Welcome to Logbaby’s Biography of the Lawyer turned rapper Folarin Falana.
Name: Folarin Falana
Stage or Nickname: Falz the bahd guy (acronym for Brilliant and highly distinct)
Date of Birth: October 27th, 1990
Relationship Status: Single
Occupation: Singer, Actor
Genre of Music: Afro Pop, Gangsta Rap
Folarin Falana is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor popularly known by his stage name Falz and ranked #9 on notJustOk's list of "The 10 Most Gifted Rappers In Nigeria 2014.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
He was born on October 27th, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria into a family of 3 to Femi and Funmi Falana. He has 2 sisters, his father Femi Falana is a human right activist and lawyer. He attended St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Olashore International School, Osun State for his Secondary education. He proceeded to study law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom but moved back to Nigeria to attend law school and was called to bar in February 2012.
His music career started in Secondary school where he formed a group called “The School boys” and In 2009 he released a compilation of some of his recordings as a mixtape titled “Shakara”.
His professional career began in 2009 and In 2015 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.
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 seriesJenifa's Diary. In June of 2016, Falz was voted the winner of the "Viewer's Choice Best New International Act" category at the 2016 BET Awards.
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.
He currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records. He also has a T-shirt brand.
Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards - Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series
BET Awards - Viewer's Choice Best New International Act
City People Entertainment Awards - Album of the Year - Stories That Touch
9th Nigeria Music Video Awards - Best Afro Hip Hop Video - "Karashika"
Stories That Touch
Chemistry (with Simi)
He is a brand ambassador for MTN, WebMalling (an online shopping company), Cheki (a Nigerian car site) and fashion retailer “Jay Osibe”.