Wande Coal(born 18 October 1985), born as Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe in Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria, to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe. The first of two children,Wandehad his primary school education at Staff Nursery and Ijaniki Primary School, and his secondary education in Federal Government College Ijanikin in Lagos State, and went on to University of Lagos (Unilag), Lagos State, where he studied Curriculum Studies.
Wande, a.k.a.Captain Mushin, like most great musicians 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’sMo’hits recordsin 2006. He featured on D’banj’s Rundown/Funk You Up album on singles such as “Loke“, “tonosibe” and “why me“. Being signed toMo’ Hits records, he was also a member of the Mo’ Hits Allstars and played a major role in the releasedCV (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 Coallater released his debut album ‘Mushin to Mo’Hitswhich was widely received across Nigeria, UK and the USA.
Wande Coalhas 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 ExecutivesDon JazzyandD’banj, Wande Coal, Dr SID and D’Prince signed on to Don Jazzy’s new Record LabelMavin Recordswith the addition of Tiwa Savage from 323 entertainment acting as the first lady of Mavin Records.Wande Coalleft Mavin Records in 2013. In October 2013. He released a single called “Baby Face” and several others afterwards.
On the 26th of October 2015, Wande Coal released his sophomore album#WANTEDunder his ownBlack Diamondimprint.