The Star That Used To Be Nigerian
We hear about Nigerians in Diaspora making waves and we are proud of them even though most of them have probably never set foot on our Nigerian soil. It is fine though; blood no dey lie.
This man is known for his African-infused lyrics and music videos, his larger-than-life personality and his awesome collaborations with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He has been in the music grind as far back as the early 1990s when he was a back-up dancer and boy band member in England.
He is the British-American singer and actor, Alex Boye.
He was born to Nigerian parents on the 16th of August, 1970 in London, England where he lived till he moved to the United States. He became a U.S citizen on the 22nd of February, 2012, a day that happens to be George Washington’s birthday (for all you international history lovers).
Youtube is on fire with his performances and collaborations from the MTC Pioneer Day concerts to his stint on X-Factor and America’s Got Talent to the breathtaking cover of Disney’s “Let it go” he cooked up with One Voice Children’s Choir.
Alex Boye was named the “2017 Rising Artist of the Year” in a contest sponsored by Pepsi and Hard Rock Café.
Even though he does not acknowledge it, we see the Nigerian in him and for further proof, see below the video of his beautiful cover of Disney’s “Let it go” performed with the One Voice Children’s Choir.