Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, born October 18, 1985, professionally known as Wande Coal, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started singing in a church choir and dancing before he was signed by Don Jazzy to Mo Hits Records in 2006.
|Full Name:||Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe|
|Date of Birth:||October 18, 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Early Life and Education
Wande Coal was born to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe in Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He is the younger one among two children whom they grew up together.
Wande Coal began his primary school education at Staff Nursery and Primary School in Ijanikin, Lagos State, and later transferred to Federal Government College in Ijanikin, Lagos State, for his secondary education.
He then went on to study Human Kinetics at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Lagos State.
Wande coal began singing in his church’s teen choir. As a dancer, he got his first break in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
In 2006, he signed with Don Jazzy’s Mo’ Hits Records. On singles such as “Loke,” “Tonosibe,” and “Why me,” he appeared on D’banj’s Rundown and Funk you up album.
He is signed to Mo’ Hits Records, a member of the Mo’ Hits allstars, and played a significant role in the recently released CV (Curriculum Vitae) album.
“Ololufe,” his first single from the CV album, has been dubbed “one of the greatest love songs ever written by a Nigerian.”
Wande Coal later released his debut album Mushin To Mo’Hits, which was well received in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Wande Coal has also collaborated with Ikechukwu, Phyno, Davido, Naeto C, Dr SID, D’Prince, Wizkid, and many other Nigerian artists.
Following a squabble between record label executives Don Jazzy and D’banj in 2012, Wande Coal, Dr SID, and D’Prince signed on to Don Jazzy’s new record label, Mavin Records, with Tiwa Savage from 323 Entertainment serving as the label’s first lady.
Wande Coal left Mavin Records on November 7, 2013 due to intellectual property theft of a song with the same lyrics as Don Jazzy.
In November 2013, he released a single called “Baby Face” as the song for which he left Mavin Records.
After a lengthy hiatus, Wande Coal released his second album, Wanted. The majority of album reviews rated him slightly above average.
In December 2017, Coal released a new single titled Turkey Nla.He began his 2020 campaign with a single track titled “Again,” produced by Melvitto.
In 2021, he released another single titled “Come My Way.”
- 2009: Mushin To Mo’Hits
- 2015: Wanted
- 2020: Realms
Wande Coal Net Worth
Wande Coal is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Wande Coal is married, although he has not revealed the identity of his wife. The talented singer prefers to live a private life.
Despite being a public figure, Black Diamond as he is fondly called has been linked with some celebrities but he previously debunked rumors about his relationship.
- Instagram: @wandecoal
- Twitter: @wandecoal