Wande Coal claims that fame and popularity are intoxicating.
Wande Coal explains why fame Intoxicates.
The singer pledged to support the upcoming artists.
Nigerian singer. and songwriter Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal has described fame as “crazy and intoxicating.”
The vocalist stated this in an interview with Pan African Music.
In terms of Afrobeat, Wande Coal appears to be paving the way for a new age in Nigerian music, impacting nearly the whole industry.
Recall, The “Again” hitmaker is planning on releasing his third studio album. The singer has been spotted linking up with the Nigerian top artists in the studio to make up collaborations.
In the interview with Pan African Music he revealed that it could be normal as an upcoming artiste but when fame comes, it changes everything.
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“Sure. Fame is crazy and a different ball game. You could be normal for a long time and when fame comes into your life, it changes everything and how you relate with people – family, friends,”
“If you allow it, it gets intoxicating, and that’s not how it ought to be, but because you were never popular before then. Now, I’m wary of letting anything get to me because where I came from is always in my head. I’ve gone through so much to get here, so I’ll keep working and creating music because if I wasn’t doing that, nobody would know me in the first place.”
Coal, who is preparing to release his highly anticipated third studio album, six years after his sophomore “wanted” album, said he feels happy as a vocalist when he is acknowledged as an influence to next-generation singers.
“Being Wande Coal is a lot of stress yet fulfilment. Being cited as an influence to different levels of new generation talents from Wizkid to the Maleek Berrys, Fireboys is not something that I take for granted.”
In addition, The CEO of Black Diamond Entertainment stated that he will continue to encourage new generation talent, adding that he is looking for young people to train and sign to his label.