Wande Coal Biography: Who Is Wande Coal ?
Born on the 18th of October 1985, Wande Coal is a famous Nigerian song writer, recording artiste, singer and entertainer. Real names Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, Wande Coal was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. He first came into the lime light as a singer under the now defunct “Mo’hits” record label owned by Don Jazzy at the time.
Wande Coal Biography: Family, Early Life and Education
Born to the family of Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi, Wande Coal is the first of two children.
He attended the Staff Nursery before going to Ijaniki Primary School. He went to the federal government secondary school in Lagos before heading to Unilag to read curriculum studies. He graduated from the university of Lagos (Unilag) with a degree and decided to go into the music industry.
Wande Coal has just one sibling, his brother called Towa Ojosipe. Towa is also a talented musician and goes by the stage name Tee Josh.
Wande Coal has a son with lady Temitope Ogunnusi. It is rumoured that the pregnancy was kept a secret from him until the baby was born, having an uncanny resemblance with his father. With Temitope remarried, Wande Coal is in custody of the boy.
Wande Coal Biography: Music Career and Fame
Like most artists in the Nigerian Music Industry, Wande Coal was in his church choir while he was a teenager. He entered the entertainment Industry as a dancer before he began focusing on the music full time. In 2006 Wande Coal was signed to Mo’hits records by Don Jazzy and D’banj.
Wande Coal gained fame after he was featured in D’banj’s album “Rundown/Funk you up”, lending his voice on top hit singles “why me”, “loke” and “tonosibe”.
Being a very influential member of the Mo’hits record label, Wande Coal had a huge hand in the release of Mo’hits popular album “curriculum vitae”. Wande Coal’s first single on the album “ololufe” has been described by many Nigerians as one of the best love songs ever written by a Nigerian.
Wande Coal in 2009 released his much anticipated album debut studio album “Mushin to Mo’hits” which was a huge success, widely received across the country and even on international grounds, with his songs getting played in the U.S and UK.
Wande Coal continued to gain attention all over the continent and across, enjoying huge financial benefits as well as attention from fans. In 2012, there was a big fall-out between Mo’hits executives Dbanj and Don Jazzy resulting in the record label bring dissolved as Don Jazzy started afresh under new label Mavin. He brought Wande Coal and other artists over including Dr sid and D prince. He also signed current Mavin queen, tiwa savage that same year from 323 entertainment.
In 2013, Wande Coal left Mavin records and formed his own record label which he called “black diamond”, releasing his first single “babyface” under his own new record label in the month of October that same year.
In 2015 Wande Coal released a second studio album “Wanted” with lots of hit singles including Rotate, The Kick, My Way, Iskaba and Baby hello, Baby Face, amongst others.
Wande Coal Biography: Net Worth
Over the years Wande Coal has a acquired lots of properties and cars. He has a Net Worth of around $1.7 million dollars.
Wande Coal Biography: Awards
- Hip Hop World Awards 2008 – Next Rated
- UNIPORT AWARDS 2008 – Naija’s fastest Rising Superstar
- Dynamix Youth awards 2009 – Song of the Year
- Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2009 – Best Afro Hip Hop Video
- Ghana Music Awards 2010 – African Artiste of the Year
- 2010 Hip Hop World Awards – Artiste of the Year
- 2010 Hip Hop World Awards – Best R&b/Pop Single
- Hip Hop World Awards 2010 – Album of the year
- Hip Hop World Awards 2010 – Song of the Year
- Hip Hop World Awards 2010 – Hip Hop Revelation of the Year
- City People 2009 – Best rhythm and blues singer of the year
- City People 2010 – Album of the year
- City People 2010 – Outstanding Performance in the music industry
- City People 2010 – Artist of year
MTV Africa Music Award for Song of the Year 2016 My woman my everything. Although this particular award belong to patoranking it is worth noting that Wande Coal was featured on the song, with his vocals one if the reason the song was so great.
Wande Coal Biography: Songs
2. Bumper To Bumper
3. You Bad
5. Se Na Like This
6. Se Ope
8. Baby hello
11. So Mi So
12. I Know You Like It
14. That’s Wots Up
17. Kiss Your Hands
19. Who Born The Maja
21. Tur-Key Nla
22. Mo Grind Mo Hits All Stars
23. Now It’s All Gone
24. Go Low
26. The Kick (feat. Don Jazzy)
27. Oh No No
29. See Me Ri
30. My Way
31. Ten Ten Hits All Stars
33. The Kick
34. We Ball
36. Iskaba (feat. DJ Tunez)
37. Who Born The Maga
40. Pretty Girls
42. BEEN LONG YOU SAW ME
44. Ten Ten Hits All Stars
48. Private Trips
49. Ten Ten
50. African Lady.
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