Folarin Falana aka Falz or “The Bahd Guy” was born October 27, 1990 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Falz is a Nigerian rapper, Comedian, actor, and songwriter who began his career while in secondary school.
He form a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artiste began in 2009.
Falz came into limelight after his song titled “Marry Me” (featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade). The song 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.
The Bahd Guy currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records.
Falz “The Bahd Guy” Background
Folarin Falana “Falz” is the son of Femi Falana, a Nigerian human activist and lawyer. He was born in Lagos state, southwestern Nigeria.
He completed his basic and secondary school education at St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School, Ikeja and Olashore International School, Osun State respectively.
The Bahd Guy is an alumnus of the University of Reading. He graduated with an LLB honors degree in Lawol, Abuja.
He was called to the bar in 2012 after graduating from the Nigeria Law School.
Falz Career Ride
Falz started music as a hobby while in secondary school. He formed a music group with a friend called “The School Boys”.
In 2009, while in high school, he released a compilation of some of his recordings as a mixtape titled Shakara: The Mixtape
2011, Falz released a single titled “Waz Up Guy” before he went on to release “High Class” and “Currency” which gained him grounds in the Nigerian music industry.
In 2015, Falz 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.
3 November 2015, he announced the release of his second studio album titled Stories That Touch which was released on 17 November 2015.
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.
June 2016, Falz was voted the winner of the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act” category at the 2016 BET Awards.
Falz Album and Year
- Wazup Guy —–> 2014
- Stories That Touch —–> 2015
- Chemistry (with Simi) —–> 2016
Falz Hit Selected Singles
- Waz Up Guy
- Cool Parry
- 123 (featuring Oyinkansola)Welcome To The Jungle
- High Class
- Toyin Tomato
- Marry Me (featuring Poe & Yemi Alade)
- Pound Cake (Freestyle) (featuring Chyn)
- Walk In The Sky (featuring Chyn)
- Ello Bae
- Love & Liquor (featuring Chyn)
- Karashika(featuring Phyno & Chigurl)
- Karashika (Part II) (featuring M.I & ShowDemKamp)
- Celebrity Girlfriend (featuring Reekado Banks)
- Soldier (featuring Simi)
- Clap (featuring Reminisce)
- Bahd Baddo Baddest (featuring Olamide & Davido)
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