Falz Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth

Falz – Soldier

Stage Name Falz
Real Name Folarin Falana
Occupation Musician
Date Of Birth/Age 27th October, 1990 (34 years old)
Gender Male
Height 1.80 m
Weight 65kg
Place of Birth Lagos State, Nigeria
State of Origin Ekiti state, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status N/A – (Wife)
Education University of Reading in the United Kingdom
Known for Soldier

Early Life and Education

Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, was born on October 27, 1990, in Lagos State, Nigeria. He hails from Ekiti state in a family deeply rooted in the entertainment industry; his father is Femi Falana, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist in Nigeria. Falz attended St. Leo’s Catholic Primary School in Lagos before proceeding to Olashore International School in Osun State for his secondary education. He then obtained a degree in Law from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Musical Journey

Falz’s journey into music started during his secondary school days when he and his friends formed a music group called “The School Boys.” However, his professional music career took off after returning from the UK. In 2009, he released his debut single titled “Waz Up Guy,” a track that showcased his unique style and humorous lyrics.

Evolution of “Falz the Bahd Guy”

Falz’s early music largely revolved around witty and comedic expressions, earning him the moniker “Falz the Bahd Guy.” His breakthrough came with the release of the song “Marry Me” in 2014, a humorous take on love and relationships. This marked the beginning of a distinctive style that blended humor, social commentary, and Afrobeat rhythms.


Social Commentary and Advocacy

One of Falz’s defining characteristics is his use of music as a tool for social commentary. He addresses societal issues, often with a satirical edge, in songs like “This Is Nigeria,” a cover of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” The song’s accompanying video garnered widespread attention for its bold critique of social and political issues in Nigeria.

Albums and Hit Tracks

Falz has released several albums that reflect his versatility and growth as an artist. His albums include “Wazup Guy” (2014), “Stories That Touch” (2015), “27” (2017), “Moral Instruction” (2019), and “B. A. H. D (2022)”. The album “Moral Instruction” particularly stands out for its focus on addressing social ills and moral decadence in Nigerian society.

Some of Falz’s hit tracks include “Soldier” featuring Simi, “Karishika” featuring Phyno and Chigul, and “Bop Daddy” featuring British-Nigerian artist Ms Banks.

Acting Career

In addition to his music career, Falz is involved in acting. He made his film debut in the Nollywood movie “Jenifa’s Diary,” a popular TV series where he played the character Segun. He has since featured in several Nollywood productions, showcasing his talent in both music and acting.

Awards and Recognitions

Falz’s impact on the Nigerian music scene has earned him numerous awards and nominations. He has received accolades such as Best Street Hop Artiste at The Headies and the Viewer’s Choice Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards. His ability to seamlessly blend entertainment with social consciousness has made him a respected figure in the African music industry.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Beyond his artistic pursuits, Falz has ventured into entrepreneurship. He is the founder and CEO of Bahd Guys Records, his music label. This move reflects his commitment to contributing to the growth and development of the Nigerian music industry.

Wife and Kids

Falz is currently unmarried and has no kids.

Net Worth

Falz, the versatile Nigerian artist, boasts an estimated net worth of around $5 million. His financial success is further underscored by notable endorsements with prominent brands such as Hennessy, MTN, and Merry Bet, contributing to his overall wealth and stature in the entertainment industry. You can connect with him on Instagram.

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Facts & Stats

Languages: English, Yoruba, Hausa

First song: High Class


  1. B A H D – 2022
  2. Moral Instruction – 2019
  3. Stories That Touch – 2015
  4. 27 – 2017
  5. Wazup Guy: The Album – 2014
  6. The Falz Experience 2017 -2018
  7. Chemistry – 2016, EP
  8. Make E No Cause Fight 2 – 2019, EP

Genre: Wahzup music, Afrobeats

The year he started signing: He started signing in 2009

Hit songs: Mercy · Oga · Yakubu ft. Vector · Girls ft. Patoranking · Soldier ft. ft. Simi · Chemistry ft. ft. Simi · Enough ft. ft. Simi · Ndi Ike (Mixed) ft. Flavour


  • City People Music Award for Best Collabo of the Year – 2015
  • The Headies Award for Album of the Year – 2019 · Moral Instruction
  • The Headies Award for Best Collabo – 2016
  • The Headies Award for Best Rap Single – 2021, 2019 · Bop Daddy, Talk
  • The Headies Award for Best Rap Album – 2019 · Moral Instruction
  • City People Music Award for Album of the Year – 2016 · Stories That Touch
  • Top Naija Music Award for Artist of the Year (Male) – 2016
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor of the Year (TV) – 2016 · Jenifa’s Diary