Tyler, the Creator: Celebrating US-Nigerian rapper as he makes GQ Man of the Year cover

Tyler, the Creator: Celebrating US-Nigerian rapper as he makes GQ Man of the Year cover

- GQ magazine has honoured a Nigerian-American rapper, Tyler Gregory Okonma, as he makes its Man of the Year cover

- Born to a Nigerian father on March 6, 1991, he grew up to become an American sensation in 2010 with his hip hop group called Odd Future

- Popularly known as Tyler, the Creator, he has been able to churn out one solo mixtape and five albums

Nigerians are making big waves in entertainment and offering a fresh of breath air with their creative brilliance. Tyler Gregory Okonma is one of them as he makes GQ Man of the Year cover.

GQ magazine was founded in 1931 in New York and focuses on fashion, style and culture that concern men

Born on March 6, 1991, to a Nigerian father and a mother of African-American root, he is a big force as a rapper, singer, songwriter, music director and graphic designer. In fact, he is an all-round creative artist.

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According to his public info on Wikipedia, Okonma first hit the limelight in the 2010s when he created a hip-hop group with an alternative style called Odd Future.

He also was the group's creative director as he supervised and created all their materials from clothes to banners.

As an individual artist, he has five albums and one mixtape under his belt, making him a very much versed artist for a 28-year-old.

According to GQ, Okonma who is popularly known as Tyler, the Creator, has so much love for public parks because being indoors does not bring out the best in him.

He is presently in New York to open Madison Square Garden where Fashion Week is taking place. The amazing rapper also has a very sensitive sense of style as he loves body fitness, saying “Bro, you can't climb over that gate? I can't be around you.”.

GQ also reports that to be in the rapper’s world, one must have a high tolerance for provocations and high ability to make social contributions.

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When Odd Future broke, Okonma had to reinvent himself, creating a virtually new self from who he was perceived to be.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that renowned rap duo OutKast have been honoured by the city of Atlanta. Both André 3000 and Big Boi grew up in the East Point neighbourhood of Atlanta.

OutKast became a chart-topping duo in the mid-90s. Their sleek style, lyrical radicality and contagious energy made them a household name.

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