Patrick Okogwu was born in South London. His first single Wifey became an underground hit, but it wasn’t until he signed to Parlophone that he broke into the mainstream. His single Pass Out was released in March 2010 and hit number one, and saturated the airwaves for summer of 2010 – a seemingly effortless breakthrough for the rapper.
Tinie supported Rihanna on tour in May 2010, which helped to increase his profile and demand for Tinie Tempah tickets grew. His second single, Frisky, was an instant hit too, reaching number two.