After vibrant performances in Lagos, Accra and Kigali, Falana will come to Abuja for a show at NAF Conference Centre, on September 6 ! A couple days before the last leg of the tour, she stopped by the Institut français du Nigéria for a selfie interview…

Nigerian-Canadian singer and musician Falana is an electric performer whose music draws from a broad palette of influences, including jazz, soul, 70’s afrobeat and pop. Falana’s cosmopolitan roots makes her music varied in its influence. Growing up hearing her parents gospel music and Yoruba music such as King Sunny Ade, Yinka Ayefele, Lijadu Sisters, she happily recalls her dad singing Fela songs whenever he reminisced about his university days.

But it was Falana’s own discovery of soul growing up, both vintage and contemporary (Etta James, Duke Ellington, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse) and more alternative artists such as Florence and The Machine, Feist and Bjork that helped shaped her influences. A stint in Havana, Cuba, where Falana studied music and first started recording, allowed her to explore her artistic voice further and helped shape what we hear today.

You can buy tickets at FALANAMUSIC.COM
Friday 6th of September – doors open at 8 PM – show starts at 9 PM
Tickets from N5,000 to N15,000