Tomiwa Tegbe, born May 22, 1990, is a well-known Nigerian actor and illustrator. He is best known for his role as Wasiu in the MTV Shuga Naija series and as James Aberuagba in the Africa Magic TV series, My Siblings and I.
Tomiwa Tegbe’s Bio:
|Full name: Tomiwa Tegbe|
|Date of Birth: May 22, 1990|
|Place of Birth: Ibadan, Oyo State|
|Occupation: Actor, Illustrator|
|Net Worth: $150,000|
Early Life and Education
Tomiwa Tegbe was born in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Further information regarding his parents is scarce at this time as the actor keeps details of his personal life away from the spotlight. He also grew up in Ibadan and had most of his early education there.
He attended the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and Toxicology.
In an interview with Trust Radio in 2023, the actor spoke on how acting almost affected his education. He said:
I attended my first audition in 2011 and I got my first movie role that same year which was the lead character in that project. That just gave me all the conviction that I needed to know that this is a path worth toeing. Of course, my certificate is still there but my love for acting and filmmaking took over. I do not want to let go of my passion. Moving forward from that, I kept going for more auditions and got other roles and that really boosted my confidence and made me know that acting is connected to my purpose in life.
Tomiwa Tegbe started his acting career in 2011. His first movie role was in Nigerian Producer Niyi Akinmolayan’s drama film “Valour” which also starred actors including Wole Ojo and Ivie Okujaye.
The actor spoke about his career in the same interview with Trust Radio in 2023. He said in a statement:
My career has not been smooth. The early challenges that I faced in the course of my career were because of how I started. I began my career on a big scale at the time, I was new and I got my first lead role from my first audition, meanwhile, there were other actors who had been going for auditions and all they got were minor roles or ‘waka pass’.
With that, I felt that I have ‘arrived’ in the Nigerian film sector. But that is not the true reality of what it is generally in the industry because some people had to go for audition year after year but that was not my case. An unknown boy from Ibadan gets his first lead role from his first audition. I was already on the plane.
Some of his movies and series include Shuga (2009), On the Real (2016), Kasala (2018), My Siblings and I (2018), Kassanova (2019), and Ijakumo (2022) amongst others.
Aside from acting, Tomiwa Tegbe is an illustrator. He creates drawings that can be used in newspapers, magazines, books, and catalogs.
Tomiwa Tegbe’s Net Worth
According to multiple sources, Tomiwa Tegbe has an estimated net worth of $150,000.
As of the time of publishing this article (August 2023), Tomiwa Tegbe is unmarried and has no child yet. However, the actor has not disclosed news of being in any relationship.
Tomiwa Tegbe’s Awards
Tomiwa Tegbe was nominated for Revelation the Year (Male) at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2018 and won the Fast Rising Actor of the Year award at the 2019 Starzz Awards.