Jacob Taio Cruz, born Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere on 23 April, in London, to a Nigerian father and a Brazilian mother. He is an English Singer, Songwriter, Rapper and Record Producer. In 2008, Taio released his debut album Departure, which he wrote, arranged and produced. The album achieved certified Gold Status in the United Kingdom and earned him a MOBO Music of Black Origin Awards nomination.
Cruz’s songwriting career began as part of Tricky Stewart’s writing collective, RedZone Entertainment. He was awarded a Brit Award for co-writing Will Young’s 2004 single, “Your Game” by Cheryl Cole, JLS, The Saturdays, The Wanted and David Guetta. Cruz wrote and featured in the hit single “Take Me Back” these and many others are his works in the entertainment world.