Ty Chijioke

Ty Chijioke Wiki, Biography

Ty Chijioke birthname Ben Chijioke was a Nigerian British rapper, who specializes in British hip hop, has died from coronavirus. He was born on 17 August 1972 in London, United Kingdom. He has released three albums on Big Dada. Chijioke has collaborated with musicians such as Shortee Blitz, Drew Horley, and Tony Allen.


Ty Chijioke has died at the age of 47.

Earlier Life and career

Ty was born in London, into an Igbo family from Nigeria. His family had moved from Nigeria to the UK. In 1990, he was involved in the Ghetto Grammar organization.

ty’s first album, Awkward, was released on Big Dada in 2001. his second album, Upwards, was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2004. His third album, Closer, was released in 2006. It featured guest appearances from De La Soul, Speech, Bahamadia, and Zion I, among others.

Battling with COVID-19

The Nigerian British rapper had been battling with COVID-19 and it was thought that he’d overcome the worst having emerged from intensive care last month.

The Rapper had been admitted into the hospital with medical complications related to COVID19 and shortly after, he was put in a medically induced coma to temporarily sedate him in order to help his body receive the appropriate treatment.

Death and Cause

The artist Ben Chijioke, better known as Ty has died from coronavirus.

A fundraising page set up last month by Diane Laidlaw has been closed with the last update on April 19 suggesting that while Ty had a way to go before he was back to full strength, he was on the mend.



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