It was indeed a thrilling journey into the world of ”Becoming The Bahd Guy”, as Falz delivers powerful performance at the Trace Live Event.
Tagged, ”Trace Live presents Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy”, the series continues to get bigger and better with every edition and from the very maiden edition of the series, which featured singer, Omawumi who capitalized on the platform to reassert herself as a musical phenomenon.
The second edition brought the King of the East featuring Flavour in his elements as he brought high-life to the dance floor.
The plot then thickened in May as Adekunle Gold was the man of the third edition which tied in with the build up to his sophomore album, About 30, and he alongside members of his 79th Element band took the series a notch higher with his spectacular performance.
The fourth edition held on Friday, July 13 at the Terra Kulture, Arena in Lagos had Falz as the star of the night and the rapper delivered a solid set that left the crowd asking for more.
Folarin Falana popularly known as Falzthebahdguy is one of Nigeria’s most sensational rapper who has over the years, swayed us with dynamic sounds across the spectrums of the Afro Hip- Hop genre.
The video for his recent single, This Is Nigeria has over seven million Youtube views in one month.
The night began with Falz supported by the Alternate sound band, taking to the stage in a black top as he comically engaged the fans for the first few minutes as he demanded, ”I want you all to make some noise”.
Standing motionless for impact, Falz thanked everyone for coming out, then he began the story of his journey into Becoming Falz the Bahd Guy.
He opened proceedings by rendering songs from the time he started music professionally in 2009, a phase he termed as the ”Before The Blow” era, starting his set with the song, Shakara from his debut project, Shakara The Mixtape, before he moved to the WazUp Guy album released in 2014, which he tagged the ”H’almost Popular Era”.
He demanded to know his real fans who have been there since day one, as he shared his near death experience in November 2013 on his way to Benin for a show, this led to him rendering the next set of songs including Cool Party, 123, Toyin Tomato, Jessica, High Class, Currency and Marry Me.
Narrating how he met producer, Sess The Problem Kid, which birthed arguably his most successful album yet, the Stories That Touch, he then performed songs like Clap, Karashika, Celebrity Girlfriend, Welldone Sir, Ello Bae and Soldier which remains a real crowd pleaser as the audience at the well attended event sang along to every line.
Falz was every bit of the showman possessing the ability to switch it up from the storyteller to the energetic party starter and then entertain questions from his Twitter fans during the interlude.
Moving into the second half of his set, Falz brought it to the modern day era, starting with the controversial single, ”This is Nigeria”, he then introduced Sir Dauda on stage, who he officially crowned as the first signing under his Bahd Guy imprint as the duo performed the hit single, Boogie from the 27 album.
Falz rounded off the evening performing other songs from his last album as the crowd got to their feet, singing and dancing to the journey that started in his University room leading to Falz becoming the Bahd Guy.
The event had in attendance top industry personalities like Sam Onyemelukwe, Head of Trace Naija, Obi Asika of Cabal Entertainment, Tec of SDC, Skuki, Sess The Prblm Kid among others.
It was a night of fan interaction, comic relief, energetic display and great musical performance, and there is no doubt the crowd who attended the Trace Live Event to see Falz were left with an unforgettable experience.