Tobe Nwigwe, also known as Tobechukwu Dubem Nwigwe, is an American social activist and rapper.
He is popularly known for his weekly video series #gettwistedsundays on social media which gets people inspired.
Net Worth Of Tobe Nwigwe
Currently, he is estimated to be worth $500k. He has established a considerable following and has started his merchandise line simultaneously with his main non-profit work.
Early Life And Career
Born on the 8th of March, 1987, in Houston, Texas, Tobe is a first-generation American of Nigerian descent, specifically from the Igbo ethnic group.
Tobe grew up in Southwest Alief, Texas, and even attended Alief Elsik High school. When he was in high school, he loved playing football and dreamed of professionally making it big in the game.
Tobe was also part of the college football in the University of North Texas. Here, he played as a linebacker and was the best defensive player in his team.
Unfortunately, a ligament tear resulted in broken hearts for his football dreams.
All hopes may have been dashed in his football dream but eventually, he moved on to begin a non-profit known as TeamGINI.
He started it with Jeffrey Idehen and Mike Tauiliili. This non-profit focuses on assisting students from families going through monetary challenges.
They are also known to help families by providing them with plans of action to boost their situation. TeamGINI concentrates on monetary literacy and continuing education among the students.
They have successfully developed a mentorship program for middle school students named gotPURP.
The gotPURP program assists the students that are in this critical age to understand the concepts in vision, leadership, and purpose.
The idea for edutainment came to Tobe after he met with Eric Thomas, a motivational speaker. Eric saw the prospects in Tobe, which, of course, inspired him to begin making music for real.
In 2016, Tobe started the weekly #gettwistedsundays, and he has produced videos consistently since then.
Note that his videos aim to make purpose popular, and it deals with subjects relating to social justice. This subject needs to be spread across the world. In 2017, he released his first album titled Tobe from the SWAT.
With his consistency, he has more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram. He is popularly known with his team which consists of Ivory, his wife, and Nell Grant, his producer.
His videos are considered a work of art, and it depicts the culture he hails from. His most viral videos include a track tagged I Need You To.
It became popular during the incident that involved Breonna Taylor as the song advocates for her social justice. Some of Tobe’s other songs are Try Jesus and Eat.
In 2020, Tobe released the Pandemic Project, an album. He has successfully gained praise from famous personalities like Dave Chappelle, Sean Combs, Michael B. Jordan and Michelle Obama.
Note that Tobe is married to Ivory Rogers though popularly called Fat. They got married in 2017 December and they have three kids.
You can do well to watch his videos on #gettwistedsundays and be motivated.