Birth name Folarin Falana
Aka: Falz The Bahd Guy
Born October 27, 1990 (age 27) Lagos State, Nigeria
Genres :Afropop African hip hop Hip hop Rap
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, Actor, TV Presenter
Instruments Vocals, rapping
Labels 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 to renowned lawyers Femi and Funmi Falana. 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 The Bad Guy: Folarin Falana (born October 27, 1990 in Lagos State), better known by his stage name Falz is a Nigerian rapper. He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group.
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2009–2013: Early beginnings and Shakara: The Mixtape
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
2014–present: Wazzup Guy, Stories That Touch and Chemistry EP
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 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 “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 later released on 17 November 2015.
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 Akindele’s TV series Jenifa’s Diary. In June of 2016, Falz was voted the winner of the “Viewer’
Awards and nominations
2014 Scream Awards Best New Act of The Year Himself Nominated
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Rap Act of The Year Nominated
Best New Act to Watch Nominated
Best Collaboration of The Year Falz for “Marry Me” Nominated
The Headies 2015 Best Street Hop Artiste of The Year Falz for “Ello Bae” Nominated
2016 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series Jenifa’s Diary Won
2016 BET Awards Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act Himself Won
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Album of the Year Stories That Touch Won
9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Afro Hip Hop Video “Karashika” Won
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video Nominated
Album of the Year Stories that Touch Nominated
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards Best African New Comer Video Bahd Baddo Baddest Nominated
Best African Hip Hop Video