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Falz (real name Folarin Falana) is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born on October 27, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up in a family of lawyers. Falz studied law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2012.
Falz's music career began in 2009 when he released his first mixtape titled "Shakara: The Mixtape." He gained mainstream success with his 2014 hit single "Marry Me," featuring vocals from Yemi Alade and Poe. Since then, he has released several hit songs, including "This is Nigeria," "Soft Work," "Jeje," and "Talk."
Falz is known for his socially conscious lyrics that address issues such as corruption, inequality, and police brutality in Nigeria. He often incorporates humor and satire into his music, making his songs both entertaining and thought-provoking.
In addition to his music career, Falz is also a successful actor. He has appeared in several Nollywood movies, including "New Money" and "Muna." He has also starred in the Nigerian television series "Jenifa's Diary." In 2018, he made his Hollywood debut in the film "Chief Daddy."
Falz has won several awards for his music and acting, including the BET Award for Best International Act in 2019. He has also been nominated for several international awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.
Falz is admired by many for his activism and advocacy work. He is a vocal supporter of the #EndSARS movement, which calls for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. He is also a UNHCR goodwill ambassador for refugees and has used his platform to raise awareness about the plight of refugees in Nigeria.
Overall, Falz is a talented and versatile artist who has made significant contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry. He is admired for his socially conscious lyrics, humor, and advocacy work, and continues to be a role model for many young Nigerians.