Wande Coal

Wande Coal
Wande Coal
Wande Coal
Background information
Birth nameOluwatobi Wande Ojosipe
Also known asWande Coal
Born (1985-10-18) 18 October 1985 (age 38)
Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Websiteofficial website

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

Early life

Wande Coal was born on 18 October 1985 in Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria, to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe. The first of two children,[citation needed]


Wande Coal began his primary school education at Staff Nursery and Primary School Ijanikin Lagos State , and later proceeded to Federal Government College ijanikin Lagos in Lagos State for his secondary school education. And went on to University of Lagos (Unilag), Lagos State, where he studied Human Kinetics.[citation needed]


Wande coal started singing in the teenage choir at his church. He got his first 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". 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.

Wande Coal won the Best R&B/Pop Single at the 2010 edition of Hip Hop World Awards. He won the African Artiste Of The Year category at the Ghana Music Awards in 2010.


Coal has also recorded tracks with other Nigerian artists including Ikechukwu, Phyno, Davido, 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. Wande Coal left Mavin Records on November 7, 2013 due to intellectual property theft of a song with the same lyrics as Don Jazzy's lyrics. In November 2013, he released a single called "Baby Face" as the song that he got departed from Mavin Records for. In 2013 he launched his music label Black Diamond Entertainment.


After a long hiatus, Wande Coal dropped his second album Wanted. Most reviews of the album placed him on a slightly above average scale. Coal released a single Tur-Key Nla in December 2017. He kicked off his 2020 with a single track titled "Again", produced by Melvitto. He just released another Single in 2021 titled "Come My Way". In 2022, he was featured on the rapper, Olamide‘s single, Hate Me, which was released in February 2022 He also re-released his album “Mushin2Mohits


Studio albums

Compilation albums


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

(Featuring D'Banj)

"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
"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
2020 "Again" Juls Black Diamond Entertainment
2021 "Come My Way" Juls Black Diamond Entertainment
2021 "Music Messiah" Dapiano Black Diamond Entertainment
2023 ''Kpe Kpaso'' Kel P Vibes Black Diamond Entertainment
2023 ''Let them Know'' Kel-P Vibes Black Diamond Entertainment


  • African Artiste of the Year – Ghana Music Awards 2010
  • Artiste of the Year2010 Hip Hop World Awards
  • Best R&b/Pop Single – 2010 Hip Hop World Awards
  • Album of the Year at the Hip Hop World Awards – 2010
  • Song of the Year at the Hip Hop World Awards – 2010
  • Hip Hop Revelation of the Year at the Hip Hop World Awards – 2010
  • Song of the Year at MTV Africa Music Award - 2016
  • Best Collaboration at Nigeria Entertainment Award - 2017

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