Leo the Lion (British singer)
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Leo Ihenacho, also known as Leo The Lion (born 28 May 1982) is an English singer, songwriter and actor achieved critical acclaim and widespread success as part of The Streets,with Mike Skinner. Leo first tasted UK chart success when The Streets single 'Dry Your Eyes' reached the Number 1 spot on the singles chart in 2004. Leo's subsequent contributions to the Number One selling albums 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' and 'The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living' secured his credibility amongst media and peers, culminating in a BRIT Awards appearance in 2006 alongside Mike. During his time in The Streets, Leo performed to adoring fans around the globe on sell-out tours, as well as headlining V Festival and Reading Festival.
The Streets' Mike 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.
Leo is branching out into other areas such as acting and television, in 2006 Leo became a contestant on the hit ITV1 show 'Celebrity Love Island', Sky One's series The Match and countless other television programmes.
Leo is to act in the new up and coming Terry Stone movie 50 50 which is due for cinema release late 2012.
Over the last eighteen months Leo has been crafting his debut solo album and mixtape which is scheduled for release 2012.