Tunde Baiyewu: Keeping Faith with Music
In 1996, Ocean drive was one of the hit tracks performed by the duo Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker and produced by Mike Peden. The song reached the top 40 in the United Kingdom, after being released the previous year (October 1995). It was later re-released in May 1996 and reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom.
Nigeria undoubtedly produces some of the most talented and intelligent people on virtually every sphere of endeavor; a success story seen across the continents of the world, as evident in the life of Babatunde Emmanuel Baiyewu, a Nigerian British music icon, popularly known as Tunde Baiyewu.
Born in London on November 25, 1968, Tunde was taken to Nigeria by his mother at the age of five after the death of his father. However, ten years later he returned to England, where he studied accountancy at the University of Northumbria bagging a degree in accountancy. While in Northumbria, he met Paul Tucker with whom he collaborated to form the Lighthouse Family. After the dissolution of the duo, he continued his career solo releasing Diamond in a rock in 2013 and the album Tunde in 2014.
His ITV documentary tagged “Faith in Music” would later revolutionize his music and influence the way he sang afterwards.
Tunde is married to young Nigerian model, Tope Adeshina
Some of the popular songs by Lighthouse include:
-Postcards from Heaven
-Whatever Gets You Through the Day
-Greatest Hits / The Very Best of Lighthouse Family
-Relaxed & Remixed
-Loving Every Minute
-Lost in Space
-Question of Faith
-Postcard from Heaven
-I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free / One
-I Could Have Loved You