Kwasi Danquah III (born September 14, 1986), better known by his pseudonyms Tinchy Stryder and Star in the Hood, is a Ghanaian British recording artist, music executive, A&R executive, and businessman. He is also the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Takeover Roc Nation. Tinchy Stryder rose to popularity with the song "Take Me Back" which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in January 2009. He then released the song "Number 1", (a collaboration with N-Dubz) which entered the UK chart at number 1 on 26 April 2009. Stryder later released "Never Leave You" with Amelle Berrabah from girl-group Sugababes which became Stryder's second number 1 on 9 August 2009. Tinchy Stryder has opened other ventures since the beginning of his success. He founded and is the creator of the clothing line Star in the Hood (company). He is also the President and chief executive of Takeover/Cloud 9 (Music Publishing company through EMI Music Publishing), and he currently serves as the Chairman and A&R executive of Takeover Entertainment Ltd.