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Tunde Baiyewu (born November 25, 1968) is a vocalist who gained fame as part of the Easy Listening duo Lighthouse Family. In 2004 he embarked on a solo career, releasing the album Tunde.

Tunde Baiyewu was born in London, England, but moved to Nigeria at the age of five after the death of his father. Ten years later he moved back to England, going to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and obtained a degree in accounting. He saw posters advertising for a singer and subsequently met Paul Tucker – their partnership began quickly and they formed the Lighthouse Family. In 2005, he appeared on the one-off special, Strictly African Dancing.

In 12 November 2006, Tunde appeared in an ITV documentary called Faith in Music. This documentary charted the life and music of Tunde, from his roots in Africa, through the Lighthouse Family and into his current solo reincarnation. It also showed Tunde performing an acoustic set featuring tracks from his latest album.

In January 2007, Tunde will hold his first concert for the first time in over four years (the last time being with the Lighthouse Family). He will be doing four concerts from 13th-16th January 2007 in Edinburgh, Manchester, Wolverhampton and London respectively. He will be combining his solo material with Lighthouse Family hits.

His mother went on to marry Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Tunde is set to release his first solo album in 8 years, entitled “Diamond In A Rock” in early March 2013. With this, he re-adopts his full name, Tunde Baiyewu, as his stage name. The first single from the new album, “Move” was released digitally on 11th January 2013 and recieved its world-premiere radio play on BBC Radio 2’s Graham Norton Show the following morning.

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  • GeertVG

    The former incorrect tag now is the correct one. :p Tunde Baiyewu.

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • rio_ben

    New album in March 2013. facebook.com/TundeBaiyewu

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TheBrotha

    Love this guy. Can't find his music anywhere though.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • THISroxMYsox

    He's got such a wonderful voice... "when yooour clooose to tears remember..." :)

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Aeroslavee

    Great Singer! ;)

    18 Nov 2010 Reply

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