy and M.I. He is known for his trademark witty punch lines, short humorous Instagram videos, infusion of local dialects, and comedic lines.

Falz released a single titled “Waz Up Guy” in 2011, He went on to release ‘High Class’ and ‘Currency’ which gained him more grounds in the Nigerian music Industry.

His stage name Falz the Bahd Guy came from, short version of his last name, Falana. BAHD Guy is a title and acronym for Brilliant And Highly Distinct.

“I am quite shy but when I’m in the booth or on stage, I’m a different character,” he says.

He was nominated for ‘Best Collaboration of The Year” at 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for his chart-topping single titled “Marry Me”.
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