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Nigerian rapper and actor, Falz

Today, October 27, marks the birthday of Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor, Falz.

He is a talented Nigerian rapper and founder of Bahd Guy Records. Falz holds an LLB degree with honours.

Without a doubt, the 32-year-old qualified lawyer-artist has contributed his quota to the entertainment industry in Nigeria.

Below are seven things to know about Falz:

1. Folarin Falana is Falz’s real name

Falz was born Folani Falana on October 27, 1990, and hailed from Lagos state, Nigeria.

2. He is the son of Temi Falana and Femi Falana

He was born to Temi Falana, a Nigerian human rights activist and lawyer and Femi Falana, who is also a legal practitioner and women’s rights activist.

3. He graduated from the Nigeria Law School in Abuja, Nigeria

Following his parents’ footsteps, Falz attended the Nigeria Law School in Abuja and entered the University of Reading after graduating and earning an LLB with honours.

4. He formed a group called ‘The School Boys’ while in Secondary school

With his passion for music, he formed an all-boy group called “The School Boys” during his secondary school years. He released “Shakara,” a compilation mixtape, in 2009 while still a student.

5. He shot into the music scene in 2009

He began his professional music career in 2009 after releasing his single “Marry Me”, which featured Yemi Alade and Poe.

In 2015, the single won him a nomination for the “Best Collaboration of the Year” category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

He calls his style of music’ Wahzup Music’, which is a mix of hip-hop with old-school sound and funny lyrics.

6. Falz won a couple of awards in the movie industry

He won the “Best Actor in a Comedy Series” at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for his role in Jenifa’s Diary. He also won “Best Supporting Actor”, his second award in the movie industry for the role he played in ‘New Money’.

7. His stage name

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Falz the Bahd Guy emerged from Falz, a short form of his last name, Falana while the Bahd Guy is an acronym for “Brilliant And Highly Distinct”.

Source: mynigeria.com

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