Los Angeles, CA—“Stephen Curry: Underrated” is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ and explores Curry’s journey becoming one of the greatest basketball figures in NBA history, revealing his challenges and growth through powerful visuals and narratives.
Houston native Tobe Nwigwe intimately understands the journey of being underrated, armed with undeniable talent that can outshine peers in his field. His story resonates with the essence of Curry’s: transcending limitations when given the chance to showcase one’s capabilities. As a 2023 Grammy Nominee for Best New Artist, Tobe’s accomplishments shine brightly.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from, you can still achieve greatness. Nobody is going to give you anything, you are going to have to earn it. People gone doubt you, people gone feel a way about you, whatever. But you still have to create your own path.”Tobe Nwigwe
Directed by Peter Nicks, “Stephen Curry: Underrated” intimately explores Curry’s journey from his Davidson College days after being overlooked by bigger schools due to his North Carolina roots. Despite his current status, Curry maintains the underrated mindset as an integral part of his identity, driving him to inspire others along their unique journeys.
Rapper and Actor Tobe Nwigwe’s inclusion on the soundtrack with his song “Lil Fish, Big Pond” adds a dynamic layer of creativity to Curry’s narrative. Tobe’s music provides a powerful backdrop, as the song takes listeners on a parallel journey of resilience and triumph, mirroring Curry’s path from being underestimated to making a significant impact.
“The synergy in our story is it doesnt matter if your father is Dell Curry and he achieved a lot, or your daddy is Cyril Nwigwe, and he don’t know nothing about the entertainment industry at all. You are still going to have to earn everything it is that you got.”Tobe Nwigwe
Tobe’s multifaceted successes affirm his enduring impact, making his contribution to the “Stephen Curry: Underrated” soundtrack an exciting addition to Tobe’s journey. His achievements include starring roles in significant projects such as “Transformers Rise of The Beast” and the Netflix Original Series “Mo.” Notably, he has secured the honor of being a three-time winner of the NAACP’s Image Award.
Tobe finds a kindred spirit in Stephen Curry’s underdog journey. Much like Curry’s path from an under-recognized player to a basketball legend, Tobe’s rise parallels this narrative as he navigated the competitive world of music with determination and authenticity. In an exclusive interview with Slauson Girl for the Voice of Black Los Angeles, Tobe says the biggest gem he gained from working on music for Curry’s documentary is, greatness has a formula.
If you really watch Steph’s documentary, he isn’t superman. He doesn’t have superpowers. The reason he is able to do what he does, is through rigorous attention to detail, training, relentless work ethic, that type of stuff. And that type of stuff, everyone isn’t necessarily into.Tobe Nwigwe
By leveraging social platforms, Tobe defied conventional norms, drawing parallels to Curry’s unconventional style of play that revolutionized basketball. Their shared experiences reflect the potential of individual resilience, creativity, and the ability to overcome odds, making Tobe’s contribution to the “Stephen Curry: Underrated” soundtrack a fitting tribute to the spirit of defying expectations.
It aint magic. It ain’t happenstance, it’s a formula for it. It’s discipline, it’s consistency, it’s hard work, it’s work ethic. Think about tangibles you can apply, and you can be great at what it is that you do too.Tobe Nwigwe