Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Super Star Tuesday With Falz
Birth name: Folarin Falana
Also known as Falz The Bahd Guy
Born: October 27, 1990 (age 25)
Origin : Lagos
Genres: Afropop African hip hop Hip hop Rap
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, rapper
Instruments: Vocals, rapping
Years active: 2009–present
Labels: Bahd Guys Records
Associated acts: Phyno, M.I, Reekado Banks, Yemi Alade, Simi...
Folarin Falana (born October 27, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria), better known by his stage name Falz is a Nigerian rapper. He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called "The School Boys" with his friend before his professional career as a music artiste began in 2009. Falz shot into limelight after his song titled "Marry Me" (featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade) 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 at the same event. He currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records.
Falz is the son of Femi Falana, a Nigerian human activist and lawyer.He was called to the bar in 2012 after graduating from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja.
Early life and education
Falz was born in Lagos State, South-Westen Nigeria. He 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 after graduating 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, while in high school, he released a compilation of some of his recordings as a mixtape titled Shakara: The Mixtape.
In 2011, Falz released a single titled "Waz Up Guy" before he went on to release "High Class" and "Currency" which gained him grounds in the Nigerian music industry.
On January 2, 2014, Falz was listed in tooXclusive's "Aristes To Watch in 2014". On 30 May 2014, Falz released his debut studio album titled Wazup Guy which was received to critical acclaim among 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 titled "Marry Me". On 31 January 2015, he released a single titled "Hello 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 later released on 17 November 2015.
Style of music
Falz describes his style of music as "Wahzup music". It is the fusion of comic lyrics with the 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”
Wazup Guy (2014)
Stories That Touch (2015)
Brand ambassador of Cheki Nigeria- a website that deals in the buying and selling of cars.
Falz posted a photo of himself signing the deal and wrote “Big year, big deals. #MtnPulse movement eez offisha! Cc @mtnng @pauloo2104.”
Credit: Wikipedia, Beanballmedia.
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