- 09:11 AM, Jan 20
Tinie Tempah is a U.K. rapper who was born on November 7, 1988 by the name Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr. to Nigerian parents. In 2006, he got heavy airplay on British music TV channel, Channel U, for his song "Wifey Riddim", and the next year he collaborated with artists Agent X and Ultra. He released his own debut mix CD "Hood Economic" in 2008, and was then recruited to tour with Chipmunk in 2009.
As he began to reach broader audience by taking it to the road with Chipmunk, he worked on his next project. In February 2010, he dropped his debut single "Pass Out" and ruled U.K. Singles chart for two consecutive weeks. His success earned him a slot at Glastonbury where he shared the stage with rap mogul Snoop Dogg.