Folarin Falana was born October 27, 1990 in Lagos State, better known by his stage name Falz is a Nigerian rapper. Falz Father is a renounced Human Right Activist/Lawyer and a Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana. 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 artiste began in 2009. 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. He currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Record, which was drawn from his Stage Name Falz Da Bahd Guy.
On January 2, 2014, Falz was listed in tooXclusive’s “Aristes 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 Da Bahd Guy 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 Viewer’s Choice Awards for his role as Segun in Funke Akindele’s TV series Jenifa’s Diary.
Worth Of Falz Endorsement With MTN Pulse Team
In 2016 Falz got a Mouth Watery Endorsement with MTN Nigeria as one of its Ambassadors. Nigerian artistes, Falz The Bahd Guy, Tekno and Skales were officially unveiled as the new brand ambassadors for the leading telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria. The actual worth of the deal was however not disclosed, but a source said it could be in the region of N100 Million. This is definitely a good year for Falz.
Falz 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||Himself||Won|
Falz Albums And Singles
|2011||“Waz Up Guy”||Wazup Guy|
|“123” (featuring Oyinkansola)|
|“Welcome To The Jungle”||Non-album single|
|2013||“High Class”||Wazup Guy|
|“Marry Me” (featuring Poe & Yemi Alade)|
|“Pound Cake (Freestyle)” (featuring Chyn)||Non-album single|
|2015||“Walk In The Sky” (featuring Chyn)||Starsky and Hutch Project|
|“Ello Bae”||Stories That Touch|
|“Love & Liquor” (featuring Chyn)||Starsky and Hutch Project|
|“Karashika” (featuring Phyno & Chigurl)||TBA|
|“Karashika (Part II)” (featuring M.I & ShowDemKamp)|
|“Celebrity Girlfriend” (featuring Reekado Banks)||Stories That Touch|
|“Soldier” (featuring Simi)|
|“Clap” (featuring Reminisce)|
|2016||“Bahd Baddo Baddest” (featuring Olamide & Davido)||Non-album single|