Tinie Tempah to speak at Oxford Union tonight (October 31)

Rapper set to discuss 'meteoric rise to fame' at prestigious debating society

Tinie Tempah will speak at the Oxford Union tonight (October 31).

The London rapper has been invited to the debating society’s latest meeting to speak about his rise to fame over the past year.

Vice president of the Union Ash Sangha explained that Tempah will be making a contribution to a “great tradition” at the meeting.

He added: “Tinie‘s rise to fame has been meteoric and his rise is a powerfully uplifting tale of ambition, of determination and of chasing your dream all the way. We cannot wait to have him speak here.”

Past speakers at the debating society have included Winston Churchill, Stephen Fry, Michael Jackson and Dizzee Rascal, who appeared at the institution in 2006.