Leo the Lion (British singer)

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Leo Ihenacho
Birth name Leo Ihenacho
Born (1977-05-28) 28 May 1977 (age 37)
London, United Kingdom
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts

Leo Ihenacho (born 28 May 1977), also known as Leo the Lion, is a British singer, songwriter and actor who was a member of The Streets.

The Streets[edit]

Leo's contributed to the number one selling albums A Grand Don't Come For Free and The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living which culminated in a BRIT Awards appearance in 2006 alongside Mike Skinner. During his time in The Streets, Leo performed all around the globe, as well as headlining V Festival and Reading Festival. Skinner gave him the nickname of "Leo the Lion". Leo has sung with many British acts, most notably rap duo The Mitchell Brothers and Kano.

Solo career[edit]

Leo left The Streets so he could join Love Island and has collaborated with Kano on the single "Nite Nite" which became one of the most played videos on MTV that year. In 2011 Leo released two singles, "Rave To Coldplay" and "Am I The Only One", both of which are available for free download on his website.

Leo is currently participating in the television talent show The Voice. He performed on the first show, broadcast on BBC One on 11 January 2014, and chose to join Kylie Minogue's team.[1]


In 2006, Leo became a contestant on the ITV show Celebrity Love Island, Sky One's series The Match and several other television programs.[citation needed]


Leo has acted in movies Get Lucky and the Terry Stone movie 50/50.[citation needed]


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