Musician ‘Falz’: Biography, Education, Career, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Cars and Houses, Achievements and Controversy

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Biography

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Falz, real name Folarin Falana, is a rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, and activist.

Falz, who hails from Ekiti state, was born on October 27, 1990, to Chief Femi Falana, a renowned lawyer and human rights activist. Currently, he is 32 years old (as at 2022).

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He is a multitalented individual whose dexterity spans significant Nigerian entertainment industry sectors.

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Aside from being active in these sectors, he has also proven to know the real deal about the craft by bagging numerous awards. 

Falz currently owns the ‘Bahd Guys’ recording label.

Education

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Falz attended St. Leo Catholic Primary School for his elementary education. 

Later, he attended Olashore International School for his secondary education before heading to the University of Reading, where he studied law for his first degree.

He was called to the Nigerian bar in 2012 after graduating from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja. 

Career

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Falz started with his friends while in secondary school. They formed a group called “The School Boys.”

He made his apparent effort in 2009 when he released a mixtape of some of his recordings titled Shakara: The Mixtape.

Falz debuted in the Nigerian music industry with the single “WazUp Guy” in 2011, followed by “High Class” and “Currency.”

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In 2014, he released his debut 18-track album, “Wazup Guy’ which featured Olamide, Show Dem Camp, Phenom, and Yemi Alade.

Falz released an official single in 2015 titled “Ello Bae”, which was his first solo effort after his first album.

Later in 2015, he released his second album, Stories That Touch, which contains hit tracks like Kabiyesi, Karashika, Soldier, and Soft Work.

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In 2016, Falz collaborated with Simi to drop a seven-track Chemistry EP, which Sess produced.

On his birthday in 2017, he released his third album, 27, containing seventeen tracks. 

This album featured hit tracks like “Bhad Baddo Baddest”, “Wehdone Sir “, and “Something Light “, with appearances by top artists like Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Sir Dauda, Medikal, Terry Apala, and Ycee on the project.

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In 2018, he dropped a video titled “This Is Nigeria,” which mirrors the societal issues affecting Nigeria.

In 2022, he released a 12-track album titled BAHD. It featured artists like Tiwa Savage, The Cavemen, BNXN, LAX, Chike, and Mavin Records’ new signee, BoySpyce.

Aside from music, Falz is also a talented actor who has featured in movies and TV series. He is notable for his role as Segun in Jenifa’s diary. 

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Falz unveiled his film production company, House21TV, in 2020.

Folarin is also an activist who has spoken against the tyranny and injustice of the government. 

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In 2020, he was at the forefront during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos, calling on the government to put an end to police brutality.

He also released a single, “Johnny,” as a tribute to those who lost their lives during the protest.

Marriage

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Falz is currently single but has been rumoured to be in a relationship with Simi and Chidinma Ekile. A claim both singers refuted.

Net worth

Falz is reportedly valued at $5 million, but NewsWireNGR cannot independently verify this.

However, the music star reportedly owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom after a picture of him with a Rolls Royce worth more than 100 million Naira went viral on the internet.

Achievements

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Albums

  • Wazup Guy
  • Chemistry – 2016, EP
  • Stories That Touch
  • 27
  • The Falz Experience
  • Make E No Cause Fight 2 
  • Moral Instruction
  • BAHD

Songs

  • Bop Daddy
  • Cross My Lane
  • Soldier
  • This Is Nigeria
  • Oga
  • Child of the World
  • Squander
  • Jeje
  • La Fête
  • Something Light
  • Bahd Baddo Baddest
  • Mercy
  • Sweet Boy
  • Toyin Tomato
  • Assembly Of Gods
  • Soft Work
  • Body Language
  • Marry Me
  • Chemistry
  • One Trouser
  • IYABO
  • Wehdone Sir
  • Foreign
  • Le Vrai Bahd Guy
  • Ice Cream
  • Alakori
  • Hypocrite
  • Talk
  • Karishika
  • Rise Up
  • Johnny
  • Oliver Twist II

Filmography

  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Couple of Days
  • Tinsel
  • 10 Days in Sun City
  • New Money
  • The Real Yoruba Demons
  • Chief Daddy
  • Merry Men 2
  • Muna Himself
  • Your Excellency
  • Quam’s Money
  • Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke
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Awards and nominations

  • Best New Act of the Year
  • Best Rap Act of the Year
  • Best New Act to Watch
  • Best Collaboration of the Year Falz for “Marry Me”
  • The Headies Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year
  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • BET Awards
  • City People Entertainment Awards
  • 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Afro Hip Hop Video
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video
  • Album of the Year
  • WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards
  • Best African Hip Hop Video
  • The Headies Artiste of the Year
  • Album of the Year
  • Best Rap Album
  • Best Collabo
  • Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year
  • City People Music Award
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award Best Album of the Year
  • Best Rap Act of the Year
  • Best Rap Single
  • Best Rap Album
  • Best Performer
  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • The Headies Best Rap Single
  • Best Rap Album
  • Album of the Year
  • Best Rap Single
  • Net Honours

Controversy

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His music video “This Is Nigeria, which portrayed bribery and corruption in government, was banned by NBC (National Broadcasting Commission), alleging that it contained lewd lyrics.

Reacting to the ban, he said, “If they ban this song, then I do not understand them because that song is definitely not a vulgar song“. 

He, however, sued NBC for N100 Million. 


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