The Black Diamond turns 31 today.(born 18 October 1985), born as Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe.
In case you don’t know him so well,allow me to introduce him to you. Wande Coal is Nigerian Artist popularly know for his ever-green ‘mushin to mo’hits’ album.
He started singing in the teenage choir at his church. He got his break in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a dancer. He continued improving on his vocals skills and 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 was also a member of the Mo’ Hits all stars 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. Wande Coal later released his debut album ‘Mushin to Mo’Hits which was widely received across Nigeria, UK and the USA.
Wande Coal has also recorded tracks with other Nigerian artists including ikechukwu, Naeto C, Dr SID, D’Prince, Wizkid and many more. In 2012 following a fallout between record label Executives Don Jazzy and D’banj, Wande 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”.
in 2015,he released another studio album ‘Wanted’ which featured top nigerian acts like 2face,wizkid and AKA,yeah,another top-rated album of 2015,with tracks like ‘my way’ and ‘superWoman’.
we are still anticipating more great stuff from the black diamond aka captain mushin.
Happy birthday wande Coal!!!