Tobe Nwigwe recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Wake Up Everybody” and “Eat.”
The double performance was filmed at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Nwigwe kicked things off with an uplifting rendition of “Wake Up Everybody,” accompanied by a band and a choir. In the other half of the set—that was separately uploaded onto his own YouTube account—he turned it up a notch by calling on his wife Fat for a dynamic performance of Cincoriginals cut “Eat.”
“This performance was for the whole city of Houston (especially the SWAT) and every NAIJA boy/girl across the globe. LOOK HOW FAR WE DONE CAME!!!” tweeted Nwigwe.
Nwigwe’s version of “Wake Everybody Up” (originally by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes) comes from the Music for the Movement/Black History Always Vol 2 compilation. The five-track EP is part of an ongoing project between The Undefeated—ESPN’s content platform exploring race and culture—and Hollywood Records. It has also featured artists such as Brent Faiyaz, Freddie Gibbs, Tinashe, as well as Infinity Song.
In December, Nwigwe released his star-studded Cincoriginals LP that featured collaborations with Black Thought, Royce Da 5’9”, D Smoke, Big KRIT, Bun B and CyHi. He also released the track “Give it Back,” earlier this month.
Watch Nwigwe’s Kimmel performances here.
“Wake Up Everybody”: