Becoming a U.S. citizen, February 22, 2012
Alex Boye (pronounced Boy-yay) is a singer with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In the past he has sung with popular groups, but didn’t like the touring lifestyle, saying it was taking him down the wrong road. When he left the band “Awesome” in 1999, the move cost him everything, including his clothes, which were furnished by the record company.
His Nigerian parents were separated when Boye’s mother gave birth to him in London while his father remained in Nigeria. The first few years of his life Boye lived in Nigeria with his father. He later returned to England when his mother remarried, but spent much of his life in Caucasian foster homes. He was baptized into the Mormon Church at age 16 while working at McDonalds in London.
Influenced by the music of Motown, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, and James Brown.at an early age, his own unique voice garnered him a coveted place in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, where he soloed on two albums. He still pursues a solo career of his own with the help of his wife Julie, who is his business manager. He has been a feature singer with The Piano Guys, and you might have heard Boye’s voice in such movie soundtracks as “Charly”. a 2002 movie adapted from a Jack Weyland novel.
Here is our new U.S. citizen of one year, Alex Boye, in his awesome video, “Calling America”.
Calling America – by Alex Boye