Multiple award winning MAVIN recording artiste and “private trips” crooner, Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe popularly known as Wande Coal, is no new entrant to the Nigerian music scene and despite just having one studio album to his credit released in 2008 (Mushin2Mohits), he has managed to remain relevant.
What most people don’t know is that his parents initially did not approve of his ambition to delve into the enchanting world of music until he made them a promise.
“I gave them an assurance that I would not bring shame upon our family. As their first child, I was bound to live responsibly. So, I promised to return to the university and get a bachelor’s degree. I was an 100-level student of the University of Lagos when I joined Mo’ Hits Records.
“To whom much is given, much is expected. I cannot afford to let my parents down or ignore their day-to-day prayer points and valuable advice that have seen me this far. After God, my parents come next,” he says.
Beyond his passion for the glitz and glamour that characterizes showbiz, Wande is very religious and will not compromise his devotion to the church on any grounds.
But he has ruled out any thoughts of marriage for now.
“Marriage is the last thing on my mind for now. I want to focus on my music career and learn how my parents have remained the best of friends many years after I was born. Marriage can wait. I am not in a hurry,” he says.
Culled from Punch