Kele Okereke (born October 13th 1981) is a singer best known for being a member of Bloc Party.
Childhood: Kele Okereke was born in Liverpool but grew up in London. His parents were Roman-Catholic, and a midwife and a molecular biologist. He attended Ilford County High School and, later, Trinity Catholic High School. He studied English Literature at King's College, London.
Career: Kele Okereke is the lead singer of currently inactive indie rock band Bloc Party who released their debut album 'Silent Alarm' in 2005 and went on to release another three records. Their second album 'A Weekend in the City' reached number 2 in UK charts upon its release in 2007, which included the singles 'The Prayer' and 'Flux'. Okereke re-located to Berlin in 2008, and the following year appeared on Tiësto's 'It's Not the Things You Say' and Martin Solveig's 'Ready 2 Go'. Subequently, Bloc Party took its first hiatus before the released of album 'Four' in 2012, and then returned to their hiatus after 2013 EP 'The Nextwave Sessions'. Okereke's debut solo album 'The Boxer' was released in 2010 through Wichita, Polydor and Glassnote Records, with the lead single being 'Tenderoni'. The following year he released 'The Hunter' EP along with the single 'What Did I Do'. In 2013, he appeared on Sub Focus' 'Turn It Around', and the next year he released album two 'Trick' through his own Lilac Records.
Personal Life: Though Okereke has always been very interview shy, he came out to the public as homosexual in 2010.
The British indie group's second hiatus didn't last too long, as singer Kele Okereke reveals they've started work on a new album.
The indie four-piece last released a studio record in 2012, entitled Four, before following it up with a five-song EP The Nextwave Sessions and announcing their hiatus the following year. Not much of a hiatus, as it turns out, as new material is currently being finessed with a release to be anticipated by the end of 2015.
Kele Okereke announced that Bloc Party had started work on album number five
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Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke, or Kele as better known, went solo this year from his hugely successful band Bloc Party. Now releasing the third single from his LP The Boxer, it seems that Kele is still attempting to establish a name for himself within the music scene. Sadly, if anything, On The Lam, is a productive mess that may hinder him as a credible artist.
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