HOSB Presents: Tippa Irie

Thursday 25 January

Join us for an enriching panel discussion on the 25th of January, featuring the esteemed Tippa Irie, as he shares insights from his captivating book ‘Stick to My Roots.’ It’s a wonderful opportunity to delve into the stories and inspirations behind his work. Don’t miss this chance to gain a deeper understanding of Tippa Irie’s journey!


Tippa Irie released his first album “Is It Really Happening to Me” in 1986. He shot to fame early in his career with several #1 hits in the UK and around the world including Hello Darling, Raggamuffin Girl and Superwoman. In 2005, Tippa was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Rap Song for a tune he wrote with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas called “Hey Mama.”

In 2023 following the release of his much anticipated 18th career album ‘I’m An African’, Tippa released his autobiography titled ‘Stick To My Roots’, named after his 2010 hit single of the same name. Over the years, he has collaborated with countless artists and has maintained a consistent stream of new releases. Tippa has toured the world extensively and continues to perform for sold-out crowds on every continent. He continues to delight fans wherever he performs with his fast-talking style and high-energy shows.

Tippa will be in conversation with Patricia Blaze Wharton, who is a multi-talented broadcaster, talk show host, and voice-over artist. She has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for several years and has hosted numerous events.Her captivating voice and engaging personality have made her a favorite among audiences.Patricia is passionate about her work and strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others through her shows.

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