The 10 Best Tobe Nwigwe Songs of All-Time

Tobe Nwigwe is an American rapper of Nigerian descent. He hoped to become a professional football player before he suffered a severe injury that made this impossible. Subsequently, he started looking into other possibilities before settling on music. Nwigwe is one of those musicians who built their initial fanbase using their social media profiles in the mid-2010s. Soon enough, he was notable on the national stage, as shown by his appearance at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. Nwigwe has made it. Furthermore, his career is continuing strong, meaning more songs are bound to come.

Here is our opinion of the ten best Tobe Nwigwe songs released so far:

10. “Head to Hades”

Unsurprisingly, “Head to Hades” is concerned with death and death’s consequences. After all, Hades was the Greek god who ruled over the underworld. He was a frightening figure whose name became synonymous with his dark and dreary realm, so much so that it continues to see use in this sense even though the religion that spawned it became defunct centuries ago. Indeed, the music video for “Head to Hades” stands out because it features the rapper and his companions dancing around a grave. It’s memorable. Moreover, the song’s lyrics are thought-provoking.

9. “Wildlings”

“Wildings” came out in 2020. Considering its choice of words, it seems safe to say that Nwigwe had a certain fantasy show in mind when he recorded it. With that said, “Wildlings” isn’t about fictional individuals. Instead, it’s Nwigwe and the two other musicians musing about the black experience in modern times. Lesser talents might’ve produced something cringe-inducing. They proved themselves to be more than that.

8. “I Need You to (Breonna Taylor)”

Breonna Taylor was a black PRN killed by three police officers who entered her home on a no-knock warrant in 2020. Her death was one of the incidents that fueled the Black Lives Matter protests that year. “I Need You to (Breonna Taylor)” is more or less what one would expect based on the name, which is to say, a call for justice. Its release earned Nwigwe considerable attention at the time.

7. “I’m Dope”

“I’m Dope” isn’t a boast. If anything, it’s more of a statement of self-confidence despite the various things that can go wrong and have gone wrong. Famously, Michelle Obama put “I’m Dope” on her exercise playlist, meaning it played a role in Nwigwe building his profile.

6. “Chill”

Nwigwe wasn’t just releasing music through his social media profiles before he broke through. He was also releasing music videos, which were consistently praised for their quality despite their relative simplicity. “Chill” is one of the best examples of Nwigwe’s musical output from previous years. Moreover, it’s interesting that he worked on the music video with his wife.

5. “Juice”

“Juice” is another example of Nwigwe’s work from the same period as “Chill.” It has a similar set of virtues. For example, there are clever verses. Similarly, there is a clean presentation. Both were made possible by Nwigwe’s partnership with his long-term collaborators. Thanks to this, “Juice” has become one of his most viewed videos.

4. “They Want It, But No”

Nwigwe has come a long way. For proof, he was one of the artists asked to contribute to the soundtrack for the second Black Panther movie. On top of that, some argue his “They Want It, But No” was the stand-out from the release. That judgment doubles as an incredible compliment considering the other artists on the soundtrack. Regardless, “They Want It, But No” is an intensely personal track. However, its context makes it easy to interpret from the perspective of international politics. Wakanda is a fictional African state with resources that foreigners would love to have. Unlike its less fortunate counterparts, it can say “No,” which is a powerful statement whether it’s used or not.

3. “Fye Fye”

“Fye Fye” is the most successful music video Nwigwe has released so far. Something more popular might come out in the future. However, it’ll have to overcome significant hurdles to do so because “Fye Fye” is just that formidable. This is a joyful song in which Nwigwe expounds on his core values. Unsurprisingly, one of them is his commitment to his family. For proof, look no further than his wife Fat’s contributions, which include some memorable lines of her own.

2. “Eat”

It isn’t uncommon for musicians to reminisce about their journeys to stardom. Even so, few songs can match Nwigwe’s “Eat.” It oozes self-belief. However, it never crosses the line into obnoxiousness. If anything, it’s surprisingly humble because the narrator acknowledges his occasional weakness. Something that makes his juxtaposed successes seem even more impressive. “Eat” was one of the two songs Nwigwe chose to perform at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. As such, it seems safe to say that he had enormous confidence in its ability to win over the audience. Hindsight suggests he was more than justified in doing so.

1. “Try Jesus”

“Try Jesus” is the other song Nwigwe performed at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. Given its name, interested individuals should have no problem guessing it’s about God. The curious thing is that people have come away with very different interpretations of what it means. Some think the narrator says he won’t just let other people walk over him because he isn’t perfect, which should be interpreted in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. Others believe the narrator is telling listeners to redirect their praise from him to God. Whatever the case, “Try Jesus” is a cleverly-executed, surprisingly fun song that suggests Nwigwe was two for two on song choices when he took the stage in 2020.

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