Wande Coal Back With Wanted
Six years after he dropped his debut album Mushin to Mo’Hits, the Black Diamond Entertainment CEO and former MAVIN artiste Wande Coal has dropped his latest music project, Wanted. A 23-track work, the album features collaborations with Seyi Law, AKA, Falz, Maleek berry, Jimmie, 2face Idibia, Burna Boy, Wizkid and King Spesh, with none of his former label mates on the work.
Currently available on iTunes and in stores around the country, the new album had notable producers such as Sarz, Xela, Maleek Berry, LeriQ, Major Bangz, BeatFrekz, Legendury Beatz, JFem.
“It’s been a long time coming. My last album was release six years ago and I’ve been working on this new album all along. Today, I’m happy the album is ready for my fans. For years now, I’ve been looking forward to working with 2Face Idibia and I’m glad the song is on this album,” he said.
Born Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe in Lagos, Nigeria, singing sensation, Wande Coal is one of Nigeria’s music stars, who shot into prominence with his monstrous hit, Ololufe. The first of two children, Wande Coal had his primary and secondary education at Staff Nursery and Primary School, Ijanikin and Federal Government College Ijanikin respectively.
Wande Coal got his break in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a dancer. He continued honing his vocals skills before he got signed to D’banj and Don Jazzy’s Mo’hits Records in 2006. He featured on D’banj’s Rundown/Funk You Up album on tracks such as Loke, Tonosibe and Why Me, which received good rotations on Nigerian music platforms.
Since his debut in the Nigerian music scene, Wande Coal has shared the stage and also recorded tracks with other top music stars such as 2face Idibia, Burna Boy, Ikechukwu, Naeto C, Dr SID, D’Prince, Wizkid, AKA, Yemi Alade, and many others.
In 2012, following fallout between record label executives, Don Jazzy and D’banj, Wande Coal joined Don Jazzy’s new label, Mavin Records alongside Dr SID, Tiwa Savage and D’Prince. He however left Mavin Records in 2013 to start his own record label christened Black Diamond Entertainment.