Nikko TooGood

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Nikko TooGood
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Born (1992-06-19) June 19, 1992 (age 31)
NationalityBlack-African American
Other namesNikko Donee TooGood
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
  • University of Maryland
  • Le Cordon Bleu College
  • Toogood Industries
  • The Black Authors Matter Tour
  • N D TooGood Enterprises
  • South Africa Literacy Fund
  • The Black Authors Matter Literacy Fund.
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • US Forbes 30 Under 30
  • Forbes Next 1000

Nikko Toogood (born June 19, 1992) is a Black-African American entrepreneur, business executive, public speaker, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of TooGood Industries, LLC, a brand and image consulting firm. Toogood is also the founder and curator of The Black Authors Matter Tour,[1] the largest international book tour which highlights black and brown authors. He is also a delegate for the Forbes 30 Under 30. He is also associated with N D TooGood Enterprises, South Africa Literacy Fund, and The Black Authors Matter Literacy Fund.[2][3]

Toogood has gained experience in the management consulting industry and is skilled in brand management, business consultancy, styling, public speaking, and public relations. With successful client placements at leading publications like Buzzfeed, Forbes, ABC, TEDx, and CBS, Toogood's work has been featured in Vh1, Bravo, NET, and several others.[4][5]

Early life and education

Toogood was born on June 19, 1992, in Washington, DC. He was raised by his mother and grew up in a family surrounded by women, who worked hard to earn a living. Toogood attended the DC public school. During his school days, Toogood began developing his interests in literature and books. His interests were further backed by his aunts Mary Bullock, the first black English teacher in Tarboro, NC, and Geraldine Jones, who motivated Toogood to deepen his understanding and knowledge through books.

In the year 2011, Toogood enrolled at the University of Maryland to pursue his bachelor’s in marketing, business management, and related support services. Toogood also holds an associate’s degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Atlanta.


Toogood wanted to become a renowned chef and started working in catering and event coordination services in the entertainment industry. He soon developed an interest in public relations and branding. Toogood started his first job working in the retail sector. He began developing an understanding of the customer's needs and wants and honed his skills in public relations and entrepreneurship.[6]

After gaining recognition as an emerging social elite, in 2011, Toogood led the foundation for his company TooGood Inc., a brand and image consulting firm. His company works with clients ranging from business owners to reality television and specializes in brand management and expansion. Over a decade, the company has gained experience working with VH1, Bravo, OWN, and several other networks. His company has emerged as a pioneer in the entertainment, education, and entrepreneurship industries.[7]

In 2018, Toogood launched the company, The Black Authors Matter Tour.[8] The company was established as the first-ever book tour, highlighting Black and Brown authors, and has gradually emerged as one of the largest international book tours owned and managed by an African American. Toogood led the creation of the tour with the objective to uplift the Black literacy culture and provide emerging Black authors with a platform where they can share their work and spread the messages embedded in their books. Nikko has assisted numerous NGOs and authors in their pursuit of literary social impact through panels, book signings, a TEDx conference, and the adoption of schools in South Africa, Botswana, Hatti, and Cambodia.

Awards and recognitions

  • Toogood is the ambassador for US Forbes 30 Under #30
  • Toogood has been nominated for the Forbes Next 1000

In the media



  1. "'Black Authors Matter' Tour". WJLA. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  2. D.M, Dr Pamela Gurley (13 January 2022). "A Vessel and a Voice for Black Literacy: Nikko Toogood on Curating the Black Authors Matter Book…". Medium. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  3. "The Black Authors Matter Announces Its Official 2022 South A... | MENAFN.COM". Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  4. "Email Address of @nikkotoogood Instagram Influencer Profile - Contact nikkotoogood". Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  5. "Black men's mental health journeys highlighted at NAACP Convention". 20 July 2022. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  6. "Exclusive Interview with Nikko D TooGood – Instant Press". Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  7. "Meet Nikko TooGood | Creator and Curator of the national"Black Authors Matter Tour"". SHOUTOUT ATLANTA. 18 November 2021. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  8. "The Black Authors Matter Announces its Official 2022 South Africa and Botswana Experience". WSCA News. 22 August 2022. Retrieved 21 October 2022.

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