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Alex Boyé Talks About Performing African Music in Utah

Alex Boyé is a multitalented performer who was the Choir’s guest artist for the 2017 Pioneer Day concerts in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in London, England, to Nigerian parents and moved to Utah in 2000. The move was a big change for Boyé, who previously recorded and toured Europe as boy band member and shared the stage with the likes of NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, George Michael, and MC Hammer.

During the Pioneer Day concert, before Boyé performed “Circle of Life” from The Lion King, he recounted the hilarious story of his move to Utah and his mother’s advice about including his African roots in his music. Watch:

Watch Boyé describe getting the call from Mack Wilberg to perform with his old friends in Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which he was a part of from 2007 to 2014.