All you need to know about Folarin Falana popularly know as Falz Let’s take a look his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor
Folarin Falana was born 27th of October 1990, in the local government area of Mushin, Lagos State, to renowned lawyers and human right activists Funmi and Femi Falana. He was called to the bar in 2012 after graduating from the Nigeria Law School in Abuja.
Falz completed his basic and secondary school education at St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ikeja and Olashore International School, Osun State respectively. He is an alumnus of the University of Reading England, having graduated with an LLB honors degree in Law.
Falz started music as a hobby while in secondary school. He formed a music group with a friend called “The School Boys”. In 2009, he released a compilation of some of his recordings as a mixtape titled Shakara: The Mixtape.
In 2011, Falz released a single titled “Wahz Up Guy”, then released “High Class” and “Currency”, which gained him grounds in the Nigerian music industry.
On January 2, 2014, Falz was listed in tooXclusive’s “Artistes To Watch in 2014”.
On 30 May 2014, Falz released his debut studio album titled Wazup Guy, which was critically acclaimed by music critics.
In 2015, Falz was nominated in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for his chart-topping single “Marry Me”. It won him a nomination in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was also nominated in the “Best Rap Act of The Year” and “Best New Act to Watch” categories.
On 31 January 2015, he released a single titled “Ello Bae”, which won him a nomination in the “Best Street Hop Artiste of The Year” category at The Headies 2015. On 3 November 2015, he announced the release of his second studio album, titled Stories That Touch, which was released on 17 November.
In 2016, Falz won “Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series” at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for his role as Segun in Funke Akinde’s TV series Jenifa’s Diary. In June 2016, Falz was voted the winner of the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act” category at the 2016 BET Awards. On October 27, 2016, Falz collaborated with Simi to release Chemistry, a seven-track EP solely produced by Sess. Falz had previously worked with Simi on the singles “Jamb Question” and “Soldier”.
On 27 October 2017, his 27th birthday, Falz released a new album titled 27 to celebrate the day. This was a surprise album, as it was not promoted before its release. It contained 17 tracks including hit singles like “Bhad Baddo Baddest”, “Wehdone sir”, and “Something light”. It featured prominent music acts like Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Sir Dauda, Medikal, Terry Apala, and Ycee. The album was majorly produced by Sess as in-house producer, withand some tracks were done by Maleek Berry and studio magic. The album did very well and it gained several awards and nominations, including a nomination for The Headies Awards for Rap Album of the Year. In May 2018, Falz released a music video titled “This is Nigeria” which was inspired by Childish Gambino’s “This is America”. It highlighted Nigerian issues including corruption and bribery.
Months later, the song was banned by the NBC (National Broadcasting Commission) claiming it was a vulgar song. When Falz was asked, he said: “If they ban this song, then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song,”. However, Falz sues NBC for N100 Million.
On September 1, 2018, Falz won “Best Supporting Actor” at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for his role as Quam in Tope Oshin Ogun’s movie New Money, becoming the first Nigerian musician to have won the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards twice.
In August 2020, Falz unveiled his film production company with name House21TV. While unveiling the new film production company Falz also took to Instagram to unveil an all new comedy series, ‘Therapy’, to air exclusively on YouTube.
Falz describes his style of music as “Wahzup music”. It is the fusion of comic lyrics with contemporary hip-hop in a faux Yoruba accent. On 18 November 2014, Falz was ranked #9 on notJustOk’s list of “The 10 Most Gifted Rappers In Nigeria 2014”, stating that, “Falz’s ability to maintain a thought and get his point across in 16 barz while switching accents, infusing funny punchlines and delivering all of it in a way that makes the listener follow along is nothing short of impressive”.
Movies Falz has also appeared in some top films you may want to watch. Here is a list:
— Merry Men 2 (2019)
— Remi Your Excellency (2019) – AK Famzy Muna (2019)
— Older Officer Chief Daddy (2018)
— Femi Beecroft Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018)
— Remi Martins New Money (2018)
— Quam Couple of Days (2017)
The 30 years old, Folarin Falana reportedly do not have kids neither wife at the moment.
Falz is among the highly versatile celebrities in the country right now. He is a professional lawyer, an award-winning singer/songwriter and actor. The Bop Daddy hitmaker has a lot to show for his short stay in the entertainment industry already.
The rapper has been honoured with several nominations and awards over the years. The nominations include:
In 2014, Scream Awards – Best New Act of the Year.
In 2015, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best New Act to Watch. 2015:
In 2015, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Collaboration of the Year (Marry Me).
In 2015, The Headies – Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year (Ello Bae).
In 2016, WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards – Best African Newcomer Video (Bahd Baddo Baddest).
In 2016, WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards – Best African Hip Hop Video (Bahd Baddo Baddest).
In 2017, City People Music Award – Alternative Artist of the Year.
In 2017, Nigeria Entertainment Award – Best Album of the Year (Chemistry).
In 2018, The Headies – Best Rap Album (27).
In 2018, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – Best Supporting Actor (New Money).
Folarin Falana is a philanthropist and a human right lawyer, he has a net worth of $4.1 million dollars.
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