Falz whose legal name is Folaran Falana is a striking name in the Nigerian music industry. You probably know he is the son of the famed lawyer Femi Falana and that he is signed to his own label BahdGuy Records. You certainly know about his many musical prowess and the dust his music video “This is Nigeria” is raising. You definitely don’t know where he is right now. We, too, have no information about that. It doesn’t count. We do have information about him that you do not yet know that counts.
1. He is searching
For a wife, yes. Born in 1990, this is a surprise. His mates would rather go down the baby mama road. Not Falz. He seeks to settle down. Falz revealed this desire in early 2015 when he was twenty-four in an interview with . “I dey look for wife.” he said. “I am really looking for a wife… I am very serious about this. I am searching for the true one, someone that can love me for who I am and what I am as a person.” He said all this amidst laughter before adding “This is no joke at all.”
This was more than three years ago. The fact that we haven’t heard anything about this serious search has made the whole thing begin to look like a joke.
2. His music genre is Unique
Wahzup Music, he calls it. Wahzup Music is a music genre that blends comical lyrics done in Yoruba, pidgin and English with hip-hop. His genre might not be totally unique but he dominates in this manner of music. He is getting it right as he is rated highly among rappers in Nigeria, making the NotJustOk Top Ten Best Rappers as early as 2014.
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3. He has suffered so many heartbreaks
You are surprised. He is a rich guy, from a popular family and famous. He should be the heartbreaker. Quite the contrary, Falz has suffered his fair share of heartbreaks. This is perhaps connected to why he began searching for a wife very early in the game. We do not know who his heartbreakers are. None of his relationships has made news. Except Simi whom the duo has come out to deny.
4. He is not a bad guy
What does bahd mean? The first thought is the popular one, bad in a swagger sense of the word. Or bad in the villain fold. Neither. Falz has revealed the true meaning of bahd. It is an abbreviation – Brilliant and highly distinctive. A mouthful.
Falz indicates he is well-brought up by his parents who sent him to the University of Reddington in the UK where he studied law then returned to get called to the bar in Nigeria. The intention shared by himself and his parents was for him to follow his father’s legal path. In an interview with the Vanguard he said his father lifestyle and achievement in the legal circle was a motivation for going into law. “I went to study law,” he said; “to follow in his footsteps. But along the line I just developed the love for music and music stole my heart.” So he derailed and became a rapper. Forget the fancy abbreviation he coined from bahd, this has said it all. Falz is a bahd guy.
5. He is an award-winning actor
He sings, he raps, he writes. He is known for these. He has won award for these. He is an actor. Not many know this about him. Even less known is the fact that he has won awards for this. In 2015, Falz played the role of Segun in Funke Akindele’s series Jenifa’s Diary. He acted the role of an affluent young hairdresser who worked in a salon where he met and fell in love with Jenifa. His heavy Yoruba accent which he wielded with so much ease and class made his character a powerful one. It might have also won him an award as he was named Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series in 2016 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
The award might be arguable but the fact that he showed so much skills in acting an irregular role for someone who is an established musician might have swayed the organisers.
In 2016, Falz joined the cast of the everlasting soap opera Tinsel where he played the role of Kayode Beko-Williams, boyfriend to Thelma (Damilola Adegbite Attoh). His character here was minor and regular, acting the posh guy should suit him which continually makes his Segun role in Jenifa’s Diary outstanding.