British-Nigerian artist, entrepreneur and musician Tinie Tempah has opened up on his struggles and successes within the music industry, and his plans to make the business industry better for the next generation of artists.

 

Tinie Tempah
Image credit: Tinie Tempah Instagram

Tinie Tempah is a popular and award-winning artist and pioneer within the UK music scene, constantly seen in the UK top charts, with seven UK Number 1s! Known for his rapping and singing, Tinie Tempah is also the co-founder of innovative 360 management and entertainment company Disturbing London.

Tinie Tempah recently joined the Did Ya Know? Podcast to inspire young artists on how they can thrive and fly in the music industry.

Did Ya Know? Podcast is a podcast with mentoring in mind, founded by two prominent Black music executives, Adrian Sykes and Dany D. They created the podcast to tell unheard of stories within the music industry. They inspire to increase diversity at all levels within the UK music business.

“[I hope] that they have more people that they can do business with that look like them.”

In the nearly hour-long episode, a number of topics were discussed including Tinie Tempah’s hopes for the future of UK Black artists. Tinie Tempah spoke on his hope for mental health to improve in the industry, as well as knowledge on investment and family values. He said, “[I hope] that they have more people that they can do business with that look like them.”

Tinie Tempah also gave some words of wisdom, revealing that his biggest regret as a young artist was “naivety” and “blind faith.” Recognising that blind faith can be good sometimes, Tinie Tempah warned us of taking too many risks, “If you’ve got blind faith, it’s cool, but when it turns into naivety and just assuming that things are ok just for the sake of it, when really this is a business, everyone’s trying to make money. That is probably one of my only regrets, I feel like now the blind faith is there, but there’s no naivety.”

“I feel like the best of where UK music and Black talent can go has not even been seen yet.”

Leaving us with some words of inspiration, Tinie Tempah also revealed his plans for the future, “for me, I just want to keep on building my amazing catalogue, I want to keep that sweet mindset that I’ve always had of just trying to work with some of the best artists, best musicians, and best song writers because ultimately for me, this is a game of music.”

“I feel like the best of where UK music and Black talent can go has not even been seen yet.”


You can listen to the podcast via Spotify here.

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