Folarin 'Falz' Falana was born in Lagos Nigeria on October 27th 1990. He attended St Leos Catholic Primary School in Lagos Nigeria and later went to Olashore International Secondary School, Osun state Nigeria before obtaining and LLB degree from the University of Reading in the UK. He went to the Nigerian Law school and officially became a barrister in February 2012.
Falz took up Rap as a hobby towards the end of his secondary school education. Growing up listening to the likes of Nigerian legends Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Trybesmen, Plantashun Boiz, he gradually unravelled his talent in music. In 2009 he strung together his first body of work; SHAKARA the Mixtape which proved to be an introduction of the Falz brand to the public.
He continued to release hit singles like 'Wazup Guy' (2011), 'High Class'(2013) and 'Currency' (2013) before officially releasing his debut studio album titled 'Wazup Guy' in May 2014. The album features the likes of Olamide, Yemi Alade, Dr Sid and many more.
Falz' trademark style has been described as a fusion of witty lines and comedic tones on indigenous Nigerian sounds thus setting him in a lane of his own.