5 things You Didn’t Know About Falz

Falz is probably the most versatile artist to ever join Coke Studio Africa. As he returns for a second time to be paired with Uganda’s Bebe Cool, we dug in to find out some interesting facts you probably still didn’t know about the Bahd Guy:

He is Broda Taju

Falz has an alter ego that goes by the name Broda Taju. He says: “It’s a persona and part of my brand. You hear it in my music and it’s a character I bring out especially online on social media just for entertainment; to keep my fans engaged and make them feel closer to me.

Music is his everything

The hit maker loved for massive tunes like Jeje and Baby Boy admits that life wouldn’t be the same without music. He says: “It’s my passion – what I really love and enjoy doing. I don’t see myself doing anything else for a living.”

Brought up in different places

Falz had an interesting upbringing as his family would travel often and expose him to different cultures and people. He says: “From Lagos, Abuja, Osun State and the UK - I had a taste of a lot of different environments.”

While still a young boy – Falz met Fela Kuti

Falz’ father is Femi Falana – a renowned Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist who at some point represented the legendary music maestro Fela Kuti. Falz reveals: “My dad was a huge fan of his and was his lawyer at some point in time and that definitely influenced me and inspired my real interest in Fela’s music. My dad also used to play a lot of his records. I met Fela Kuti at my dad’s office when I was really young (between 1 and 5 years) even though I don’t have much memory of it.”

Falz is the inventor of Wazup music

His style is Afro Hip-Hop: “with a Falz twist to it. It’s a lot of humour and traditional indigenous Nigerian sounds fused with contemporary sounds.”

Biggest achievement in life

The multi-talented artist concludes: “I have been privileged to receive a few awards like an AMVCA for Best Actor that I am proud of but I feel like I am yet to achieve more and a lot.”