Wande Coal

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Wande Coal
Wande Coal chatting with Wazobia Max in December 2018.png
Wande Coal chatting with Wazobia Max in December 2018
Background information
Birth nameOluwatobi Wande Minlah
Also known asWande Coal
Born (1985-10-18) 18 October 1985 (age 33)
Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteofficial 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 other artists. 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] Coal recently released a new single Turkey Nla in December 2017.

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
2017 "Iskaba"

(Featuring Dj Tunez)

Spellz Black Diamond Entertainment
"Ballerz" Maleek Berry Black Diamond Entertainment
"Oh No No" CheekyChizzy Black Diamond Entertainment
"Funkeh" Killertunes Black Diamond Entertainment
"Turkey Nla" Spellz Black Diamond Entertainment
2018 "So Mi So" Juls Black Diamond Entertainment

As featured artist[edit]

Selected videography[edit]

Year Title Album Director Ref
2013 "Rotate" Sesan
2013 "The Kick" Sesan
2014 "My Way" Sesan
2014 "Baby Hello" Wanted Sesan
2015 "Ashimapeyin" Unlimited L.A
2015 "Same Shit" featuring AKA Studio Space Pictures (SSP)
2017 "Iskaba" featuring DJ Tunez Sesan
2018 "Turkey Nla" Unlimited L.A

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[11]
  • Artiste of the Year2010 Hip Hop World Awards[12]
  • Best R&b/Pop Single – 2010 Hip Hop World Awards[13]
  • 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 (31 January 2015). "Wande Coal to release album soon". Vanguard. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ TheNETng (15 March 2015). "Wande Coal, AKA collabo on new song". TheNETng. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ View Nigeria Newspaper (9 August 2014). "See photo of Mavin Artiste, wande coal and his 18year old girlfriend". View Nigeria Newspaper. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Album Review: Wande Coal - Wanted - Tush Magazine". Tush Magazine. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ Life & Times Of Killz Vol. 1 by Ikechukwu on Apple Music, 25 May 2009, retrieved 22 December 2017
  7. ^ a b U Know My P by Naeto C on Apple Music, 1 August 2008, retrieved 22 December 2017
  8. ^ The Entertainer album on iTunes.
  9. ^ "Patoranking, Wande Coal Duo share new 'My woman, my everything video'". Pulse Nigeria. Joey Akan. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Wande Coal x Shizzi - "Kosowo"". mp3naija. 16 January 2016.
  11. ^ Ghana Music Award (11 April 2010). "Ghana Music Awards 2010 winners". Ghana Music Award. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  12. ^ Vanguard (30 April 2010). "Hip Hop Awards: Wande Coal is Nigeria's best". Vanguard. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  13. ^ CP- africa.com (30 April 2010). "Hip Hop Awards: Wande Coal is Nigeria's best". CP- africa.com. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

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