Forget Good Lyrics, Nigerians Just Want To Dance – Falz

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Nigeria and Ghana are
like twins…and the two countries share a lot of things in common. If you think
songs with bad lyrics only become a hit in Ghana, then you have made a big
mistake! Yes, Ghana is not alone.
Nigerian musician, actor
and rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as ‘Falz the Bahdguy’ has said it
is difficult for songs with good lyrical contents to become a hit in Nigeria.

He told News Agency of
Nigeria in a recent interview that Nigerians do not really care about the
lyrics of a song—and all that they want is a danceable tune.
“It is correct to say
that a lot of artists are not concerned about lyrical content because they know
that the Nigerian people just want to dance. However, a few musicians still pay
attention to lyrical content.
“I personally pay a lot of
attention to that. Music shouldn’t be about the beats alone. Good music is a
good blend of everything – good beat, good message, and nice melody.”
The 27-year-old singer
began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called
“The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a
music artiste began in 2009.

 Falz shot into
limelight after his song titled “Marry Me” (featuring vocals from Poe
Yemi Alade) won him a nomination in the “Best Collaboration of The
Year” category at the 
Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

He was also nominated in
the “Best Rap Act of The Year” and “Best New Act to Watch”
categories at the same event.
He currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records.
Falz describes his style
of music as “Wahzup music”.
It is the fusion of comic lyrics with the contemporary hip-hop in a faux
Yoruba accent

In 2016, Falz won
“Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series” at the 
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for his role as Segun in Funke Akindeles TV series Jenifa’s Diary.  In June of 2016,
Falz was voted the winner of the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International
Act” category at the 
2016 BET

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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