Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz is a Nigerian rapper, actor, and songwriter. He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artiste began in 2009.
Falz shot into limelight after his song titled “Marry Me” (featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade) 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. He currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records.
On January 2, 2014, Falz was listed in tooXclusive’s “Artistes To Watch in 2014”. On 30 May 2014, Falz released his debut studio album titled Wazup Guy which was received to critical acclaim among music critics. 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. On 3 November 2015, he announced the release of his second studio album titled Stories That Touch which was later 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. In June of 2016, Falz was voted the winner of the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act” category at the 2016 BET Awards. On October 27, 2016, Falz collaborated with Simi to release Chemistry, a 7-track EP solely produced by Sess. The EP was released after he had previously worked with Simi on two singles titled “Jamb Question” and “Soldier”. Download his latest hit track Baby Boy HERE
|2014||Scream Awards||Best New Act of The Year||Himself||Nominated|
|2015||2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Rap Act of The Year||Nominated|
|Best New Act to Watch||Nominated|
|Best Collaboration of The Year||Falz for “Marry Me”||Nominated|
|The Headies 2015||Best Street Hop Artiste of The Year||Falz for “Ello Bae”||Nominated|
|2016||2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series||Himself||Won|
|2016 BET Awards||Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act||Won|
|2016 City People Entertainment Awards||Album of the Year||Stories That Touch||Won|
|9th Nigeria Music Video Awards||Best Afro Hip Hop Video||“Karashika”||Won|
|2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Music Video||Nominated|
|Album of the Year||Stories that Touch||Nominated|
|WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards||Best African New Comer Video||Bahd Baddo Baddest||Nominated|
|Best African Hip Hop Video||Nominated|