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How Nigerian-Born US Rapper Tobe Nwigwe Got Featured In Upcoming ‘Transformers’ Movie

Tobe Nwigwe is a rapper, performer, and producer, and he will soon appear in an action film.

Nwigwe talked about how strange it was that he was chosen to be in the next “Transformers: Rise of the Beast” movie during a recent interview on “Sway in the Morning.”

Nwigwe says that Stephen Caple Jr., who was the first black person to direct a Transformers movie, wanted a friend to play the part.

One of his best friends was a fan of the music,” Nwigwe explained. “And his best friend-as they were getting ready to start shooting the movie — passed [on the role], and he had Paramount Studios reach out to me to try to play a specific best friend role in Transformers. “They kind of emulated who his best friend was in real life.

The friend told Caple that he should at least give the rapper a shot by suggesting Nwigwe for the job.

But because I had never done no acting ever in my life, I just had the script right here and just read it like I was acting, and just recorded myself on the iPhone,” Nwigwe shared. “So I sent that in, and they liked it. They said, ‘Alright, yeah, we would love to have you.’

Before Nwigwe could completely accept the role, he had to conquer one more barrier. Nwigwe realized he couldn’t spend a month in Montreal due to the filming schedule.

Before we went out there, I said, ‘Yeah, unfortunately, the way my life is set up, I can’t be apart from my wife and my kids for a whole month. I don’t do that. They gone have to come with me,” Nwigwe said. “And when I suggested it, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m not gonna be able to be an actor like we thought I was.

The studio then unexpectedly offered to fly his entire family out, and the rest is film history.

Tobechukwu Dubem Nwigwe, simply known as Tobe Nwigwe, was recently in Ghana alongside Chance The Rapper, Mensa, Erykah Badu, T-Pain, Jeremih, Sarkodie, Asakaa Boys, and M.anifest for ‘The Black Star Line Festival’ on January 6.

Since August 2016, he has posted an original song and video every Sunday across social media. He began to gain a following through his Instagram and YouTube posts and videos.

Nwigwe collaborates with his wife, Fat (born Martica Ivory Rogers), and friend and producer/rapper LaNell “Nell” Grant, also known as The Originals. The three came together while working with Nwigwe’s nonprofit TeamGINI.

Watch Tobe’s full interview below:

Source – Tru News Report

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