Wande Coal was born Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe on 18, October 1985 as the first of two children. He started singing in the church choir and dabbled into dancing professionally until he was discovered and signed on by Don Jazy’s Mo Hits label. He was a significant of Mo’Hits for a spell, playing second fiddle to D’Banj before his debut album Mushin 2 Mo’Hits established him as a star in his own right.
Coal left Mo’Hits and joined Don Jazzy to set up the newly formed Mavin records following creative differences with D’Banj. He was part of the original line up of Mavin artistes but quit the label in 2013 under a cloud of controversy to set up his own Black Diamond imprint. He recently released a follow up to the critically and commercially acclaimed Mushin 2 Mo’Hits.
Mushin 2 Mo’Hits
Compilation solar Plexus
My woman my everything (with Patoranking) 2015
Baby hello 2014
My way 2014
The Kick with Don Jazzy 2013
Baby face 2013
Pretty girls 2012
Go low 2012
Private trips 2012
Been long you saw me with Don Jazzy
Who born the maga with Kayswitch
Kiss your hand with R2bees
You bad with D’Banj
Bumper 2 bumper
Next Rated Hip Hop World Awards 2008
2010 Headies Artiste of the year
2010 Album of the Year- Mushin 2 Mo’Hits
2010 Headies Best pop single- You bad with D’Banj
2010 Best R&B/Pop Album- Mushin2 Mo’Hits
2010 Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year
2010 City People Artiste and album of the year
Wande Coal schooled at Federal Government College Ijanikin before majoring in Curriculum studies at the University of Lagos.
His nickname ‘Coal’ references the black of charcoal on account of his skin colour.