Who is Wande Coal?
Wande Coal is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his many hit songs including “Iskaba”, “You Bad” and “Bumper to Bumper”.
Wande Coal’s early life and education
Wande Coal’s real name is Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe. He was born in Lagos Island, Lagos on October 18, 1985. He is 36 years old as of April 2022. Wande Coal was raised by his parents Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe as the first of two children. His only known sibling is Towa Ojosipe who is equally a talented musician known by the stage name “Tee Josh”.
Wande Coal had his nursery and primary education at Federal Staff Nursery and Primary School, Ijanikin, Lagos State before proceeding to the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos which happens to be the same school his mother was working as a Home Economics teacher. He later gained admission into the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Curriculum Studies.
Wande Coal’s wiki profile
|Full name||Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe|
|State of Origin||Lagos State|
|Date of birth||October 18, 1985|
|Age||36 years old|
|Marital status||Married( According to online reports)|
|Record label||Black Diamond Records|
|Alma mater||University of Lagos|
How Wande Coal started his career
Wande Coal started his music career as a teenage choirboy in his church, however, he got his first break in the entertainment industry as a dancer. He later got signed to Don Jazzy’s Mo Hits Records in 2006. During his stay in Mo Hits, he released his hit song “Ololufe” which has been cited as one of the most popular and powerful love songs in Nigeria to date. He also featured on D’Banj’s Rundown/Funk U Up album on singles such as “Loke” “Tono Sibe ” and “Why Me”.
Wande Coal was instrumental to the success of the Mo Hits label. In 2012, following a fallout between the record label executives Don Jazzy and D’Banj, Wande Coal, DR Sid, and D’Prince moved to Don Jazzy’s new record label “Mavin Records” with Tiwa Savage who was formerly under her self-managed 323 Entertainment. Wande Coal left Mavin Records officially on November 17, 2013, shortly after Don Jazzy accused him of allegedly stealing one of his songs titled “Baby Face” which was released via Wande Coal’s Black Diamond Entertainment imprint.
After taking a break from the music industry, Wande Coal came back bigger with the release of his sophomore album titled “Wanted” which instantly re-established his charttopper status. Mr Coal has collaborated with the likes of Wizkid, Patoranking, Burna Boy, Olamide, AKA, 2 Face, and many others. As of April 2022, Wande Coal is currently signed under his independent record label, Black Diamond Records.
Wande Coal’s marriage and wedding
Detailed information about Wande Coal’s marriage and wife have remained hidden for years. The singer was reported to have gotten married to his Igbo girlfriend, identified simply as Chinemerem, in 2017. According to the reports, the couple wedded traditionally on November 18, 2017, and the ceremony was attended by only close friends and family members of the couple. However, up to this day, full details and clear confirmation of this union has not emerged. Wande Coal apparently enjoys keeping every information about his marriage and wife in the dark.
About Wande Coal’s wife – Chinemerem Ojosipe
Detailed information and personal details of Wande Coal’s supposed wife, Chinemerem is currently scarce in the media. While it is known that she is of the Igbo tribe, her exact state of origin is not disclosed at this time. Her age and date of birth are also not known at this time. Wande Coal also do not share photos of his wife on his social media pages.
Wande Coal’s children
Wande Coal is the proud father of two children – two boys named Joseph and King Coal Jr, respectively. According to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, his first son Joseph was born by his baby mama, Tolulope Ogunnusi in 2008 and is currently 14 years old. His second son, King Coal Jnr and was born on February 28, by his current wife, Chinemerem.
Wande Coal and his baby mama Temitope Ogunnusi
Earlier in 2018, Wande Coal’s baby mama, Temitope Ogunnusi called him out for abducting their son. According to reports, Temitope Ogunnusi dropped out of secondary school at the age of 16 after Wande Coal who was 23 years old back then impregnated in 2008. According to Temitope, the singer denied the paternity of the baby and left the neighbourhood.
After delivery, Wande Coal’s mom, Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe arranged to see the baby and requested a DNA test. In 2008, a DNA test was conducted to show that Wande Coal was the father of the child.
In an interview, Wande Coal reacted to the rumours denying all claims.
I want to start by saying that the only truth that has been said so far is the fact that the child is my son. Everything else is a lie. I honestly do not want to say much because, at the end of the day, this is family and Temitope is the mother of my child. She was pregnant and I didn’t even know because she married another person and claimed the child was his. My family and I only knew about the child after her husband and other people including her aunty found out that the child looked like me.
Wande Coal and Wizkid relationship
Award-winning Nigerian singer, Wizkid revealed that Wande Coal housed him when he had nowhere to go. Wizkid made the revelation after an energetic performance with Wande Coal on stage at the Fly Time Music Festival in Lagos where he was the headline artist. He also asked fans to celebrate Wande Coal for inspiring him.
This is the man that inspired me. I remember when I was making my first single, “Holla at your boy”, Wande Coal was there for me. He offered me his room when I had nowhere else to go. I just want to say a big thank you to this guy, he’s a very special human being.
Wande Coal’s journey in Mo Hits Records
Mo Hits Records was a defunct music record label owned by Don Jazzy and D’Banj. It was founded in 2004 with Don Jazzy as the CEO/President and D’Banj as the first recording artist. The label attracted foreign interest from international acts like Kanye West and Jay Z.
Wande Coal first met D’Banj and Don Jazzy for the first time at a concert in UNILAG. After their encounter, he became one of D’Banj’s dancers and later on moved to becoming a backup singer and eventually a music artiste.
After a fallout between D’Banj and Don Jazzy, Mo Hits record label was changed to Mavin Records with Don Jazzy as the CEO. Wande Coal’s exit from Mavin Records in November 2013 came as a shock to fans of the label. According to Don Jazzy, Wande Coal was like a child he raised and it was hard to let go of him.