Tobe Nwigwe is a Houston-based rapper who spreads inspirational, meaningful messages through his music. His self-described aim is to "make purpose popular." He is easily recognizable by his deep yet gentle voice and exceptionally agile rhyming style. He is highly prolific, regularly releasing new songs and videos, often co-starring his wife, Ivory Rogers (simply known as Fat), and producer LaNell Grant (aka Nell). His songs have been collected on full-length releases such as 2018's The Originals.
Nwigwe, a first generation Nigerian-American, was born in Alief, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He attended the University of North Texas and was a star linebacker on the university's football team, but he left due to a foot injury. He first received attention in 2014 for singles such as "Been Grinding" and "Coulda Woulda Shoulda," which appeared on his EP Pardon My Lateness. He became heavily productive in 2017, releasing Tobe from the Swat and two Get Twisted Sundays mixtapes over the course of the year. Numerous singles and videos appeared throughout 2018; many of the tracks appeared on The Originals and More Originals. ~ Paul Simpson