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British hip hop star Tinie Tempah to perform in Nairobi

British hip hop star, singer and producer Tinie Tempah will be the main act during the third edition of Jameson Live in Nairobi.

The Briton will headline a line up that will also include one of the most recognised UK deejay, Tim Westwood, during the event that will be held at the at the Carnivore grounds.

Among the artistes expected to perform at the event are Wangechi, Femi One and Bash.

Born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu to Nigerian parents, Tinie grew up in London and has had several critically acclaimed songs.

He has now had as many number one hits in the UK as Michael Jackson and Elton John; and is the artiste with the most UK number one hits this decade.

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He has won numerous BRIT Awards, collaborated with performers such as Ellie Goulding, Wizkid, Swedish House Mafia and Zara Larsson to name a few.

Tinie Tempah shot to prominence in 2010 when his debut single ‘Pass Out’ hit number one.

He is also known for his sense of style and has been a prominent figure in British fashion circles and was named Best Dressed Man in GQ’s Men of the Year Awards 2012.

Tinie has so far released two studio albums; Disc-Overy (2010) and Demonstration (2013), with his third Youth scheduled to be released officially in 2017.

Tinie’s highest profile live shows have included the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics; every major festival from Coachella to Glastonbury; as well as supporting the likes of Jay-Z, Usher and Rihanna.

His most recent UK arena tour included a triumphant homecoming show at London’s O2 Arena.