10 years ago today, one of the greatest ever projects was dropped by a rare gem. A musical maestro. A man with unparalleled vocals. Wande Coal revamped the entire music space with the release of his debut studio album Mushin 2 Mo’Hits. It was undoubtedly an immaculate piece of work, a game changer that redefined Nigerian pop music. It contained hit songs like Bumper 2 Bumper, You Bad, Taboo, Ten Ten, and many more.
This album was loved by fans and critics alike. It’s one of the classics that not only gave Wande Coal a name and a career but also proved that Don Jazzy was ahead of his time. Every single song on the album was a banger. It was released under the legendary Mo’Hits and it featured acts like D’Banj, D’Prince, K-Switch, Dr SID, and Ikechukwu.
Black Diamond (as he usually refers to himself as) smoothened the way for the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Sean Tizzle, Kizz Daniel. Mushin 2 Mo’Hits deserves to be kept in a museum and Wande Coal ought to be worshipped by music lovers.
Wande Coal had a good run under Mo’Hits (which was later disbanded and Mavin was born) before he parted ways with Don Jazzy. He allegedly wrote many of the Mo’Hits bangers including Pere, Close To You, Booty Call, and more. He was a crucial part of the Mo’Hits All Stars, contributing heavily to the Curriculum Vitae (CV) album.
Before he was signed to the label in 2006, Wande was originally a dancer and had earned a reputation in the industry as one. He honed his vocal abilities as a member of the church choir. After Don Jazzy and D’Banj ended things rather amicably, Wande Coal alongside Dr SID, D’Prince were signed to the new platform Mavin. He left the label in 2013 after an unresolved conflict with Don Jazzy.
The gifted singer shied away from the music scene for a while, making no appearances in the media and releasing no new music. His beloved fans complained tirelessly, hoping for a miracle that Wande would one day bounce back and return with a blazing streak. Thankfully, Wande Coal seemed to know that he had a flock of music lovers waiting patiently and craving his music. He released his second studio album Wanted in 2015. The album had critically acclaimed songs such as Superwoman, Wanted, Adura, We Ball, Baby Hello, and others.
Wande has come very far in the Nigerian music industry as he remains one of the most relevant singers ever. Operating under his movement Black Diamond Entertainment, Wande Coal has extended his reach beyond Nigeria and is doing well for himself on the global scene. He has since bangers such as Ballerz, Turkey Nla, Iskaba, So Mi So, and more.
We are eternally grateful that Nigeria is blessed with a talent like Wande Coal. His influence on Nigerian pop music can never be forgotten. It is only right that you honor his genius by listening to Mushin 2 Mo’Hits throughout today and savor the well-prepared songs that make the album up.