Folarin Falana popularly known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. He was born on October 27th 1990. 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 popular after his song “Marry Me” featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade. 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.
Falz was born in the mushin local government area of 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 primary and secondary school education at St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ikeja and Olashore International School, Osun State respectively, He is an alumni of the University of Reading England, having graduated with an LLB honors degree in Law.
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 critically acclaimed by 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 “Marry Me”. It won him a nomination in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was also nominated for the “Best Rap Act of The Year” and “Best New Act to Watch” categories respectively. 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 2015 Headies awards.
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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 2016, Falz won the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act” category at the 2016 BET Awards.
On October 27, 2016, Falz collaborated with Simi to release Chemistry, a seven-track EP solely produced by Sess. Falz had previously worked with Simi on the singles “Jamb Question” and “Soldier”.
On 27 October 2017, his 27th birthday, Falz released a new album titled 27 to celebrate the special day. This was a surprise album, as it was not promoted before its release, It contained 17 tracks including hit singles like “Bhad Baddo Baddest”, “Wehdone sir”, and “Something light”. It featured prominent music acts like Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Sir Dauda, Medikal, Terry Apala, and Ycee. The album was majorly produced by Sess as an in-house producer, and some tracks were produced by Maleek Berry, and studio magic. The album did very well and it gained several awards and nominations, including a nomination for The Headies Award for Rap Album of the Year. In May 2018, Falz released a music video titled “This Is Nigeria” which was inspired by Childish Gambino’s “This is America”. It highlighted Nigerian problems including corruption and bribery. Months later, the song was banned by the NBC (National Broadcasting Commission) claiming it was a vulgar song. When Falz was asked, he said: “If they ban this song, then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song,”. However, Falz sues NBC for N100 Million.
On September 1, 2018, Falz won “Best Supporting Actor” at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for his role as Quam in Tope Oshin Ogun’s movie New Money, becoming the first Nigerian musician to have won the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards twice. He describes his style of music as “Wahzup music”. It is the fusion of comic lyrics with contemporary hip-hop in a faux Yoruba accent. His latest song is bop daddy ft ms banks which is doing well and doing numbers online.
Falz Net worth
Falz net worth is estimated to be about $5 million and as of 2020, he has bagged some notable endorsements with Hennessy, mtn and merry bet, he has sold good number of record as well.
Rolls Royce Phantom N145million
Falz got this amazing car for himself after his mouth-watering endorsements deal with MTN pulse in 2016, the actual worth of the deal wasn’t mentioned but it is said to worth over N100million. It has the following features.
MSRP: From $455,000
Horsepower: 563 hp
MPG: 12 city / 20 highway
Dimensions: 227″ L x 79″ W x 65″ H
Engine: 6.8 L V12
Curb weight: 5,644 lbs
Falz Lexus LX570 N34 Million
Currently, Falz drives the fantastically magnificent Lexus LX 570 sport utility vehicle, which stands out for its luxury accommodations and off-road proficiency. And one could surmise to say the LX, especially the redesigned model, is the pinnacle of power and prestige as it takes an already luxurious platform and elevates it to world-class status.
MSRP: From $86,480
Towing capacity: 7,000 lbs
MPG: 12 city / 16 highway
Dimensions: 200″ L x 78″ W x 75″ H
Horsepower: 383 hp
Falz is one of the most talented and gifted artist in the entertainment industry, he has done a lot for himself and the community which gave him all the respect he is enjoying today.