Nigerian singer Wande Coal since his emergence on the scene a couple of years ago has not for once disappointed his fans with his music.
The singer has over the years churned out great music to the delight of his teeming fans.
Here are 10 things you probably do not know about Wande Coal.
- His real name is Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe
- Wande Coal bagged a degree from the prestigious University of Lagos where he studied Curriculum Studies.
- Wande was signed to Don Jazzy’s Mo’Hits Record in 2010
- He released his debut album titled Mushin to Mo-Hits which received positive reviews
- He won the Next Rated Musician at the 2008 Hip Hop World Awards.
- He has his own label Black Diamonds Entertainment. In an interview, the singer opened up on how he felt becoming an independent act after his deal with Mo’Hits. In his words; ”Nothing good comes easy; we have to keep working. A lot of people said my career has declined. All these things motivate me. I like good criticisms. I met Don Jazzy in 2006; they didn’t sign me until 2010. I have been working all that time, writing songs. It wasn’t too hard, but I just needed sometime to create my own sound. New producers are coming up and I decided to give them a chance. The song I did in Ghana with R2bees became a hit, but it wasn’t Don Jazzy that produced it. Don Jazzy doesn’t have a problem with that. People like Wizkid and Davido, I practically influenced them, telling them this is how to go about it. People must grow, table must turn, and people must change. I don’t want to be stereotyped with my sound. I don’t want people to feel that if I don’t have Don Jazzy, I cannot make it.”
- He joined the music industry as a dancer and not as a musician. Wande danced in D’banj’s video “Why me.”
- Wande has a son with a lady known as Temitope Ogunnusi.
- He joined his church choir as a child, where he developed his musical talent and ability.
- His second studio album ‘Wanted’ was released in 2015.
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