Well-Known Nigerian Musician, Wande Coal, Set to Release a New Album in May

Well-Known Nigerian Musician, Wande Coal, Set to Release a New Album in May

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Wande Coal, one of Africa's most well-known musicians, is set to release his fourth studio album, Legend or No Legend, on Wednesday, May 17th. His last album release, Realms, was in 2020.

Since then, Wande Coal featured in singles like Gentility which ranked first on Apple Music charts after it went viral on TikTok in 2022. In June of the same year, he completed his first U.S. tour in over ten years, selling out shows in cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

"Now that I'm back, it's a greater picture," Wande Coal said in an AfroVibes interview. "Music is one now so, I'm happy."

Wande Coal, who has been in the music scene for nearly 18 years, is said to have played an important role in Nigeria's music industry. His music is a blend of genres, creating a sound that is uniquely Nigerian yet accessible to a global audience. In 2019, he signed with the global record label and distribution company, Empire, and has since collaborated with other top Nigerian acts including WizKid, Wale, and Davido which help foster a growing sense of camaraderie within the industry.

"What has made me continue throughout the years would be knowing that after a lot of hard work, there's always a success story after that," he said.

On Thursday, Wande Coal pre-released his song, Let Them Know, for millions of his social media followers making it the third pre-released track of 13 songs on the album. "Africa to the world," he said.

AfroVibes' interview with Wande Coal. Interviewer, Omose Ighodaro.

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Omose Ighodaro is a graduate of Columbia University's journalism school and is committed to sharing stories that inspire.

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