Nigerian actor, rapper and songwriter, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, is on the cover of the latest issue of online magazine Bold Africa.
In the magazine, the ‘Soft Work’ singer talks about his venture into music and how he hopes to make a change in Nigeria with his voice.
He also brings to light his inability to get signed to a record label in his early days in the entertainment business and how he took matters into his hands and founded Bahd Guys Records.
The 25-year-old is an alumnus of the University of Reading after graduating with an LLB honors degree in Law and was called to the bar in 2012.
Fela once said ‘With music, I create change…music is my weapon’ With the world listening artists can use their voice to revolutionise the nation. If Hiphop can do it for America, i don’t see why Afrobeats cannot do it for Nigeria. Happy tunes and trendy dances are great but the ones that stand the test of times are those that ring through to the plight of the masses, artists that use their voice to challenge the injustice their society faces. In creating a genre we are insidiously creating a culture, and it needs to stand for something. Welcome to bold 4.0 Now available via the BOLD MAGAZINE AFRICA APP on iTunes or google play. ???? @seyeisikalu #bmafrica #boldmagazineafricaissue4 #fashion #africa #youthculture #boldmagazineafrica
Simi, Adekunle Gold and Ladipoe are also featured in the magazine as the ones to watch.
Simi talks about her music and explains how her music is mainstream because of what she sings about and how she uses pidgin and is not too ‘oyinbo’.
She explains her talent for mixing and mastering songs and dishes out on who she’s mastered and mixed for.
The ‘Love Don’t Care’ hit-maker also discusses why she left the independent route of music making and joined a record label.
The 28-year-old singer started her music career with a gospel album titled Ogaju in 2006. She gained popularity with the 2015 song ‘Jamb Question’ and later with Falz’s ‘Soldier’ in 2016.
Rapper, Ladipoe, clarifies why he does not have his “hit” song yet.
The ‘Adore Her’ singer also says his songs are still in the pre-hit stage but insists he’ll get to the top of the tier soon.
He also comments on the Black consciousness awareness going on in the media at the moment.
Adekunle Gold features in the online magazine too and looks extremely dashing. He also talks about his music.
He describes his music as urban high-life.
The Lagos State Polytechnic graphic design graduate is signed on to YBNL Nation.
Bold Africa Magazine is the brain child of three young African creatives who decided to create a medium solely to inspire, celebrate and promote African talent.
Their aim is to celebrate, showcase and address issues affecting the society through collections of visual stories and features