Folarin Falana (born October 27, 1990), better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. 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 artist began in 2009. Falz became more well-known after his song “Marry Me” featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade. Falz net worth is estimated as N 150 million as of 2019.
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He currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records. He released his debut album Wazup Guy in 2014. His second album Stories That Touch was released in 2015. He released 27 as his third studio album in 2017. On January 15, 2019, he released his fourth studio album Moral Instruction
Early life and education
Falz was born in the local government area of Mushin, Lagos, to renowned lawyers and human right activists Femi and Funmi 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.
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In 2011, Falz released a single titled “Waz Up Guy”, then released “High Class” and “Currency”, which gained him grounds in the Nigerian music industry.
Falz Style Of Music
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”
Falz Nominations and Awards
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Scream Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Nominated
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 Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year Falz for “Ello Bae” Nominated
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series Jenifa’s Diary Won
BET Awards Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act Himself Won
City People Entertainment Awards Album of the Year Stories That Touch Won
9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Afro Hip Hop Video “Karashika” Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video Nominated
Album of the Year Stories that Touch Nominated
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards Best African Newcomer Video “Bahd Baddo Baddest” Nominated
Best African Hip Hop Video Nominated
City People Music Award Alternative Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Award Best Album of the Year Chemistry Nominated
Best Rap Act of the Year Himself Nominated
The Headies Best Rap Single “Something Light” Nominated
Best Rap Album 27 Nominated
Best Performer Himself Nominated
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor New Money Nominated
The Headies Best Rap Single “Talk” Won
Best Rap Album Moral Instruction Won
Album of the Year Won
Falz Net Worth
Falz net worth is estimated as N 150 million as of 2019.