Nigerian vocalist and singer Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe popularly known as Wande Coal has described what fame can do to one.
The Afrobeat singer stated this in a recent interview with Pan African Music.
According to the former ‘Mo Hits’ star, you could be an up and coming artist, but when fame comes, it changes everything.
Wande Coal Scouting for Talents
When asked if being famous changed him, Wande said, “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.”
He was recently applauded by Grammy award-winning artist Wizkid, who said Wande Coal was a big influence to him.
Wande coal said, “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.”
The 36 year old also revealed he is still in search of talents to sign, and he will always put in his best to support up and coming artists.