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Rapper Tobe Nwigwe Behind Arrest The Killers Of Breonna Taylor Song

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | August 5, 2022 02:22 PM

Tobe Nwigwe brought up in Houston, Texas was relatively unnkown name before he shot up to fame with his song I Need You To in 2020. Today the rapper celebrates as Breonna Taylor finally gets her justice ( Source : Texasmonthly )

Tobechukwu Dubem, better known by his stage name, Tobe Nwigwe, is a singer, rapper, and songwriter who released a track in 2020 called I Need You To, a 44 seconds song asking the killers of Breonna Taylor to be arrested.

And today, on August 5, 2022, the four US police officers who shot Breonna Taylor have been arrested. 

The rapper who was relatively unknown in 2020 is today making music with the industry's biggest names like Pharrell Williams. 

The rapper, only a few hours ago, posted on his Instagram story about the arrest of those police officers. So who is this man who spoke out for Breonna Taylor when nobody else did? Let's get to know him in detail.

Quick Details About Tobe Nwigwe 

Real Name Tobechukwu Dubem
Age35
Height 6ft 2 inches
Relationship StatusMarried
Nationality American
Ethnicity Igbo
Date of BirthMarch 8, 1987
EducationGraduate
Net Worth$3million-$4million
Siblings1 (Joel Nwigwe)

Who Is Rapper Tobe Nwigwe? Wikipedia Details

Rapper Tobe Nwigwe was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is of Nigerian descent and hails from Igbo ethnic group.

He was an independent artist for five years before his song I need you to release. If you clicked on this article, you are not the only fan of the Houston-based rapper.

He has some famous fans in former first lady Michelle Obama, and Erykah Badu is also a big fan of his work.

Tobe Nwigwe has made many friends in Hollywood after shotting up to fame in 2020. As seen here with comedian Dave Chapelle
Tobe Nwigwe has made many friends in Hollywood after shotting up to fame in 2020. As seen here with comedian Dave Chapelle ( Source : Instagram )

The rapper played high school football and was in the NFL draft before a ligament tear ended his football journey. Nwigwe, after that incident, started focusing on his music career after he opened the company TeamGINI.

The rapper had previously worked with his wife, Fat (Martica Ivory Rogers), and his friend LaNell Grant in his company.

His first shot to fame was in 2018, when he got the chance to appear at the BET Hip Hop Music Awards. He was also a feature in PJ Morton's album.

Tobe Nwigwe has always looked up to his family for inspiration for his work. Tobe with his two kids, Ivory and Sage Nwigwe
Tobe Nwigwe has always looked up to his family for inspiration for his work. Tobe with his two kids, Ivory and Sage Nwigwe ( Source : Newsunzip )

He became well known to the public when Michelle Obama put one of his songs, I'm Dope, on her workout playlist, and in 2020, he went viral with the song I Need You To.

The rapper has new music coming out tonight called Lord Forgive Me, which features some big names. 

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Real Name, Age, And Height of Rapper Tobe Nwigwe

Tobechukwu Dubem is the full name of Rapper Tobe Nwigwe, who is 35 years of age. He was born on 8 March 1987. The rapper stands tall at 6 ft 2 inches.

Tobechuckwu comes from a Nigerian family and never misses an opportunity to talk about his culture and heritage.

Tobe pictured with his wife Fat Nwigwe and their two kids Ivory and Sage along with his sister Nell
Tobe pictured with his wife Fat Nwigwe and their two kids Ivory and Sage along with his sister Nell ( Source : Houstoniamag )

He enrolled in Alief Elsik High School for his high school studies, and later on, he enrolled at The University of North Texas to complete his Bachelor's Degree.

Tobe was athletic from a young age and loved playing football. Though he could not continue his career as a football player, he is certainly enjoying success as a rapper.

Rapper Tobe Nwigwe's Religion

The rapper is a Catholic and follows Christianity as his religion. He loves singing songs about God and has always added a spiritual element to his songs.

Rapper says that he went on to write I Need You To because he had a dream in which God told him to make that song.

His songs, such as Make it Home, also talk about his connection with God. Try Jesus is another of the hugely popular songs.

Tobe Nwigwe's Parents & Siblings

Tobe Nwigwe's parents' names are Cyril Nwigwe and Victoria Nwigwe. He was raised along with his two siblings.

His parents are private about their lives and are very reserved.

Tobe's father, Cyril, was a small entrepreneur, and his mother was a housewife.

Tobe and Nell were the founders of the non-profit organization and it was after Nell's introduction in Tobe's life that his career took off
Tobe and Nell were the founders of the non-profit organization and it was after Nell's introduction in Tobe's life that his career took off ( Source : Nbcnews )

He has an elder brother in Joel Nwigwe and considers his music producer and long-time friend Nell Nwigwe like a young sister.

The brother-sister duo makes music with each other now and again. Nell is present in all the music video shoots and videos of Tobe Nwigwe.

Meet His Wife Martica "Fat" Nwigwe And Their Children

Tobe married his wife Martika Ivory Rodgers, Aka Fat Nwigwe, on December 16, 2017, and the two have three children.

Their children names are Ivory "Baby Fat" Nwigwe, Sage Nwigwe and Chukwueze Nwigwe.

Tobe has always stressed how important his family is to him and how they always have played an important role in his work.

Tobe had a new addition to his family recently with the birth of his second son and his third child Chukwueze Nwigwe.
Tobe had a new addition to his family recently with the birth of his second son and his third child Chukwueze Nwigwe. ( Source : Instagram )

Martika, Aka Fat Nwigwe, was a high school teacher before she moved to the showbiz world. She met her husband Tobe when she was at a non-profit organization called "Edutainment." 

Tobe, Nell, and Fat hit off and started making music and performed together in NPR's Tiny Desk Concert.

Tobu welcomed his first daughter in 2019. Fat Nwigwe gave birth to their second daughter the following year, and recently Tobe and Fat welcomed their third child.

The three kids of the couple are adorable and have separate Instagram accounts.

What is Tobe Nwiwe's net worth?

Tobi Nwigwe has a net worth of $3-$4 million.

Is Fat Nwigwe a singer?

Tobe Nwigwe's wife, Fat Nwigwe, is a singer like him.

What are Tobe Nwigwe's Hobbies?

Tobi Nwigwe, in his spare time, likes to ride bicycles.

What is Tobe Nwigwe's parent's name?

Cyril Nwigwe and Victoria Nwigwe

How many siblings does Tobe Nwigwe have?

Tobi Nwigwe has one sibling.

Does Tobe Nwigwe have an Instagram account?

Tobe Nwigwe has an Instagram with the user handle @tobenwigwe

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