One of the most underrated rappers is Tinie Tempah. However, his net worth suggests otherwise; most of which he accumulated through his music career.
As we go through this article, you will be enlightened about the life, career, and Net Worth of this superstar rapper.
Tinie Tempah Profile
- Full Name: Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu
- Age: 32
- Nationality: English
- State of Origin: London
- State of Residence: London
- Marital Status: Married
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, composer and a businessman.
Tinie Tempah Age
Tinie was born and brought up in England in a small estate, Aylesbury Estate on 7 November 1988. Tinie grew up in a warm and loving Catholic home.
Tinie Tempah parents are very hard-working and he revealed in an interview about his father taking couple of jobs at once in order to get a new home at Plumbstead, where they moved to at age 12.
Tinie’s ancestry decent can be traced to the indigenous Igbo tribe in the eastern region of Nigeria. Tinie was not the only child from his parents, as he has three other siblings Kelly, Kelvin, and Marian.
Tinie Tempah Education
Tinie’s received all of his education in England, starting from his basic education to his advanced education.
Tempha attended St. Paul’s Catholic School close to Abbey Wood. This was where he obtained his GCSEs in 10 subjects. Tinie also undertook an advanced education (A-Levels) in Media Studies, Psychology, and Religious Studies at Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College.
Tinie also announced his intentions of studying a course like Physics in Cambridge or Oxford University.
Tinie Tempah Career
Tinie dreams of becoming a successful rapper started at age of 12 after watching the music video for So Solid Crew’s “21 Seconds”.
Tinie being an intelligent young lad was able to use the way they pronounced temper and tiny to put together his stage name “Tinie Tempah”. Now this is what we call passion bringing out creativity.
Tinie career started off in early 2005, he was together with the “Aftershock Hooligans”. He recorded a hand full of songs with the team and his debut mixtape “Chapter 1: Verse 22” was released in late 2005.
As at 2006, Tinie became popular as his song “Tears” was all over British music TV channel and Channel U. After a while he gained more fame for another song “Wifey”.
In late 2006, he collaborated on a track with grime artist Ultra and the artist producers together with songwriters Agent X. In 2007, Tinie left the “Aftershock Hooligans” on the bases of disrespect. This happened after he released his mixtape “Hood Economics Room 147: The 80 Minute Course”.
After the split, Tinie was able to put together an independent label called “Disturbing London” with the help of his manager and Dumi Oburota (cousin). The record label at it’s early stages was funded by student loans and profits from buying and selling of cars.
In 2009, Tinie’s performance at 2009 Wireless Festival got the attention of a music scout and consultant Jade Richardson.
Jade Richardson reported his good performance to Miles Leonard the owner of Parlophone records, who in turn discussed his good reviews of Tinie and his team at HitQuarters.
Tinie got the huge break he had been waiting for when Sony launched its PlayStation Portable and selected one of Tinie’s track featuring Yasmin and DJ Ironik, and “Atlantic/Warner” as a theme for the futuristic Wipeout Pure.
On 28 February 2010, Tinie released his first single “Pass Out” via Parlophone records. This single topped UK Singles Chart at number 1 and was a huge commerical success.
In the same year, Tinie toured with the Chipmunk and joined Rihanna for four dates in May on her 10-date UK tour with Tinchy Stryder and Pixie Lott. One of Tempah’s song ”Written in the Stars” was used as the official theme song for 2011 WrestleMania XXVII, entrance song for the New York Giants before Super Bowl XLVI and theme song for 2011 MLB Post Season.
In 2011, Tinie had a lot of projects with other celebrities such as Ellie Goulding, Nero, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Labrinth, Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco, and Eric Turner. Tinie released his second album “Demonstration” in late 2013 and his third album “Not Letting Go” in 2015.
In 2016 one of Tinie’s single “Girls Like” topped no. 5 on the UK official later and was Platinum certified. Tinie Tempah is one of British best dressed celebrity, he even won the 2012 best dressed man in GQ’s Men of the Year Awards.
He is also an ambassador for London Menswear Collections. Tempah eyes keeps growing for fashion and quality outfits and he also owns a fashion label called “What We Wear”. This fashion label deals with T-shirts and pants.
Tinie is also involved in a show called “The Talk” which is a documentary about Black Britons conversations and experiences about racism.
Tinie Tempah Relationship
Tinie got married to Sir Roger De Haan’s daughter Eve De Haan, on 4 July 2019 in Cirencester. Tinie’s father-in-law is the owner of Saga plc and Marie Lyvie Goder.
Tinie Tempah and Eve De Haan have a daughter together, who was born in 2018 and the identity of the girl has been kept hidden from the public.
Tinie is also a lover of football and a proud fan of Arsenal F.C. Tinie also belong to a politicial party known as of the Labour Party.
Tinie Tempah Achievement
- In 2010, Tinie won the MOBO Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Video for his song “Frisky”. Also in the same year at the MP3 Music Awards he received the Urban/Garage/Grime Award.
- In 2010, Tinie also won the Best Hip-Hop Act and Best Collaboration awards at the Urban Music Awards.
- He won the Best Newcomer awards at 2010 BT Digital Award and Breakthrough Artist at 2010 UK Festival Awards.
- In 2011, at the Brits Awards, Tinie won Best Breakthrough Act and Best Single for the song “Pass Out”. In the same event, he also won the Best UK Hip Hop/Grime Act at the MOBO awards.
- In 2011, at the Ivor Novello Awards, Tinie won Best Contemporary Song and Best International Act: UK at BET Awards.
- In 2012, Tinie won the Best International Artist at Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Best UK Hip Hop/Grime Act at the MOBO awards in 2013 .
Tinie Tempah Net Worth
Tinie Tempah net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be $3 million US dollars.