FULL NAME: Femi Falana SAN
POPULARLY KNOWN AS: Femi Falana
NET WORTH : N/A
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 30 December 1958 (currently 60 years old)
OCCUPATION : Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE: Married to Funmi Falana
CHILDREN : Falz The Bahd Guy,
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English and Yoruba
EDUCATION : Femi Falana attended St. Michael’s Primary School, Ilawe . Sacred Heart Catholic Seminary and Graduated from University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University)
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Femi Falana is a Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist and the father of Falz, a popular Nigerian rapper, singer, online comedian and actor. Femi Falana is the husband to Nigerian women’s rights activist Funmi Falana.
Early Life And Education
Femi Falana was born on May 20, 1958. The Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist is an indigene of Ilawe, Ekiti state, Nigeria. He had his basic education in St. Michael’s Primary School, Ilawe, between 1963 and 1968. After completing his primary school, he proceeded to Sacred Heart Catholic Seminary between 1971 and 1975 for his secondary school education.
After he completed his primary and secondary school education, Mr Falana got admission into the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), where he studied law between 1977 and 1981. Femi Falana profile had it that he was called to the bar a year after. Prior to being called to bar, he worked with the Public Complaints Commission between 1982 and 1983 and practiced as a lawyer under the firm of Alao Aka –Bashorun & CO. between1983 and 1991. Fast forward to the year 1991, Femi Falana began his own Chambers which is now known as Falana and Falana Chambers, having his wife Funmi as a partner a partner.
As revealed by Femi Falana biography, he is a human right activist, has championed legal causes in support of human rights all through his legal career. The famous Nigerian lawyer is widely recognized for providing free legal services to the poor and less fortunate and had suffered long spells in detention under Nigeria’s past military dictators. Femi Falana under the platform of National Conscience Party contested for governorship election of Ekiti State in 2007 and lost . He also served as National Chairman of the said party in 2011.
As manifested by Femi Falana biography, he belongs to many Professional Memberships and held various leadership positions such as President, West African Bar Association, Member, Nigerian Bar Association and Member, West African Bar Association, Member, Pan African Lawyers Union and Member, International Bar Association. Aside that, Femi Falana is a recipient of National and International Awards / Honour. some of which are: “Defender of the year Award” from the international league for Human Rights in 2000; The Ogoni merit award – 2002; Dr Kwame Nkrumah leadership award 2003; and Bernard Simon memorial award for the advancement of human rights- 2003.
Talking about the Falana & Falana’s Chambers , it’s a leading law firm in constitutional law and human rights services. He has also represented many victims of human rights violation in Nigerian Courts and the ECOWAS Community Court.
He has excelled in his law practice, Femi Falana Became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the year 2012. He became known in the country as a result of his human right activist in Nigeria. Nothing can best describe his nature than an article written of him by http://successdigestonline.com/ which goes like this:
“By the standard of living in Ekiti (then a part of the present Ondo State) in the 50s, his father was well to do and he therefore could have lived comfortably even without activism. But the passion to defend the less privileged was too strong for him to resist; it is the way he wants to live his life. And though he once contemplated it, he decided to opt out of the opportunity to take an oath of celibacy as a Catholic priest, coupled with the fact that he could not watch other people suffer where he lived; this led him to ‘marry the Law”.
From there he took interest in Constitutional criticism with the intention of correcting the anomalies in the society. In the course of doing that, he had to go through hard times of arrests, detentions, charges of treason in the course of fighting for the masses. But mind you, it was this hard way that has led to his success and fulfillment today.
Falana has always been like this: vocal, fighting for the cause of others. Even as a student leader at the then University of Ile Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, he stood his ground against oppression from the successive military governments. He started his legal practice in 1982. Barely a year with that even as a youth corps member, he handled the case of 7 University of Ibadan students who were arrested for protesting for their rights. He succeeded in securing their freedom and he became a human rights activist as early as 1983 when he took bail for the students who had been unlawfully remanded in prison custody.
Falana revealed that this incident led to his not being issued a discharge certificate by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after his one year mandatory national service. In July 2001, Falana petitioned the Justice Oputa led Human Rights Panel set up by the then Obasanjo administration over his withheld certificate but the NYSC denied that the certificate had been intentionally withheld and instead averred that it was Falana who had not requested for it. The certificate was subsequently released to him on live television at the commission’s sitting in 2001. The certificate was released 18 years after the completion of his service.
Femi Falana is married to Nigerian women’s rights activist Funmi Falana. He is the father of Falz, a popular Nigerian rapper, singer, online comedian and actor .