Soul and R&b Singer
Born Apr 4, 1978

Lemar Obika, professionally known simply as Lemar, is a British soul and R&B singer. Obika has had a run of chart success in the UK, Europe and Australia. He rose to fame after finishing in third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy, which was won by David Sneddon. Since then Lemar has had seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums. He is seen as one of the most successful artists to come out of a reality TV show.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on April 4, 1978.


2003 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Lemar's second single "Dance (with U)" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in early 2003.
2004 26 Years Old In early November 2004, Lemar released his first single from the album Time to Grow. "If There's Any Justice" reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and has become one of Lemar's most recognised songs. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old 4 September 2006 saw Lemar return with his eighth single, entitled "It's Not That Easy", which became his sixth UK top ten hit. … Read More


On 19 January 2008, MSN UK reported that Lemar became a father for the first time with his long-term partner Charmaine Powell, who gave birth at London's private Portland Hospital to a baby girl called Nyiema Obika, weighing 7 lb. … Read More
2010 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Lemar performed his new single "The Way Love Goes" on the BBC1 show So You Think You Can Dance on 9 January 2010. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old …  It was also been announced that Lemar would be the special guest on the UK dates of Enrique Iglesias' Tour in 2011.
2012 34 Years Old Lemar returned with his single "Invincible", which he performed for the first time at Stoke 2012 Live. … Read More
2015 37 Years Old Lemar returned again in 2015 with his single "The Letter", which got its first airplay on BBC Radio 2's breakfast show with Chris Evans. … Read More
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