{{Infobox Character
= ''Eko'' - Brother
=Shot by Army soldier
=Adetokumboh McCormack
=Olekan Obileye (child)
'''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. 
One day, militant thugs came to Eko's childhood village home to prisoner and hostage situations. An unidentified Nigerian guerrilla member tried to force Yemi to shootings Shooting victim (young Eko's). When Yemi refused to fire, Eko grabbed the weapons 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. {{crossref}}

{{I=EkoandYemi.jpg=left=200=Yemi moments before his death. {{crossref}}}}
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. He requested for Yemi to sign documents that falsely confirmed that Eko and his cohorts were priests. Though appalled be the very idea, Yemi complied. He accepted the drug money offered to 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 shootings. He was then loaded into the drug smugglers' plane while Eko was left behind. {{crossref}}

==On the Island==
The plane carrying Yemi crashed on the island in 2001. The crash was witnessed by a time traveling John Locke.  Locke attempted to discover if there were any survivors but before he could he was shot in the leg by Ethan and continued moving through time. It is unknown whether Yemi was alive at this time or if he had already died from his gunshot wound. {{ crossref}}

===As a corpse===
{{I=Yemi's cross.jpg=left=200=Eko's cross on Yemi's corpse. {{crossref}}}}
After the crash of the Beechcraft (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 {{ep}} and {{ep}}.

===In Eko's visions===
{{I=Yemi vision.jpg=right=200=The Man in Black appears to Eko as Yemi, right before he is attacked by the Man in Black in his Monster form. {{crossref}}}}

Yemi (actually the Man in Black) appears in Eko's dream, and tells him he needs to find the The ? (Pearl exterior)|"?" 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, the Man in Black appeared to Eko as Yemi once more, telling him that it was 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 was 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. {{crossref}}

When a time traveling Locke revisited the plane, Yemi's body was seen inside. {{crossref}}

*''Yemi'' is a Yoruba word from Nigeria which means 'By virtue of self I am worthy of it'
* Yemi's situation bears similarity to those of Christian Shephard and John Locke, as they both died off the Island though when their bodies later crashed on the Island they appeared in visions.
*It was confirmed that Yemi is a manifestation of the Monster on the island. (Official Lost Podcast/March 21, 2008, 2008 podcast)

==Additional casting==
* Olekan Obileye played the role of Young Yemi in {{ep}} & {{ep}}.

==Unanswered questions==
* What happened to his body?


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CategoryDeceased Characters
CategorySeason 2 characters
CategorySeason 3 characters
CategoryFlashback Characters
CategoryMr. Eko's flashback characters
CategoryReligion or occult
CategoryThe Man in Black's forms
CategoryNigerian characters