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Falz “TheBahdGuy” is the Cover Star of BoldAfrica Magazine

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FalzRapper Falz is the cover star of the latest issue of Bold Magazine Africa.

Talking about the issue, Creative Director of the shoot Bella Adeleke says

“Nigeria is still a dynamic modern jungle and one must wonder if the same music business structure in developed countries can work in our nation. This brought us to the decision of picking the extremely talented and knowledgeable Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana as our cover personality. Not only is he one of the biggest exports in Nigeria at the moment, the award winning rapper and entertainer is a Lawyer and a label owner. We discussed his growth as an artist as he sheds light on what it takes to be an artist in this generation. We also discussed the law behind music and if record deals/labels really work in a environment like Nigeria and so much more.

Riding on the strongly on the coattail we have ‘The ones to watch’. These talented individuals really highlight the unique and dynamic sound which represents the diversity of the genre we call Afrobeats. The music is not all about the somewhat monotonous over synthesised beats, 2liner choruses about popping bottles which will include new slangs/phrases that make no sense whatsoever that would later result in a dance…I’m not usually one to stereotype.

With creating their own individual spin on Afrobeats these artists have been able to invite many new international listeners to the genre with their authenticity and relatable melodies. Will these individuals lead the pack with their unique sound or succumb to the trending Afrobeat wave. On the visual side of things we speak to one of the most promising video directors in the Afrobeats game recently. Meji Alabi has insidiously risen to the top by creating seemingly effortless, aesthetically pleasing and world class videos for the Afrobeats market. He speaks candidly about his thoughts on the industry, why a music video is as important as the music and so much more.

As always all of these amazing features is followed by editorials reflecting the style and identity of the personalities interviewed. With a themed editorial and on trend fashion finds we have kept true to this issue with the heavy focus on music.

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.

Check out the issue here.

4 Comments

  1. hallo

    September 30, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Is it that falz does not photograph well, or the photographer /director no dey do in work well… The photo does not look sharp, looks so dull, no better lighting… and do not tell me they were going for a dull unedgy look or whatever terminology… this pic no try. They could not even clean up his tummy area… And i know he looks better than this. I have spoken to him before… in fact i am taking this thing PPp….. Even the text swallowed him…..

  2. amy

    September 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    My segee.. love u to d moon And back

  3. Da Silva

    October 1, 2016 at 1:51 am

    REQUEST: HELLO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN , MY FELLOW NIGERIANS
    CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME HINTS ABOUT MAGAZINE PUBLISHING. I AM IN THE U.S BUT ALSO LIVE PARTIALLY IN THE U.K. I AM PLANNING TO START A MAGAZINE AND ALREADY HAVE THE MONEY AND THE PLAN. BUT, I WANT SOMEONE TO GIVE ME SOME HINTS ABOUT PRINTING THE MAGAZINE. HOW DOES IT WORK. MANY THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK .THE MAGAZINE IS JUST LIKE ANY STYLE MAGAZINE LIKE GENEVIEVE, ETC..

    THANK YOU AND WITH KIND REGARDS,

    Temi Tope Da Silva

    • o

      October 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      You may want to understudy one or two sucessfull publishers. Like someone to mentor you and put you through….

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