Wande Coal

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Wande Coal
Birth name Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe
Also known as Wande Coal
Born (1985-10-18) 18 October 1985 (age 32)
Genres AfroPop, Afrobeat, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels Black Diamond Entertainment[1]
Associated acts D'banj, Mo' Hits Records, DJ kentalky, Dr SID, Don Jazzy, DJ Spinall
Website official website

Wande Coal (born 18 October 1985), born as Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, is a Nigerian singer.

Early life and education[edit]

Coal was born in Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria, to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe. The first of two children, Coal had his primary school education at Staff Nursery and Ijaniki Primary School, and his secondary education in Federal Government College Lagos in Lagos State, and went on to University of Lagos (Unilag), Lagos State, where he studied Curriculum Studies.

Career[edit]

Coal started singing in the teenage choir at his church. He got his break in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a dancer. He got signed to Don Jazzy's Mo' Hits Records in 2006. He featured on D'banj's Rundown/Funk you up album on singles such as "Loke", "tonosibe" and "why me".[2] Being signed to Mo' Hits records he is also a member of the Mo' Hits allstars and played a major role in the released CV (Curriculum Vitae) album. His first single of the CV album, "Ololufe", has been described as one of the greatest love songs ever written by a Nigerian. Coal later released his debut album Mushin To Mo’Hits which was widely received across Nigeria, UK and the USA.[3]

Coal has also recorded tracks with other Nigerian artists including ikechukwu, Naeto C, Dr SID, D'Prince, Wizkid and many more. In 2012 following a fallout between record label Executives Don Jazzy and D'banj, Coal, Dr SID and D'Prince signed on to Don Jazzy's new Record Label Mavin Records with the addition of Tiwa Savage from 323 entertainment acting as the first lady of mavin records. Coal left Mavin Records in 2013. In October 2013, he released a single called "Baby Face".[4]

After a long hiatus, Coal dropped his sophomore album Wanted. Most reviews of the album placed him on a slightly above average scale.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album Producer Label
2008 "Bumper2Bumper" Mushin 2 Mohits Don Jazzy Mo' Hits Record
"You Bad"

(Featuring D'Banj)

"Taboo"
"Who Born The Maga" (Featuring KaySwitch)
2011 "Go Low" Mavin Records
"Been Long You Saw Me" (Featuring Don Jazzy) Don Jazzy
"Private Trips" Jay Sleek
2012 "See Mi Ri" Solar Plexus
"Forever"
"Pretty Girls"
2013 "The Kick"

(Featuring Don Jazzy)

Don Jazzy Black Diamond Entertainment/ Mavin Records
"Rotate" Don Jazzy Mavin Records
"Baby Face"
2014 "My Way" Wanted Maleek Berry Black Diamond Entertainment
"Baby Hello"
2015 "Ashimapeyin" Wanted Sarz Black Diamond Entertainment

"Same Shit"(Featuring AKA)

Wanted Da Beat Freakz Black Diamond Entertainment
2016 "Iskaba"

(Featuring Dj Tunez)

Spellz Black Diamond Entertainment
"Ballerz" Maleek Berry Black Diamond Entertainment

Videography[edit]

Year Title Album Director Ref

go low sesan\

2013 "Rotate" Sesan
2013 "The Kick" Sesan
2014 "My Way" Sesan
2014 "Baby Hello" Wanted Sesan
2015 "Ashimapeyin" Wanted Unlimited L.A
2015 "Same Shit" Ft. AKA Wanted Studio Space Pictures (SSP)
2016 "Iskaba" Ft. Dj Tunez Sesan

Collaborations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Next Rated Hip Hop World Awards 2008.
  • Naija's fastest Rising Superstar UNIPORT AWARDS 2008
  • Dynamix Youth awards 2009-Song of the Year.
  • BEST AFRO HIP HOP VIDEO Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2009
  • African Artiste of the Year – Ghana Music Awards 2010[13]
  • Artiste of the Year2010 Hip Hop World Awards[14]
  • Best R&b/Pop Single – 2010 Hip Hop World Awards[15]
  • Album of the year 2010 Hip Hop World Awards
  • Song of the Year 2010 Hip Hop World Awards
  • Hip Hop Revelation of the Year 2010 Hip Hop World Awards.
  • Best rhythm and blues singer of the year 2009 City People
  • Album of the year 2010 City People
  • Outstanding Performance in the music industry 2010 City People
  • Artist of year 2010 City People

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (10 May 2013). "Wande Coal launches Black Diamond Entertainment with 'The Kick' video". Premium Times. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Vanguard (2015-01-31). "Wande Coal to release album soon". Vanguard. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  3. ^ TheNETng (2015-03-15). "Wande Coal, AKA collabo on new song". TheNETng. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  4. ^ View Nigeria Newspaper (2014-08-09). "See photo of Mavin Artiste, wande coal and his 18year old girlfriend". View Nigeria Newspaper. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  5. ^ http://www.tushmagazine.com.ng/album-review-wande-coal-wanted/
  6. ^ Curriculum Vitae.
  7. ^ Solar Plexus album.
  8. ^ Life & Times Of Killz Vol1.
  9. ^ a b U Know My P album on iTunes
  10. ^ The Entertainer album on iTunes.
  11. ^ "Patoranking, Wande Coal Duo share new 'My woman, my everything video'". Pulse Nigeria. Joey Akan. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Wande Coal x Shizzi - "Kosowo"". mp3naija. 16 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Ghana Music Award (2010-04-11). "Ghana Music Awards 2010 winners". Ghana Music Award. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  14. ^ Vanguard (2010-04-30). "Hip Hop Awards: Wande Coal is Nigeria's best". Vanguard. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  15. ^ CP- africa.com (2010-04-30). "Hip Hop Awards: Wande Coal is Nigeria's best". CP- africa.com. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 

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