The Rise of Falz. One better than Olamide and Reminisce
The speed at which Falz the Bahd Guy rose to fame is not surprising to me. He came at a time when most Nigerian artists lack creativity. He came in when lots of artists and Producers recycle beats. He came when Nigerian music videos were extremely boring. He came in when Nigerians were looking for something fresh. Falz was a breath of fresh air. We had the likes of Olamide and Reminisce who dominated the Yoruba rap music. Their styles was often too serious and vulgar but Falz came in the scene with a new angle. He added the heavy accent with his comic personality. His songs were well written and showed he premeditated on every lines.
Falz (Folarin Falana) has been in the music scene for a while with his first recognisable single was released in 2011. The Single titled Wazup Guy turned out to be the title of his first album in 2014. That lead to his nomination for the Best New Act of The Year by Scream Awards.
His brand has attracted the likes of Peak Milk, Cheki and MTN. He also starred in the TV series Jenifa and won the 2016 AMVCA Best Actor In A Comedy Awards for his role as Segun. 2016 got even better for him over the weekend as he won the 2016 BET Awards for Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act.
The Lawyer who was called to the Bar in 2012 has found a unique way to blend his numerous talents into one powerful arsenal and I won’t be surprised if he gets more awards before the year runs out.