Falz: An Epitome Of A ‘Still Waters Run Deep’ Celebrity



Falz The Bahd Guy

Falz has shown over the years that he is not a celebrity who can be swayed by money or ephemeral events trending across the country on social media. He has maintained that there is a time to laugh, a time to create socially conscious music and moment to put aside the celebrity persona and engage with the common people.

Falz whose real name is Folarin Falana has remained one of the most outspoken celebrities in modern history; aside from creating sometimes jocular music, Falz The Bahd Guy has admonished the common man to stand up for what they believe in and become aware of their immediate environment.

He isn’t a faux activist seeking the validation of his generation, instead he is a man prepared to go against the authority. Despite emerging from a lineage of legal practitioners, Falz preferred to delve into the entertainment because he understands that his jurisdiction goes beyond the courtroom.

The entertainment polymath has continued to use his magnanimous platform to wage war against the injustice in the society and has also admonished his fellow countrymen to engage in their civic duties and reconstruction of their nation.

Falz during the #ENDSARS protest in 2020

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Falz Creates Most Socially Conscious Music In Modern Afrobeats History…
The Bahd Guy paid tribute to #EndSARS victims in the music video for ‘Johnny’

While several Afrobeats musicians have enjoyed comparison to the legendary music connoisseur and activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Falz is the only modern artiste who has been able to replicate the demeanor of Agbami Eda. Unapologetically speaking his truth, Falz has also engaged in numerous nationwide protest such as the #EndSARS protest in 2020 and also condemning the heinous Lekki Tollgate massacre that brought an abrupt end to the now infamous incident.

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It would be recalled he was also actively involved with the #OccupyLagos protest in February 2021 alongside renowned skit maker and social media content creator, Mr Macaroni whose real name is Adebowale Adedayo– an event where the latter was picked up and assaulted by the Nigerian police.

In the next couple of years, Falz and Macaroni have delivered speeches at consecutive #EndSAR memorials. As a matter of fact, the aforementioned individuals took it upon themselves to educate their populace about the 2023 general elections.

This man is not only using his platform to entertain his audience, he is also educating and enlightening them; admonishing the youths to take control of the future of their beloved nation, Nigeria.

Did You Listen to Falz’s Moral Instruction?

At the 2020 Headies Award ceremony, Falz bagged deservedly four award, predominantly for the hugely influential fourth studio album, Moral Instruction.

Moral Instruction was released in 2019, becoming a music project that encapsulated the struggles of the common and the discrepancies ongoing in the Nigerian community. Additionally, the album addresses societal issues such as corrupt politicians, corruption, police brutality, prostitution, social injustice and internet fraud.

The album was recorded in Nigerian pidgin and samples musical recordings from Fela Kuti.

The sensational rapper described it as a movement, re-education and re-orientation. Falz deserves his roses and should be recognized for his immense contribution in enlightening his followers and the youths across the country.

He is an artiste who knows when to put aside the jokes and lecture his listeners through his creativity and wit.

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