Tobe Nwigwe stuns in video with Fats Nwigwe for “Fye Fye” collaboration
By Zainab Ahmed
Tobe Nwigwe, an Igbo Nigerian-American rapper, groups up together with his spouse Martica “Fats” Nwigwe for his or her tune “Fye Fye.” Within the video Tobe and Fats are surrounded by dancers who’re in inexperienced and white apparel, the colours of the Nigerian flag. Tobe Nwigwe raps about loving his spouse and youngsters. In addition to his Blackness with him rapping “should you Black we nsync bye bye bye.” Then his spouse Martica “Fats” Nwigwe comes out pregnant in a lightweight inexperienced fluffy crop high with a full skirt. She can be sporting a Ichafu which is the standard headwrap for Igbo girls. Though Martica isn’t Nigerian, however is definitely African-American, is essential. She is exhibiting appreciation to her husband’s tradition together with her outfit and in considered one of traces she mentions oracles which had been an enormous a part of pre-colonial Igbo conventional faith. Your complete solid emphasizes Professional-Black unity that mixes African-American tradition, corresponding to rap and apparel (durags as an illustration), with Nigerian aesthetics, symbolism and apparel. The blending of those two represents the Nwigwe household particularly his youngsters who’re half Igbo Nigerian and half African-American.
Tobe Nwigwe has been a rising star within the leisure world. He was born in Houston, Texas to Igbo Nigerian dad and mom in 1987 and has been very energetic in music since 2016. Nwigwe met his spouse whereas engaged on his charity, a nonprofit named TeamGINI. The identify is derived from “Gini Bu Nkpa Gi?” and it means “What’s your goal?” within the Igbo language. He began his music profession posting authentic songs each Sunday on Instagram and Youtube which garnered him a lot consideration. This success would lead him to be on the 2018 BET Hip Hop cypher and the next 12 months on Tinydesk. The Tinydesk live performance elevated him additional with Michelle Obama’s exercise playlist that includes “I’m dope.” In 2020 he made a tune bringing consciousness to the Breonna Taylor scenario titled “I want you to (Breonna Taylor” and once more carried out on BET on the Hip hop awards.