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Why I Didn’t Address Affairs of Nigeria in My New EP – Falz

Rapper Falz has stated that he intentionally refused to address the affairs of Nigeria in his newly released EP.
According to him, he purposely chose to tone down on sociopolitically conscious lyrics in his recently released Extended Play ‘Before the Feast’.
He stated that he did not speak much about Nigerian matters because he was determined to complain less, as the mood he was attempting to communicate must be free from complaint.
Falz stated in an interview with The Punch that his primary goal was to instill in those who listen to the mindset that Africans should have in 2024.
Falz said;
“On this project, I am not doing much of the social or political commentary that I typically do. There are socially conscious lyrics, but not particularly about the affairs of the country.
“That is intentional as well. I resolved not to complain because the emotion I am trying to convey has to be one that comes without that element of complaining. I want to put the listener in the mindset I feel they should have as African existing in 2024.”
On why he fused different genres of music on the EP Falz said;
“It was very intentional. What I want to do with the EP is to cleanse the palette of the listener. I aimed to make it as diverse as possible with the sounds
“It is interesting that only one producer worked on more than one song on the project. Each song has a new producer, which was not even intentional. That allowed us to achieve a wide range of sounds. So, yes, it was intentional.”
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Funke Akindele, Others React as Falz Rocks Skirt to Celebrate New Chapter In His Life

Nigerian singer and actor, Falz has rocked a skirt to celebrate the next chapter of his life.
The star took to his Instagram page to share a photo of himself rocking the skirt and wrote: “A new chapter starts shortly. 07-06-24”
After Falz had shared the picture, Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and other celebrities took to his comment section to react.
Funke Akindele wrote, “I wish I could send a voice note! Folarin!! You took my skirt. Hmmm, it is well
Adekunle Gold wrote, “O ma wo skirt ke.
Actress Michelle Dede wrote, “FasaaaaShun!
Brodashaggi wrote, “Egbon Potiphar
One Switope wrote, “Show me your style? Anoda one, be like that
One The Jessica Theresa wrote, “Whoever styled you will make heaven cause what is this
One Uncle Mide wrote, “Naaa, the stylist will make heaven. Come the fuck on
One Gee Dolz wrote, “Folarin hope you’re not Risky ooo”.
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I Lost Money Due to Labour Strike, But I’m With Them – Falz

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, aka Falz has said he’s in support of the ongoing strike by the labour unions even though he has lost money.
According to him, the strike is affecting his business, but he is in support of their cause.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday to force the government to agree on a new minimum wage for workers and reevaluate the increase in electricity prices for certain consumers.
Falz said the strike made him stranded in Uyo as his return flight to Lagos was cancelled due to the closure of airports.
He explained that he also lost money he spent organizing a video shoot because he couldn’t make it to Lagos for the shoot.
The rapper, however, said he understands the reasons for the strike, adding that he is in support of the labour unions’ demands.
Speaking in a video message shared via his Instagram account, Falz said, “I woke up this morning, set out for the airport only to hear that the airport is closed, all the flights are cancelled because of the strike action. I can’t make it to Lagos, now stuck in Uyo.
“It affected me because there is a video shoot I’m supposed to do in Lagos today, I ended up losing money because we have already booked stuff, so we are going to have to pay another amount. Despite the fact that it really affected me, I understand the reason for the strike and I’m with them. I am with the labour. In fact, this strike is supposed to happen earlier than now.”
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I Was Once Asked To Be A Sperm Donor – Falz

Nigerian rapper Folarin Falana, aka Falz has shared a personal story.
He revealed that he was once approached to be a sperm donor.
He said he declined because the person was close to him and he cannot pretend not to be the father when the baby comes.
The ‘Soft Work’ crooner disclosed this while appearing as a guest in the latest episode of the ‘I Said What I Said’ Podcast.
Falz said, “Someone has asked me to be a sperm donor before. She said, ‘Just donate sperm, you don’t need to worry about parenting.’ I said, ‘You are joking.’
“I refused. It is a bit of a joke, like I know who you are and I would just close my mind [pretend]?”
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Yakubu: I Don’t Fear Death, I’ll Rather Go Down Fighting For Justice – Falz

Folarin Falana, the famous Nigerian hip-hop artist, who is popularly known as Falz, has talked about why he does confrontational music.

In a recent interview with Arise TV, Falz said he was not afraid of death, stressing that life in Nigeria is not meaningful.

The multi-talented entertainer featured on the programme ‘Music as a Socio-political Tool’, on the heels of his latest song with his colleague, Vector – ‘Yakubu‘, titled after the chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

The rappers, in the song, called out INEC, its chairman and other political parties allegedly involved in the electoral malpractices in the just-concluded general elections.

According to Falz, he would rather go down fighting for justice than to remain silent and die from the failed system of the country.

The rapper, who joined the programme via Skype from the United Kingdom, explained that he was not abroad because he was afraid of confrontation from state actors over the controversial song.

He said, “I knew that was going to come up when you announced that I was doing this from London. Like I said earlier on, this is not the first time, this is not the second time, this is not the third time.

“I have released tons of records that are very confrontational. And I was on ground. I’m always on ground when I released these records.

“It is not to say that I’m running anywhere. Absolutely not. Everyone know where to find me. If anyone wants to find me. But I have no reason to fear anything. And I always say this when people ask me ‘how do you do these things without any fear of consequences?’

“And this is the same answer that I always give: the kind of life we are living already is one which we are more or less fading away already. It’s not a meaningful life what we have in Nigeria as a country.

“What’s the worst that could happen? It’s death. I don’t fear death. I would rather go down fighting for a just cause. I would rather be remembered as someone that lived a life that was meaningful rather than someone that for example was walking down the road and got run over by a danfo [bus] because he was driving recklessly.

“Or, someone that got a heart disease and could not save himself because there are no hospitals capable of saving him in Nigeria,” Falz added.

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Why I Am Against Victory of Tinubu – Falz

Nigerian rapper, Falz has opened up why he’s against the emergence of Bola Tinubu as president-elect.
Falz spoke in an interview Arise News.
The rapper said: “To say the least, the rules and regulations that were supposed to guide this election were not applied.”
Falz, who released a song to criticize Mahmood Yakubu, said the INEC chairman announced the rules himself but failed to comply with them.
He alleged that “suddenly the process became non-transparent” adding that “it was clear that there were some foul plays involved.”
Falz also spoke on his latest song titled Yakubu where he said the INEC chairman acted like a fraudster.
The rapper said: “Yakubu was an account of events as they transpired during the last couple of months.”
He added that the song was self-explanatory.
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Why My Son Falz ’Embarrasses’ Government – Falana Speaks

Femi Falana, SAN, the famous Nigerian human rights lawyer, has talked about his popular son, Falz.

He said the reason why his son and rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, embarrasses the government is because of what he was made to experience while growing up.

Falana, while speaking at the 2nd anniversary of Oluyinka Odumakin Lecture in Lagos on Sunday, said his frequent arrests as a legal practitioner always bothered his son in the past.

He noted that this made Falz raised a question if his father was a criminal getting arrested often.

Falana said this days after the release of a new song by his son, titled, ‘Yakubu,’ featuring fellow rapper, Vector.

He said, “One of these guys one day said, ‘Falana talk to your son; he should stop embarrassing the government’. I said which government? You mean that boy who is an adult? Can I give you his number so you can talk to him? But be careful because when that boy was growing up, I was being arrested from time to time. So, the only language he understood was detention, arrest and the rest of them.

“One day, when that boy was six, he asked his mother, “Our teacher taught us that only criminals were arrested. Is my father a criminal? Why is he always being arrested? And the mother had to say that in Nigeria, under the military, only two sets of people were arrested: Criminals suspects and political suspects. Political suspects are those who are out to expose the criminality of the government. That is what you see going on.”

Falz is one of the activists who regularly hold #EndSARS memorial in honour of those whom they believe lost their lives to police brutality in the country.

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Falz reveals his mind about Davido’s return to music and social media

Nigerian international singer Folarin Falana, famously known as Falz, has revealed his mind about Davido’s return to music and social media.

Falz shared photos of Davido and a screenshot of his new album, Timeless, on his Instagram page, expressing how pleased he is about the singer’s return.

Falz heartily welcomed Davido back to social media and rings praises about his new album, which is the talk of the internet.

He wrote, “Welcome back, champ!! Super pleased to witness you bounce back with such a dope body of work!
Blessings bro!

Jubilation as Davido returns to music

626Blaze Blog recalls that social media was thrown into wild jubilation when Davido unveiled his new music album.

The singer, who returned officially to social media, a few days ago, put smiles on the lips of his eager fans when he made this official announcement.

Davido shared a snippet of his album as background music on the video shared on his Instagram page.

The multiple award-winning singer appreciated his fans for the show of love and support while he healed with his wife, Chioma.

Davido loses his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke

626Blaze Blog recalls that Davido shut off the public scene after the tragic loss of his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, in November 2022.

The child whom he had with his wife, Chioma, reportedly died; as a result, of drowning.

Lagos state police command confirmed the incident to the public after the parents and families took off the internet.

Hundeyin said, “Autopsy has been concluded. It confirms the boy (Ifeanyi) drowned.”

Kemi Olunloyo hit at mourning Davido

626Blaze Blog recalls that Kemi Olunloyo hit a mourning Davido following the demise of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, in November 2022.

The controversial Kemi shared a post on her Instagram page where she alleged that the young child’s death is a generational curse in the Adeleke family.

She also claimed she would launch a docuseries on the numerous death and generational curse in the family.

Kemi Olunloyo further stated that her father gave her some vital information about Davido’s family.


Rappers, Falz And Vector Ridicule INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu In New Song

Following the conclusion of the 2023 general elections, top rappers, Falz and Vector have taken a swipe at Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, in a new song titled “Mr Yakubu”.

The rappers in the new song insinuated that the chairman of the electoral commission exhibited fraudulent behaviours during the just concluded general election.

They also captured some of the excuses INEC gave on why February 25 presidential results were not uploaded in real time on its portal in lyrics of the song.

Some irregularities on the part of security operatives during the election were also acted out in the music video. They also recalled how youths were shot during the #EndSARS protest of 2020.

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“N300 billion INEC chairman used for ‘selection’ should have been used for infrastructure” – Falz opines

Phenomenal rap artist, Falz is of the opinion that the 300 billion naira that was used to conduct the 2023 elections would have better been used for the nation’s infrastructure.

The “Soft Work” hit maker said this in a tweet on his official Twitter page.

This comes following the irregularities and controversies which have trailed the elections which held in February and March.

Falz who holds that what had been done by the INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, was selection, rather than election said that the sum could have been channeled to bolster Nigeria’s infrastructure.

Falz wrote:

“Make we no forget say over 300 BILLION Naira wey fit build beta infrastructure, Mr Yakubu use am conduct Selection.”