Who is Wande Coal?
The Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, a Nigerian music icon born on October 18, 1985, is considered a pioneer in the Afrobeats music movement.
Professionally, the performer and songwriter is referred to as Wande Coal.
Following his signing with Mo’Hit Records, he rose to prominence and contributed the single Ololufe, which was included on the compilation album Curriculum Vitae (CV) released by the label.
With the publication of his debut album, Mushin To Mo’Hits, the singer cemented his position in the industry with the popularity of hit singles such as Bumper2Bumper and You Bad.
Wanted, his sophomore album, was released in 2015, followed by Realms, his third studio album, in 2020.
Wande Coal has achieved induction into the African Music Industry Hall of Fame with compositions including, but not limited to, Turkey Nla, My Way, So Mi So, Ashimapeyin, and Ballerz.
Wande Coal was honored with the African Artiste Of The Year and Hip Hop Artiste Of The Year accolades at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards and Hip Hop World Awards, respectively, in recognition of his inventiveness.
|Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe
|18 October 1985 (age 38 years old)
|Place of Birth:
|Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
|State Of Origin:
|Chief Ibukun Olufunto, Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe
|Wife • Spouse:
|Girlfriend • Partner:
|Singer • Songwriter
|US$7 million – US$10 million
Where was Wande Coal Born?
Wande Coal was born in Lagos State, in the central region of Lagos Island, on October 18th, 1985. Chief Ibukun Olufunto Ojosipe and Mrs. Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe were his parents.
His place of origin is Lagos State, and he is a member of the Yoruba people. His appellation was given to him by his parents mere days after his birth: Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe.
The eldest sibling of his family, he is the firstborn. Being reared in the Christian faith, his parents are also Christians. Towa Ojosipe is the name of his sister.
Upon realizing he possessed a beautiful voice during his adolescent years, Wande Coal began his musical career. In order to hone his vocal abilities, he enrolls in the church choir.
He was an adolescent at the time in question. Participating in the choir enhanced Wande Coal’s knowledge of music and cultivated her ambition to pursue a career in the field.
In addition to her musical prowess, Wande Coal is a gifted performer. He began his career in the Nigerian entertainment sector as a performer prior to achieving significant recognition in the music industry.
At the public expense, Wande Coal completed his elementary, secondary, and tertiary education.
His primary education was completed at Staff Nursery & Primary School, located in Ijanikin, Lagos State. He attended Federal Government College, Ijanikin, for the duration of his secondary education.
A graduate of the esteemed University of Lagos, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics.
Wande Coal received his breakthrough when he encountered the proprietors of Mo’Hit Records, Don Jazzy and D’banj. In 2006, he obtained a record label contract.
Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Kayswitch, and Dr. SID were his label companions. With his appearance on D’banj’s Rundown/Funk You Up album, youthful Wande Coal introduced himself to the world. The singles on which he appeared were Why Me, Loke, and Tonsibe.
He contributed his vocals to the compilation album Curriculum Vitae (CV), which was produced by the record label. His album’s lead single, Ololufe, propelled him to national prominence by captivating tens of thousands of Nigerians with his compositional prowess and vocal prowess.
In 2010, following months of diligent studio labor, the performer unveiled his debut album to the public. The album Mushin 2 Mo’Hits propelled Wande Coal to international fame and secured him additional collaborations with both established and up-and-coming artists.
Party songs including You Bad featuring D’banj, Bumper2Bumper, and Taboo can be found on the album.
The singer captivated his audience in 2011 with tracks including Private Trips, Go Low, and Been Long You Saw Me, which featured Don Jazzy.
Wande Coal, similar to his contribution to Curriculum Vitae, was instrumental in the production of Solar Plexus, the second compilation album by Mavin Records.
Individually composed and performing the songs Pretty Girls, Forever, and See Me Ri. The initiative became available in 2012.
A disagreement in 2012 between D’banj and Don Jazzy, co-founders of Mo’Hit Records, ultimately resulted in the dissolution of the record label.
Wande Coal inked with the new record label Mavin Records, which Don Jazzy proposed. Additionally, DR SID and D’Prince inked with the new label. Soon thereafter, the label welcomed its first female artist, Tiwa Savage.
In 2013, Wande Coal departed from Mavin Records in order to pursue his musical endeavors under an independent label. As a consequence, Black Diamond Entertainment was established.
Nearly two years passed since his last musical release, and he did not resume until 2015 with the release of his second album. While the album Wanted performed moderately well on the market, critics rated it above average.
In 2017, Wande Coal released consecutive hit singles including Turkey Nla, Ballerz, Iskaba featuring DJ Tunez, Oh No No, and Funkeh, which contributed to his career resurgence. In 2018, the singer captivated the industry with the release of her single So Mi So.
He has developed positive working relationships with a number of producers in their industry over the years. Don Jazzy, Spellz, Juls, Killertunes, CheekyChizzy, Maleek Berry, and Sarz are also featured on the list.
Additionally, Wizkid, Olamide, Falz, D’banj, D’Prince, Patoranking, Shizzi, Phyno, Ikechukwu, R2Bees, and Naeto C. were among the gifted musical acts with whom he collaborated.
Realms, his third studio album, was released in 2020. Another, a widely recognized composition crafted by Juls, is among the tracks featured on the album.
In 2021, he collaborated with Juls once more on the recording and dissemination of Come My Way.
Sesan directed the music video for Come My Way, which was made available on November 4, 2021.
He appeared on the February 2022 release of the trendy single Hate Me, which was performed by the rapper Olamide. Listen, one of the tunes featured on Basketmouth’s sophomore album Horoscopes, also featured his vocals.
His studio album, Legend or No Legend, was released in May 2023. It features appearances by Olamide, Wizkid, T-Pain, and Fireboy DML, among others.
Off-album tracks include 3 Square Meal, Ekelebe, Dues, Nobody Holy, Streets, Jabo, Come My Way, Genesis, Sho Ma Gba, Don’t Feel Love, Kpe Paso, E Choke, and Let Them Know.
- 2009: Mushin To Mo’Hits
- 2015: Wanted
- 2020: Realms
- 2023: LEGEND OR NO LEGEND
- Curriculum Vitae (2007)
- Solar Plexus (2012)
Awards and Nominations
The Best R&B/Pop Single award was presented to Wande Coal at the Hip Hop World Awards in 2010. In 2010, he received the African Artiste Of The Year award at the Ghana Music Awards.
The Artiste Of The Year award was presented to him at the 2010 Hip Hop World Awards.
Wande Coal, who is widely regarded as an icon in the African music industry, has millions of active social media followers.
He has amassed more than 2.4 million followers on Twitter and over 1.6 million followers on Instagram.
- Instagram handle: @wandecoal
- Twitter handle: @wandecoal
Wande Coal, a singer, has spent the majority of his infancy and adulthood in Lagos State. Presently, he resides in a mansion situated in a privileged locality on Victoria Island. On October eighteenth, he attained the age of 38.
Wande Coal is the father of an attractive son and is married. Conversely, little is known about his spouse to the general public, as Wande Coal has elected to maintain a private existence.
Numerous up-and-coming musical groups honor the performer as a mentor and an inspiration. Empire Music has a record and publishing agreement with him.
After sixteen years of significant advancement in the industry, Wande Coal has amassed a substantial fortune through his music career.
The estimated net worth of this fortune ranges between $7 million and $10 million.