Wande Coal Biography

Wande Coal Biography

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Wande Coal, whose real name is Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, was born on October 18, 1985, in Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, renowned for his incredible musical abilities and captivating performances. 

Wande Coal

Wande Coal

Real Name Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe
State of Origin Lagos State, Nigeria
Date of Birth October 18, 1985
Occupation(s) Musician
Genre R&B, Afrobeats, Afro-pop
Marital Status Married to his Igbo girlfriend called Chinemerem
Children Two boys (Joseph and King Coal Jr)
Parents Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs.Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe
Record Labels Black Diamond Entertainment
Stage Name Wande Coal
Age 37 years old (2022)
Net Worth $10 million







Wande Coal started his early education at Staff Nursery and Primary School located in Ijanikin, Lagos State. After completing his primary education there, he continued his studies at Federal Government College in Ijanikin for his secondary education. 


Upon completing his secondary school, Wande Coal pursued his higher education at the prestigious University of Lagos (Unilag) in Lagos State. At Unilag, he opted to study Human Kinetics, a field that focuses on the scientific study of human movement and physical activity.






In Lagos, Nigeria, on October 18, 1985, Wande Coal was born to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe. His parents, who were music enthusiasts, recognized his talent and supported his passion for music from a young age. Wande Coal's father, Chief Ibukun Olufunto Ojosipe, was a respected community leader as the Chief Imam of Mushin in Lagos. His mother, Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe, provided unwavering support to Wande Coal throughout his musical journey. Their encouragement and belief in his abilities played a significant role in his success as a renowned Nigerian artist known for his unique sound that blends cultural influences.








In 2006, Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy noticed Wande Coal's talent and signed him to Mo' Hits Records, a well-known record label co-owned by Don Jazzy and D'banj. Wande Coal quickly became a standout artist in the Nigerian music scene.


Wande Coal had a big role in creating the 2007 "Curriculum Vitae" (CV) album by Mo' Hits Records. This album, which had popular songs like "Booty Call" and "Ololufe," helped make Wande Coal a recognized name in Nigerian music.


In 2009, Wande Coal's first solo album, "Mushin To Mo'Hits," was released. This album was a big hit in Nigeria, and it also gained popularity in the UK and the US. It included popular songs like "Bumper to Bumper," "You Bad," and "Taboo." This album confirmed Wande Coal's position as a top R&B and Afrobeats artist in Nigeria.


After Mo' Hits Records closed in 2012, Wande Coal started his own music label, Black Diamond Entertainment, in 2013. His second album, "Wanted," was released under this label in 2015. This album also had popular songs like "Baby Hello" and "Ashimapeyin."


Wande Coal's music combines traditional Nigerian sounds with modern R&B and Afrobeats styles. His unique and soulful voice makes him different from other artists. He is known for his catchy tunes and is loved by music fans in Nigeria and other places.


In recent years, Wande Coal has continued to be a leading figure in Nigerian music. He released the hit single "Again" in 2020, and in 2021, he released the singles "Naughty Girl" and "Old Soldier" featuring Kel P. 


Wande Coal's work in Nigerian music has won him many awards and nominations, including the MTV Africa Music Awards and The Headies. He continues to be an important and respected artist in Nigerian music, and his fans are looking forward to his future music.







Wande Coal has a sibling named Towa Ojosipe. Towa is also a musician and performs under the stage name "Tee Josh."






Wande Coal has two sons whom he adores. His first child, Joseph, was born by his baby mother, Tolulope Ogunnusi, in 2008.

His second child, King Coal Jr., was born in February 2020. Wande Coal announced the birth of King Coal Jr. on his official Instagram page, expressing his joy and gratitude for the blessing. He shared a picture of his newborn son, and the post received an outpouring of congratulations and well wishes from fans and fellow artists.







According to reports, Wande Coal is said to be married to Chinemerem, who is from the Igbo tribe. It is believed that the couple had a traditional marriage ceremony on November 18, 2017. However, Wande Coal has expressed a preference for maintaining privacy when it comes to his personal life.



Record Label




Wande Coal started his music career by signing with Mo' Hits Records. However, due to disagreements among the executives of the record label, he decided to leave. He then joined Mavin Records, a new record label founded by Don Jazzy. After some time, he decided to part ways with Mavin Records and in 2013, he established his very own music label called Black Diamond Entertainment.




Awards And Nominations




In 2008, he was recognized as the "Next Rated" artist at the Hip Hop World Awards in Nigeria. That same year, he received the title of Naija's fastest rising superstar at the UNIPORT Awards.


In 2009, his song won the prestigious title of "Song of the Year" at the Dynamix Youth Awards. Additionally, City People magazine named him the "Best Rhythm and Blues Singer of the Year."


Continuing his success in 2009, he won the award for "Best Afro Hip Hop Video" at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA).


In 2010, he was honored with the title of "African Artiste of the Year" at the Ghana Music Awards. He also won multiple awards at the Hip Hop World Awards, including "Artiste of the Year," "Best R&B/Pop Single," "Album of the Year," and "Song of the Year." City People magazine recognized his album as the "City People Album of the Year" and acknowledged his outstanding performance in the music industry.


In the same year, he was named the "Artist of the Year" by City People magazine.

In 2016, his album "Wanted" was nominated for "Best R&B Pop Album" at The Headies.

He received another nomination in 2018, this time for "Best Pop Single" at The Headies.

Finally, in 2019, he was a Viewer's Choice Nominee at the Sound City MVP Awards.




Endorsement Deals




Wande Coal is proudly associated with Dbanj's C.R.E.A.M platform, which is dedicated to discovering and nurturing talent in Nigeria's creative, entertainment, and music industries. As an ambassador, Wande Coal actively supports and promotes this platform, helping to identify and develop individuals with remarkable artistic abilities.






Wande Coal has released numerous successful singles throughout his career, including "


1. "Ololufe"
2. "Bumper to Bumper"
3. "You Bad" ft. D'banj
4. "Taboo"
5. "Who Born the Maga" ft. K-Switch
6. "Private Trips"
7. "Go Low"
8. "The Kick" ft. Don Jazzy
9. "Rotate"
10. "Baby Hello"
11. "African Lady"
12. "Plan B"
13. "Ashimapeyin"
14. "Same Shit" ft. AKA
15. "Iskaba" ft. DJ Tunez
16. "Ballers"
17. "So Mi So"
18. "Turkey Nla"
19. "Again"
20. "Naughty Girl"



Cars And Houses 



Wande Coal is the proud owner of a Mercedes Benz E200 Kompressor. He also lives in a lavish mansion worth millions of Naira, where he resides with his family.



Net Worth