Tinchy Stryder to open Flamingo Land's new £4m outdoor arena

Tinchy Stryder

Tinchy Stryder

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CHART-topper Tinchy Stryder is heading to the region to officially open a new £4m outdoor events arena.

The recording artist and businessman – also known as the Star in the Hood – will be Flamingo Land on August 22 to headline at the North Yorkshire attraction’s Party in the Park.

And as well as performing he will also officially open the theme park’s new entertainment arena Riverside One.

“The point of Party In The Park is to invite as many local people to visit our Resort and enjoy our wonderful new development at an affordable price,” said a spokesman.

“No expense has been spared on Riverside One or the array of talent that we have secured for the event, including children's entertainment, singing acts and our acrobatic team.”

Riverside One, which includes three restaurants, has been designed along the lines of a piazza where people can sit back and relax.

Its centrepiece is a spectacular illuminated waterfall with an all-weather stage for live entertainment.

Ghanaian-born Tinchy Stryder – real name Kwasi Danquah III – is one of the leading performers in his field and five years ago was crowned as Britain’s highest-selling solo artist.

His career took off in 2007 with the release of his debut album which spawned its own singles and was followed by more musical success.

Together with soul-singer Dionne Broomfield, he recorded the official torch relay song for the 2012 London Olympics.

Outside the music world and despite his relatively young age of 27, Tinchy Stryder is also a successful businessman.

He runs his own international fashion company as well as a global publishing company.

He also has his own line of audio consumer electronics, Goji, income from which he donates to charity.

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9:09am Fri 15 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Never heard of him.
Never heard of him. julia brica
  • Score: -9

9:24am Fri 15 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Who ??
Who ?? smudge2
  • Score: 4

10:04am Fri 15 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

He was born on a Sunday, which is why his real name is 'Kwasi', short for 'Akwasi'. Akan language speakers (there are around 11 milllion of them in Ghana, the ivory Coast and Benin) often name their children after the day on which they were born. If he had been a girl, he would have been called Akosua.

There. Bet you didn't know that.
He was born on a Sunday, which is why his real name is 'Kwasi', short for 'Akwasi'. Akan language speakers (there are around 11 milllion of them in Ghana, the ivory Coast and Benin) often name their children after the day on which they were born. If he had been a girl, he would have been called Akosua. There. Bet you didn't know that. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 3

10:16am Fri 15 Aug 14

RingoStarr says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
He was born on a Sunday, which is why his real name is 'Kwasi', short for 'Akwasi'. Akan language speakers (there are around 11 milllion of them in Ghana, the ivory Coast and Benin) often name their children after the day on which they were born. If he had been a girl, he would have been called Akosua.

There. Bet you didn't know that.
...or who HE is either!
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: He was born on a Sunday, which is why his real name is 'Kwasi', short for 'Akwasi'. Akan language speakers (there are around 11 milllion of them in Ghana, the ivory Coast and Benin) often name their children after the day on which they were born. If he had been a girl, he would have been called Akosua. There. Bet you didn't know that.[/p][/quote]...or who HE is either! RingoStarr
  • Score: 5

10:39am Fri 15 Aug 14

sheps lad says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
He was born on a Sunday, which is why his real name is 'Kwasi', short for 'Akwasi'. Akan language speakers (there are around 11 milllion of them in Ghana, the ivory Coast and Benin) often name their children after the day on which they were born. If he had been a girl, he would have been called Akosua.

There. Bet you didn't know that.
Not sure I'm bothered!
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: He was born on a Sunday, which is why his real name is 'Kwasi', short for 'Akwasi'. Akan language speakers (there are around 11 milllion of them in Ghana, the ivory Coast and Benin) often name their children after the day on which they were born. If he had been a girl, he would have been called Akosua. There. Bet you didn't know that.[/p][/quote]Not sure I'm bothered! sheps lad
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Fri 15 Aug 14

ShunGokuSatsu says...

He's sold about twenty-two million records, and has had two No1 singles and a No2 album; I've not listened to commercial radio by choice since about 2001 and *I* know who he is. So congratulations to Sheps, Ringo, Smudge and Julia for...being weirdly proud of not paying attention to the state of play in pop music for awhile, I suppose?
He's sold about twenty-two million records, and has had two No1 singles and a No2 album; I've not listened to commercial radio by choice since about 2001 and *I* know who he is. So congratulations to Sheps, Ringo, Smudge and Julia for...being weirdly proud of not paying attention to the state of play in pop music for awhile, I suppose? ShunGokuSatsu
  • Score: -1

3:58pm Fri 15 Aug 14

julia brica says...

ShunGokuSatsu wrote:
He's sold about twenty-two million records, and has had two No1 singles and a No2 album; I've not listened to commercial radio by choice since about 2001 and *I* know who he is. So congratulations to Sheps, Ringo, Smudge and Julia for...being weirdly proud of not paying attention to the state of play in pop music for awhile, I suppose?
Who cares.
[quote][p][bold]ShunGokuSatsu[/bold] wrote: He's sold about twenty-two million records, and has had two No1 singles and a No2 album; I've not listened to commercial radio by choice since about 2001 and *I* know who he is. So congratulations to Sheps, Ringo, Smudge and Julia for...being weirdly proud of not paying attention to the state of play in pop music for awhile, I suppose?[/p][/quote]Who cares. julia brica
  • Score: -23

4:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

ShunGokuSatsu says...

The Press, presumably Flamingo Land, and arguably anyone who'd take the time out of their day to comment. Twice, no less!
The Press, presumably Flamingo Land, and arguably anyone who'd take the time out of their day to comment. Twice, no less! ShunGokuSatsu
  • Score: 0

8:01pm Fri 15 Aug 14

nottoooldtocare says...

ShunGokuSatsu wrote:
The Press, presumably Flamingo Land, and arguably anyone who'd take the time out of their day to comment. Twice, no less!
Just googled him to see what sort of "thing" he does. Can't say I'm taken with it, but it has given me a better understanding of why people go to parties,raves, clubs and the like and feel the need to take drugs! I'd need them if I had to listen to that all night!
[quote][p][bold]ShunGokuSatsu[/bold] wrote: The Press, presumably Flamingo Land, and arguably anyone who'd take the time out of their day to comment. Twice, no less![/p][/quote]Just googled him to see what sort of "thing" he does. Can't say I'm taken with it, but it has given me a better understanding of why people go to parties,raves, clubs and the like and feel the need to take drugs! I'd need them if I had to listen to that all night! nottoooldtocare
  • Score: 4

9:39pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

julia brica wrote:
ShunGokuSatsu wrote:
He's sold about twenty-two million records, and has had two No1 singles and a No2 album; I've not listened to commercial radio by choice since about 2001 and *I* know who he is. So congratulations to Sheps, Ringo, Smudge and Julia for...being weirdly proud of not paying attention to the state of play in pop music for awhile, I suppose?
Who cares.
22 million people?
[quote][p][bold]julia brica[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShunGokuSatsu[/bold] wrote: He's sold about twenty-two million records, and has had two No1 singles and a No2 album; I've not listened to commercial radio by choice since about 2001 and *I* know who he is. So congratulations to Sheps, Ringo, Smudge and Julia for...being weirdly proud of not paying attention to the state of play in pop music for awhile, I suppose?[/p][/quote]Who cares.[/p][/quote]22 million people? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 0

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