Who is Tinie Tempah and what is his net worth 2018? The UK is a home to many immigrants. Over the years, many Asians and Africans have migrated to the UK. The parents of Tinie Tempah are also one among the migrants from Nigeria. Born on 07 November 1988 in London to Igbo parents, Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu is an English songwriter, singer, and rapper. People know him by his stage name, Tinie Tempah.
He began singing quite early in life. At the age of 17 years, he joined the band, ‘Aftershock Hooligans’. This group recorded hundreds of songs. Tinie was an expert in recording mixtapes. His first one, “Chapter 1, Verse 22” came out in 2005 when the group released this mixtape free.
Tempah was a regular at the British music TV channel, ‘Channel AKA’. He has sung songs such as ‘Tears’ and ‘Wifey’ for them. He started writing songs and collaborated with many other singers. Subsequently, he left the group and formed an independent label, ‘Distributing London’ along with his cousin, Dumi Oburota.
Tempah was a very popular singer at that time. He had many young fans. Seeing his popularity, Parlophone Records signed up the duo to work for them in 2009. He released his first song ‘Pass Out’ in February 2010. This was a bestseller album netting over 92000 copies. He has sung with stars such as Rihanna.
His subsequent songs were hits as well. For his fourth single, he joined hands with the Swedish House Mafia. This song reached a high of #4 on the UK Singles chart. The same year he won a couple of awards. The trend continued in 2011 with Tempah winning four nominations for the Brit Awards. He went on to win his first Brit Award in 2011.
He then started releasing his mixtapes in the US as well. Having handsome features, Tinie Tempah had a striking personality. It is no surprise that he was a famous figure in the British fashion scene. He has won the ‘Best Dressed man’ a couple of times in 2012 and 2015. These forays into the fashion world got him several commercials. He won the honor of being the men ambassador for the London Menswear Collections.
On the personal front, he is a God-fearing man. He has one girlfriend by the name of Jessie J. He has not married her yet.
Education: Belonging to an immigrant family in London, he had a good education in the UK. The family used to live in Aylesbury Estate. After moving to Plumstead, Tempah gained admission in the St. Paul’s Catholic School in Abbey Wood. He has been an outstanding student throughout his schooling days. He pursued media studies, religious studies, and psychology as his majors at St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College. The lack of finance on the domestic front prevented him from attending prestigious universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.
Net Worth of Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah has a net worth of around $3.5 million. Active on the scene since 2005, this net worth is acceptable. He has had a number of hits with some of his songs touching the top of the UK singles charts several times. He is a famous personality having written songs for other famous singers as well. He is a successful model with an impeccable dressing sense. His modelling assignments have also added to his net worth. Considering all these sources of income, one can safely accept this figure to be correct. He is still young and hence, this figure can only grow.
Tinie Tempah is the proud owner of a Mercedes Benz sports car. He has a nice and cozy bungalow in South London. As far as his other material assets are concerned, he must be having many of them.
Tinie Tempah started composing music and writing songs from a very young age of just 17 years. Along with his friends, he formed his first group, ‘Aftershock Hooligans’. This group released hundreds of mixtapes. Using this group as a stepping-stone, Tempah gained a foothold on British TV.
After leaving this group, he formed an independent label, “Distributing London” in the company of his cousin. This was a very successful pair. This pair caught the attention of media consultant Jade Richardson who was instrumental in offering them a contract with Parlophone Records. This was the turning point in his career. He has not looked back since then.
Tinie Tempah loves to perform with other artists. One of his latest such collaborations have been with Jess Glynne. He has also performed with good singers such as Zara Larsson. The album released in 2016 peaked at #5 on the UK Charts.
A very religious man, there are no controversies in Tempah’s life. Maybe, it has something to do with his upbringing. You can always see that the African singers lead clean lives in places other than the US. The Afro-American singers are the only ones who court all the trouble in the world.