Celebrity lifestyles are always full of fun information and facts that we can read and listen about.
Their lives are constant adventures and we can learn a lot from them by just listening to their experiences.
In today’s text, we are going to learn more information about Falz or Folarin Falana, a Nigerian singer and rapper.
We will talk some more about his net worth, personal life and his career path, so stick with us if you want to find out more.
Folarin Falana was born on October 27th 1990 in Lagos State in Nigeria. Falz comes from a committed family.
He is indeed the son of Femi Falana who is both a lawyer and a human rights activist; and Funmi Falana, lawyer and women’s rights activist. Falz also studied law and graduated from the Abuja Nigerian Law School in 2012.
But Falz finally chose rap to express himself. He began his musical career in 2009, while still in secondary education, forming a band with one of his friends called “The School Boys”. Folarin went to the secondary school in St. Leo’s Catholic Primary school, Olashore International School and Osun State.
Falz is also an alumni from the University of England where he graduated with honors and has a law degree.
It was in 2011 that the rapper appeared for the first time with a single entitled “Wazup Guy”, a piece in which his flow is already remarkable despite a slightly less elaborate production compared to what he does today.
Even though he graduated from a law university and his entire family is into law, Falz didn’t want to pursue a career in this profession.
Instead, he fell in love with music quite early on in his life and wanted to pursue a career in music, especially rap.
This was something that always draw him in and he didn’t want to live a life of regrets, for not trying music at all. His first music group was called The School Boys and he formed the group with his friend. He came out with his first mixtape in 2009 and it was called Shakara: The Mixtape.
The mixtape was accepted by the audience quite well and he decided that music is definitely his future. In 2011, he came out with his first song Waz up Guy, Currency and High Class. The songs made him one of the most popular music artists in Nigeria and he continued to work on more great songs to put out adter them.
In 2014, Falz became one of the people on the tooXclusives artists to listen to. His song Marry Me, became one of the most popular collaborations of the year in 2015. The same year, he came out with a song called Ello Bae, and for this song he received a nomination for the Best Street Hop Artiste of the Year.
In 2015 he also came out with his second album called Stories that Touch and in 2016 he won the reward for best actor in a comedy movie for his role of Segun in Jenifa’s Diary. The same year he also won the viewer’s choice for best new international act.
His career slowly started spreading beyond the borders of Nigeria and people kept falling in love with his talent and his music. He was also chosen for the 2016 BET award for best international act.
The same year he made a collaboration with Simi and they came out with a song called Chemistry. This wasn’t the first time that these two artists collaborate together. They joined forces on a song called Soldier and Jamb Question.
In 2017, Falz continued his work and came out with an album 27 in honor of his 27th birthday. The album had a total of 17 songs and some of the most popular ones were Something light, Bhad Baddo Baddest but there were many other good songs.
Some of the artists that he featured on his album were Burna Boy, Davido, Maleek Berry and others. His fans but also other audience loved his album and it was one of the most listened to albums of the year 2017.
In 2018, he came out with a song called this is Nigeria, and the song was very mush under the influence of Childish Gambino’s This is America. The song talked about bribery and corruption that was going on in Nigeria on daily basis.
How big of an impact the song had on people, we can conclude based on the fact that the song was soon banned by NBC and he confirmed in an interview that the song was banned and that he will definitely sue them because the song was in no way offensive or wrong.
Wazup Guy is also the name he chose to name his first studio album in 2014. Project featuring his first big hit “Marry Me” in collaboration with Yemi Alade and Poe. A song hailed by a nomination at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015, in the category of the best collaboration of the year!
In 2016, he won the revelation of the year award at the BET Awards 2016. A title won thanks to the public vote. The fruit of the success of his second album Stories That Touch.
A few weeks later, the “Bahd Guy” celebrates this with the release of the clip of “Soft Work”, from this album, which is undoubtedly the most successful piece of his young career: a rap to fluid flow, accompanied by a few hints of humor, the hallmark of Falz. A title that WANATeam did not miss to choose as “best hip-hop song” at WANAMusic Awards 2016!
“Soldier” (ft. Simi), “Bahd Baddo Baddest” (ft. Davido and Olamide) and more recently “Wehdon Sir” are his other major successes.
Falz is a complete artist. Like Tiwa Savage, he has an acting career behind him. Also in 2016, he won a supporting role in Funke Akindele’s television series “Jenifa’s Diary”. A series in which he plays the role of Segun and thanks to which he won the Best Actor Award in a comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016!
Awarded as an actor and as a musician, Falz succeeds in everything he does. His latest single “Jeje” will certainly not calm his heat because again, it is another tube. WANATeam has also long thought to classify it among our tubes of summer 2017 before retracting. But the song is still available in the playlist of our site, that of our Youtube channel.
Falz’s net worth is not precisely determined, but it is between 1 million and 10 thousand dollars. He is definitely one of the most popular artists in Nigeria and his songs are all around the radio and TV stations. He doesn’t like to flaunt his wealth, even though he and his family have a good amount of money.
From an early childhood, Falz always had more than other children and he definitely led a life of privilege in comparison to some of his friends.
Even though this is a fact, he still remained positive and grounded, so we rarely see him flaunting his success or his wealth.
This is why many people love and admire him, but also listen to his songs. Falz owns several expensive cars and a big mansion in Nigeria.
Since he is still a young singer, and his career is growing, we can expect his net worth to continue growing in the future.
Falz was born in a family of middle to high class. He definitely had everything he wanted because his parents were successful in their respected fields.
Even though they wanted him to continue down the same path, when it comes to profession, he wanted to try music so that he is doesn’t regret his decision later on.
Music was something that he always enjoyed and that filled his soul, so he wanted to see if he will be successful in it. His style of music is called Wahzup music and it combines funny lyrics with hip hop. He also uses Yoruba accent in the songs.
On the Top 10 list of most gifted rappers, he was number 9 in 2014. His album is popular because his songs are well liked by the audience but also critics, who recognize the hidden messages in his songs. Wazup Guy is also the name he chose to name his first studio album in 2014.
Project featuring his first big hit “Marry Me” in collaboration with Yemi Alade and Poe. A song hailed by a nomination at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015, in the category of the best collaboration of the year.
Falz is equally talented as an actor and as a singer and rapper, so we can expect more of him in the future. His net worth will probably grow equally fast, so we can only sit back and enjoy his new releases.
Full name: Folarin Falana
Date of birth: October 27th 1990
Birthplace: Lagos State, Nigeria
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actor
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 85 kg
Net Worth: 1$ million-100$ thousand