Tobe Nwigwe, CAMH’s first artist in residence as part of CAMHLAB, will share a behind-the-scenes look into his process and what he worked on during his residency.
About the Series
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re doing everything we can to flatten the curve — but even though the museum is closed, and we’re working from home, we still talk to artists around the world every day. Here in Houston, in Italy, in China, in San Francisco … artists, like all of us, are weathering the coronavirus personally and professionally.
We will bring these conversations with artists — wherever they are — to wherever you are.
About the Artist
Tobe Nwigwe is an enigma. The lyrics and tone of his music tell the story of a difficult upbringing as a first-generation-Nigerian kid in the Alief neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Tobe has a singular goal in life: “to make purpose popular.” Through tremendous consistency and execution, Tobe’s music and influence has infiltrated pop culture. It’s positive promises spread across North America through two multi-city tours, a groundbreaking performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, made its way onto gaming platforms MLB and NBA 2K20, playlists curated by former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, and Beyoncé and a host of festivals, concerts, blogs and fashion magazines. Tobe’s message has attracted fans across the globe, including culture heavy-weights: Erykah Badu, Sway Calloway, Jill Scott, and Dave Chappelle.