11 Facts About Tunde Baiyewu


Tunde Baiyewu was born on Emmanuel Babatunde Baiyewu, 25 November 1968 and is a British singer and songwriter of Nigerian descent, best known as the vocalist of Lighthouse Family.


Tunde Baiyewu was born in London to a middle-class family of Nigerian descent.


Tunde Baiyewu's father worked as an engineer but died of cancer when Baiyewu was five, after which the boy moved to Nigeria with his mother and younger sister in order for the family to be closer to relatives.


Tunde Baiyewu learned to speak Yoruba after moving to Nigeria and attended a boarding school near the capital, Lagos.


Tunde Baiyewu subsequently met Paul Tucker, who was at university in Newcastle and working in the bar scene.


Tunde Baiyewu came last but learned the Bata dance in the process.


On 12 November 2006, Tunde Baiyewu appeared in an ITV documentary called Faith in Music.


In 2013, Tunde Baiyewu announced plans for a second solo album, titled Diamond in a Rock, which was released, together with the single "Move", on 4 March 2013.


In October 2013, Tunde Baiyewu joined M People as a support act during their "20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour".


Since 2020, Tunde Baiyewu has been working on a new collection of recordings, inspired by the artists and the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s.


In March 2007, Tunde Baiyewu married Tope Adeshina, a Nigerian model, in Lagos, Nigeria.