Wande Coal has been said to be the biggest influence on the younger generation of musicians
Wande Coal’s birth name is Wande Oluwatobi Ojosipe. He was born on the 18th of October 1985 in Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria, to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs. Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe, as the first of two children.
He started singing with his church teenage choir, and later joined the adult choir, and eventually the mass choir. Wande Coal met D’Banj and Don Jazzy for the first time when they came for a concert at Unilag.
In 2016, he bagged the MTV Africa Music Award for Song of the Year. In 2017, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Collaboration was given to him.
Coal has also recorded tracks with other Nigerian artists including ikechukwu, Phyno, Davido, Naeto C, Dr SID, D'Prince, Wizkid and many other artists.
Coal's other milestones:
African Artiste of the Year – Ghana Music Awards 2010
Artiste of the Year – 2010 Hip Hop World Awards
Best R&b/Pop Single – 2010 Hip Hop World Awards
Wande Coal has been said to be the biggest influence on the younger generation of musicians like Fireboy, Oxlade, YKB, and others.