The fast rising star Banuso Taofiq popularly known as ‘FALAO’ is a singer, song writer, performer born in Niger State, Nigeria, started his music career at the age of 10. Inspired by various outstanding names in the likes of Tu face idibia, Wyclef jean, Burna Boy and so many more. Born and raised in a Muslim home, with nobody in his family being Musically inclined.
Falao went out of his ways to pursue his music dream, joining a few musical group in his neighborhood. In 2002 to 2003, FALAO formed a musical group called XCube, back in federal government college Illorin (FGCI), consisting of two singers i.e. Bucho Dego (X flow) and a rapper Ehis (X show) and himself Falao (X slow). After winning various school competition awards, the group gained popularity in their small community.
Music has always been a great influence in him, however, He left off to further his education and graduated with BSc in Computer science in University of Jos Nigeria
Around the same year, FALAO began participating in various local talent shows; performing, dancing and miming songs on stage at social nights’ activities in schools. He continued even after graduation. Back in 2008 at a musical exhibition event he was spotted by David Adeoti (aka Vincci) who agreed to be his manager and introduced him to an enterprenuer, Music lover and record Label Owner Saud Kasim (CEO KASS CITY ENTERTAINMENT) during his service year (NYSC) in Abuja.
The record “PELEMO” which was produced by “GospelOnDaBeatz”, introduced him to Nigerian Music and Entertainment industry as a whole. Their efforts were not in vain, as the single captured Usher’s youthful exuberance and native singing prowess, not to mention the interest of many listeners. Falao is concentrating on taking his musical abilities to the next level by perfecting his skills as a live performer. He’s had plenty of practice, touring and enjoying music and bringing the best out of himself.
FOR THE SINGLE
One thing you will notice about Falao is he’s humility and strong passion for music.
He started his music career at the age of 10. Inspired by various outstanding names in the likes of Tu Face Idibia, Wyclef jean, Usher Raymond, and so many great names. He was born and raised in a Muslim home, with nobody in his family being Musically inclined.
As one of the winner of a number of college/university competitions Falao discovered a lot about himself and how much he feels music was his thing
He describes the song PELEMO produced by “GospelOnTheBeat” to be a mixture of highlife, afro and pop, which was inspired by his journey through life on how he was down but music saved him and brought him back to reality. There is no stopping him now, he is concentrating on taking his musical abilities to the next level by perfecting his skills as a live performer. He’s had plenty of practice, touring and enjoying music and bringing the best out of himself.
Falao believes his style of music is going to cut across every music genre and spread in the nation and beyond. And he has started by officially releasing his debut single PELEMO produced by GospelOnTheBeat