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Tinie Tempah

(1988-), Singer and musician

Tinie Tempah (Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu)

Sitter in 3 portraits
Born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu in South London to Igbo parents from Nigeria, his middle name 'Chukwuemeka' means "God has done more" in the Igbo language. He adopted his rapper stage name Tinie Tempah while at school. After first finding success with underground singles released through his independent record label Disturbing London (founded in 2007), Tempah was signed up by Parlophone in 2009. His debut and number one single Pass Out (February 2010) was followed by his platinum selling album Disc-Overy in October 2010. Tempah won the BRIT awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Single in February 2011.

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Tinie Tempah, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2045

Tinie Tempah

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2045

Tinie Tempah, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2046

Tinie Tempah

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2046

Tinie Tempah, by Nadav Kander - NPG x134919

Tinie Tempah

by Nadav Kander
archival pigment print, 2011
NPG x134919



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