Meet the brains behind the Nigeria’s Bobsled opening ceremony outfit
No African country has represented the sport of bobsled at the Winter Olympics, but that’s has changed thanks to three women aiming to represent Nigeria. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, and Akuoma Omeoga made history to become Nigeria’s first women’s bobsled team.
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While some castigated them for finishing last, simply getting to the Olympics has been victory enough for this Nigerian team, three women who live in the U.S. and have backgrounds in other sports before deciding to try sliding — and now, officially, are the first bobsled to represent Africa on the sport’s biggest stage.
The team knew what they were gunning for and from day 1 made a grand entrance into the competition. One that broke the internet was their outfit to the opening ceremony. Their outfit was designed by a Nigerian couple. Tobe Nwigwe and Fat Nwigwe are a dynamic duo from Houston.
In Tobe’s words;
” The captain is a close friend of ours, she reached out to us that she was having issues with the design for the team. And I just said Fat and I could put something together and be part of history. I got the vision and put our powers together and created something but what I did not know is that they will be in front of the Olympics social media as best dressed.”
Who are Tobe and Fat Nwigwe
His name has been uttered by newfound fans across the world and has even been mentioned internationally. Tobe can be described as an “inspirational artist” whose lyrical content penetrates the minds of its listeners & ignites fire and purpose. Tobe and fat have a tremendously unique way of creating music that relates to a variety of demographics. This has allowed them to deliver content that is relatable to all audiences; from the neighborhood corners to the corner offices.
Recently, Tobe Nwigwe unveiled a new single titled “History” in honor of the Nigerian team at the ongoing Winter Olympics games in PyeongChang, Korea. The song was a mixture of the Nigerian anthem and some lyrical content.
This further deduces the fact that young Nigerians all over the world are doing great with or without the influence of the Nigerian government. Tobe and Fat Nwigwe are full of energy, they are doing things differently. They created their own lane even in their music career, trying to beat the status-quo. There is more to them and we would be following closely.