Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe (born 18 October 1985), popularly known as Wande Coal, is a Nigerian singer.
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,
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 the University of Lagos (Unilag), Lagos State, where he studied Curriculum Studies.
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 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.
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 in 2013. In October 2013, he released a single called “Baby Face”.
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 recently released a new single Turkey Nla in December 2017.
He kicked off his 2020 with a single track titled “Again”, produced by Melvitto.
Wande Coal’s net worth is estimated to be $2.9 million, according to the list of richest musicians in Africa & Net Worth 2021.