*A brand-new episode of STEVE on Watch is AVAILABLE NOW – where Steve Harvey sits down with Nigerian-American rapper from Houston (TX) Toby Nwigwe to discuss his powerful, spiritual music which has garnered attention from Michelle Obama, Dave Chappelle, Michael B. Jordan, Chance the Rapper, and many more.
With no record label and no promotion, his song “Try Jesus” swept the nation this Summer and reached #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart, plus #12 on the Billboard music chart.
Watch the new episode above.
- Episode Title: Tobe Nwigwe Has the Power of Music and Faith
- Description: This summer, musician Tobe Nwigwe earned much-deserved attention after he released his powerful song, “Try Jesus”. Steve couldn’t wait to talk to Tobe about the art, passion, and power behind his incredible music.
Highlights from the episode include:
- Toby Nwigue on what went into releasing “Try Jesus” without a label, promotion or marketing:
- “I just think the way the music industry is set up is perfect for independents right now, especially if you have a vision.”
- Toby Nwigue on the message behind his viral video for Breonna Taylor:
- “Very simple – stop killing Black people. And arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain. It’s been taking way too long.”
- Steve Harvey on why the message in “Try Jesus” spoke to him, and how it relates back to the love of his mother:
- “I have been throwing hands my whole life. My mother has been gone for 23-years.
- “I was in a skating rink in Detroit when I was 53 years old…a dude, joking, said something about my mama. We was in the skating rink busy!”
- “The rule at my house was, you could never say nothing about my mother.”