Fans quickly took to Falz when he arrived the music scene with his style of rap, which involves spitting bars with heavily-accented, hilarious use of English.
Interviewed in a sit-down which was published in The Punch Newspaper on Saturday, Falz-the-bahd-guy revealed that he has been doing the accent since his days in secondary school.
“Ever since I was in secondary school, I have had this fake accent. I started with making fun of people and my siblings but as soon as I got into the university, I began to focus on my music and I decided to apply the brand in my music.
“After university, the brand began to grow bigger so I decided to branch out and I began to do short and funny videos. Now it puts food on my table,”he said.
Falz, who now works closely with female sensation, Simi, also disclosed that he practised Law and even represented some clients in court before concentrating fully on music.
“I actively practised for about two years after I was called to the bar in 2012. I was always going to court. It was not easy keeping my alter ego in check but I had to. I had to restrain myself from not being funny. Those that surrounded me at the time knew as well that I was trying my best to be ‘sane’ because it would have been catastrophic if I had allowed my alter ego to take over. I had to control everything from within.”
Son of Popular Lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, the rapper does not see himself taking over his father’s chambers.
“I cannot take over my father’s law chambers because it is a law firm and not a family business. There are so many lawyers there that are capable of continuing the legacy; so it is not something that I necessarily have to do,”he said