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Eko Tunde- Older brother

S1 - S2 - S3 - MP - S4 - S5 - S6


Yemi was Eko's younger brother. He was a priest who died in a plane crash on the Island. Some sources speculate that his full name was Yemi Tunde, though this has not yet been officially confirmed.


Before the island

When they were young, Eko was protective of Yemi, even stealing food because Yemi was hungry. They used to play soccer together. One day, militant thugs came to Eko's childhood village home to kidnap children to join their ranks. An unidentified Nigerian guerrilla member tried to force Yemi to shoot an unarmed man. When Yemi refused to fire, Eko grabbed the gun quickly and shot the man without hesitation. As a result, Eko was recruited into the guerrilla group instead. Eko's cross, which was thrown on the ground by the Thug captain, was picked up by Yemi, who held onto it in anticipation of his brother's return. ("The 23rd Psalm")

Yemi moments before his death ("The 23rd Psalm")

Years later, Eko became a warlord and returned to the village with the intention of taking advantage of his brother to further a planned drug smuggling operation. Eko coerced Yemi into signing documents that falsely confirmed Eko and his cohorts to be priests. Yemi reminded Eko that this would not really make him a priest. He accepted the drug money offered him by Eko in return for signing the papers. Yemi then informed the Nigerian Army about Eko's gang's shipment of drugs, and was shot trying to save Eko from being shot. He was then loaded into the drug smugglers' plane while Eko was left behind. ("The 23rd Psalm")

On the Island


As a corpse

Eko's cross on Yemi's corpse ("The 23rd Psalm")

After the crash of the plane (which Locke saw in his vision), Yemi, and Goldie (one of the Nigerian drug smugglers that worked with Eko) died. Yemi's corpse was found on the island when the Drug smugglers' plane was discovered by Boone and Locke. Eko found the plane later on, recognized his brother and took his cross back. Eko burned the plane on a pyre, saying the Psalm 23. His body goes missing sometime between "The 23rd Psalm" and "The Cost of Living".

In Eko's visions

Yemi appears to Eko, right before he is attacked by the Monster ("The Cost of Living")  (promotional still)

Yemi appears in Eko's dream, and tells him he needs to find the ? with Locke. He later appears in Locke's dream to guide them to the top of the cliff, where they can see the question mark.

Seven days later, Yemi appeared to Eko once more, telling him that it is time to confess. Locke's hut catches fire, leaving Eko inside, but he is rescued by Charlie, Hurley and Sayid. Eko went back to the plane and moved rocks only to discover that Yemi's body was gone. Feeling discouraged and helpless, Eko encounters Yemi again. Yemi, now with dirty clothes, told Eko once more that it's time to confess. Eko followed him to an anemone field, and said that he feels no guilt for what he did, and that he would not confess. Yemi said "You speak to me as if I were your brother.", and left. Moments later, the Monster attacked Eko, and killed him.("The Cost of Living")


  • Yemi is a Yoruba word from Nigeria which means 'By virtue of self I am worthy of it'
  • Yemi bears many striking similarities with Christian Shephard, another flashbacks character :
  • His body disappeared.

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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Yemi/Theories
  • What happened to his body?
  • Where was the plane Yemi's body was on headed?

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