- Childhood And Education
- Personal Affairs
- Awards And Nominations
- Social Media
- Net Worth
Folarin Falana, also known as Falz, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, media personality, filmmaker, and actor from Nigeria. He was born on October 27, 1990.
Before beginning his professional career as a musician in 2009, the Nigerian celebrity began his career in secondary school by founding the group “The School Boys” with a classmate. Falz became well-known after he released “Marry Me,” which had Ladipoe and Yemi Alade singing on it.
Currently, he is the owner of the indie record company, Bahd Guys Records. In 2014, he released his debut album, Wazup Guy. Stories That Touch, his second album, was published in 2015.
He released 27 in 2017 and Moral Instruction in 2019 for his fourth studio album.
|Full Name:||Folarin Falana|
|Born:||27 October 1990 (age 31 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Parents:||Femi Falana, Funmi Falana|
|Wife Spouse:||Not Married|
|Net Worth:||US$4 million|
Childhood And Education
Falz was born in the Mushin local government area of Lagos State on October 27, 1990. The name of his sister is Fola Falana.
His parents, lawyers and human rights campaigners, Funmi Falana and Femi Falana, are well-known. In 2012, he was admitted to the bar after graduating from the Nigerian Law School in Abuja.
Falz attended St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School in Ikeja and Olashore International School in Osun State for his primary and secondary schooling, respectively. He is a graduate of the University of Reading in England, where he earned an LLB with honors in law.
Falz began playing music as a hobby during his secondary school years. He and a friend started a musical ensemble named “The School Boys.” In 2009, he put out a collection of his songs on a mixtape called Shakara: The Mixtape.
In 2011, Falz launched the track “WazUp Guy,” followed by “High Class” and “Currency,” which helped him establish himself in the Nigerian music scene.
Falz was included on tooXclusive’s “Artists to Watch in 2014” list on January 2, 2014. Falz released his debut studio album, Wazup Guy, on May 30, 2014. The record was made by a lot of different producers, like Studio Magic, DJ Woske, Tin Tin, and Spellz.
The 18-track album Wazup Guy has guest appearances by Olamide, Show Dem Camp, Phenom, and Yemi Alade. See Me, Toyin Tomato, Senator, Right Now, Jessica, High Class, Marry Me, Oh God, The Advice, and Cool Parry are all well-known songs on the album.
Falz reappeared on January 31, 2015, with an official single named “Ello Bae.” In fact, it was his first solo attempt following the release of Wazup Guy, and it garnered him multiple honors. As the track was released soon before the Valentine’s Day season, he was deliberate in his approach.
Falz was nominated at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for “Best Collaboration of the Year” for his chart-topping single “Marry Me.” He was nominated for “Best Collaboration of the Year” at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Additionally, he was nominated for “Best Rap Act of the Year” and “Best New Act to Watch.”
On January 31, 2015, he released the single “Ello Bae,” which earned him a nomination at The Headies 2015 for “Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year.”
His second studio album, Stories That Touch, was released on November 17, 2015, as he stated on November 3, 2015.
Falz won the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for “Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series” for his portrayal of Segun in Funke Akindele’s television series Jenifa’s Diary. Falz was selected as the winner of “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act” at the 2016 BET Awards in June.
On October 27, 2016, he and Simi released Chemistry, a seven-track EP produced exclusively by Sess. Falz and Simi had previously collaborated on the tunes “Jamb Question” and “Soldier.”
To commemorate his 27th birthday on October 27, 2017, Falz released a new album titled 27. This album was a complete surprise, as it was not published prior to its release. It featured chart-topping singles such as “Bahd Baddo Baddest,” “Wehdone Sir,” and “Something Bright.”Some of the artists who played were Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Sir Dauda, Medikal, Terry Apala, and Ycee.
The majority of the album was produced by Sess as an in-house producer, with contributions from Maleek Berry and Studio Magic. The album did very well, and it was nominated for several awards, including The Headies Award for Rap Album of the Year.
Falz released a music video in May 2018 titled “This Is Nigeria” that was inspired by Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” It emphasized Nigerian issues, such as bribery and corruption.
Months later, NBC (National Broadcasting Commission) prohibited the song on the grounds that it was offensive.
When questioned, Falz responded, “If they ban this song, I do not understand them because it is not a dirty song.” Falz sues NBC for N100 million, though.
Falz won “Best Supporting Actor” at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for his portrayal as Quam in Tope Oshin’s film New Money on September 1, 2018, making him the first Nigerian singer to win the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards twice.
Falz introduced his film production firm, House21TV, in August of 2020. Falz used Instagram to announce his new film production company and his brand-new comedy series, Therapy, which will only be on YouTube.
Prior to Simi’s wedding to Adekunle Gold, there were reports that Simi was Falz’s girlfriend. After her marriage to Adekunle Gold, many people learned Falz was not dating her, contrary to what several media outlets had reported.
Falz is socially single and has no significant other. He is currently childless and unmarried.
Awards And Nominations
- 2014 Scream Awards Best New Act of the Year
- Best Rap Act of the Year
- 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best New Act to Watch
- Best Collaboration of the Year
- The Headies
- Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year
- 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series(Jenifa’s Diary)
- 2016 BET Awards
- Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act
- 2016 City People Entertainment Awards
- Album of the Year(Stories That Touch)
- 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards
- Best Afro Hip Hop Video(Karashi ka)
- WatsUP Tv Africa Music Video Awards
- Best African Newcomer Video
- (“Bahd Baddo Baddest”)
- Best African Hip Hop Video
- Artiste of the Year
- Album of the Year( Stories That Touch”)
- The Headies
- Best Rap Album ( Stories That Touch”)
- Best Collabo( Soldier)
- Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year(Ajebutter22 featuring Falz for “Bad Gang”)
- City People Music Award ( Alternative Artist of the Year)
- 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Award
- Best Album of the Year ( Chemistry)
- Best Rap Act of the Year
- Best Rap Single( Something Light)
- The Headies
- Best Rap Album
- Best Performer
- 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Best Supporting Actor (New Money)
- Best Rap Single (Talk)
- Best Rap Album
- 2019 The Headies
- Album of the year ( Moral instruction)
- 2020 Best Rap Single ( Bop Daddy” featuring Ms. Banks)
- 2021 Net Honours
- Most Popular Musician
- Wazup Guy (2014)
- Stories that Touch (2015)
- 27 (2017)
- Moral instructions (2021)
- Something Light
- Sweet boy
- Wehdone sir
- La Fete
- Instagram: @falzthebahdguy
- 2015 Jenifa’s Diary
- A couple of days
- 2016 Tinsel
- 2017 10 days in sun City
- New money
- 2018 Merry men: The real Yoruba demons
- Chief Daddy
- Merry men 2
- 2019 Muna
- Your Excellency
- 2021 Quam’s Money
Falz Net Worth
Falz The Bad Guy is thought to be one of the smartest African rappers. His net worth is estimated to be $4 million.