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Leo Ihenacho

Leo Ihenacho, also known as Leo the Lion, is a British singer, songwriter and actor.

Leo contributed to The Streets number one selling albums A Grand Don't Come and The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living which culminated in a BRIT Awards appearance in 2006 alongside Mike Skinner. During his time with 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.

Leo is a former student of the famous BRIT School Of Performing Arts, and was one of the first ever student to be enrolled at the school when it first opened its doors. He was also the first student to be signed by Sony music record label and was Sony's youngest ever signing at the age of 13 years.

Leo appeared on IITV's Jonathan Ross Big Big Talent Show where he reached the finals and won Best Vocalist.

In 2001 Leo began to produce and release garage music independently, he collaborated with producer K-Warren to write Coming Home which went on to be successful in the underground scene and was eventually signed by Universal Music (Go Beat) and was officially released and reached the Top 20 in the UK charts.

In 2006 Leo appeared in Celebrity Love Island where he partnered up with Bianca Gascoigne.


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.


In 2014 Leo participated in the third series of talent show The Voice. He performed on the first show, broadcast on BBC1 on 11 January 2014, and chose to join Kylie Minogue's team.

Leo has acted in movies Get Lucky and the Terry Stone movie 50/50, as well as TV appearances in Eastenders and Locked Up Abroad.

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