Alex Boyé was born in London to Nigerian parents. He grew up in Tottenham, a neighborhood often described as "tough". Sadly, he never knew his father. In his teens, his mother claimed she was traveling to Nigeria for a trip – she did not return for over 8 years. He ended up spending a lot of his youth in foster homes with Caucasian parents. He struggled with depression, homelessness, and suicidal ideation during the earlier parts of his life. He has now committed his life to inspire others that life IS worth living.
As a teenager, he was influenced by various African-American artists. In 1995, he formed the European boy band, Awesome. They eventually won a competition on London's largest radio station, Capital Radio. From there, the band signed with Universal records and went on to have several chart-toppers. Boyé eventually left the band, citing that it wasn’t the lifestyle he was looking for. To that point, he began the solo career he continues to build-on today. Alex added acting to his repertoire, when with no experience as an actor, Boyé was recruited as a last-minute stand-in to play Fredrick Douglas at Roger Memorial. He learned his lines and united the cast. The theatre's board president said Boyé "saved the production."
In 2017, Boyé was the "Grand Prize Winner" at the Hard Rock Café and Pepsi cosponsored Battle of the Bands. In September 2018, his single "Bend Not Break" (produced by American Idol’s Randy Jackson) became a chart-topper – the song has 1M+ streams. The song continues to be a source of inspiration for people around the world who are suffering from depression. Alex continues to make music that draws from both his African roots and unique upbringing. His work has been streamed across platforms 1B+ times. The authentic mix of his African tribalization with his messages of resilience truly make him a one-of-a-kind performer.