The Different Faces of Falz
The multi-talented Nigerian singer, comedian and actor: Falz The Bahd Guy of the hit single Chardonnay Music makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa season 4 this year, paired with a second-timer on the show -rap king from Tanzania Joh Makini. Bursting with infectious energy and character, Falz impressed his fans when he featured on Coke Studio Africa’s Artist Takeover during the show’s recording. Here’s what we got to learn about Falz via the Facebook Live experience:
What Inspires Falz
Folarin Falz Falana a.ka Falz The Bahd Guy is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most talented music exports this decade. As to what inspired him to start singing and rapping, he said, “First, I stay spontaneous. Passion for the music and art has been my passion from Day 1. My creativity comes from life and people I meet so as soon as I get inspired I run into the studio and make some good music – that’s my main inspiration.” He also revealed that his favourite song at the moment is Soft Work. Falz said he would also love to collaborate with the Kenyan artistes: Sauti Sol, Khaligraph and Victoria Kimani.
The Bahd Guy Vs Broda Taju
Falz reveals that the name Bahd Guy isn’t derived from anything negative but positivity. It means ‘brilliant and highly distinctive’. His alter ego Broda Taju usually uses short funny video skits to entertain fans and promote his music. He said, “Broda Taju makes me sound illiterate but I am actually quite learned.” Falz is also a barrister by profession. About his shades with no glasses, Broda Taju jested, “They were prescribed to me by my dentist because I am both short and long sighted. These spiritual glasses help me see official things.”
Advise to upcoming artistes
“Don’t sit on social media sending messages – make a move! You sending me a message asking me to sign you won’t work, make a move!” Falz advised upcoming artists before announcing that he is currently looking to sign new talent. Falz is managed and signed to “Bahdguy Records” label that he also heads as CEO.
Good news ladies – you still have a chance to steal Falz or Taju’s heart. He revealed that he will be turning twenty-six in October of 2016, adding, “I am still very young and single so young ladies out there feel free to contact me – I am searching for a damsel that I can be with for a long while.”
Chemistry with Simi
The media has been awash with rumours that Falz and Simi have been dating for some time, ever since Falz featured in a remix of Jamb Question. In his latest album “Stories That Touch”, Falz featured Simi on the bonafide love song: Soldier, which also had a short film. Asked whether he is dating the Nigerian Coke Studio Africa 4 singer, Falz only said that the two are “very close”. He also announced that the duo will release a collaborative album titled “Project Chemistry” October, 2016.