Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978), 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. Lemar has won two Brit Awards and three Mobo Awards.