Editor’s Note: Salt Lake City based Alex Boye’ is an immigrant, American patriot, Christian convert, family man, singer, dancer, composer, stage & film actor, and YouTube sensation whose performances – as his 613,296 YouTube subscribers will attest – not only entertain, but never fail to set a fire in one’s heart and soul to do better, to be better, to love God and all of our neighbors, to go out and live life to its fullest with all the potential for happiness, purpose, empowerment, pure joy God extends to us – if [we] can just get out of [our] own way – and receive it. Alex’s music revives and enlivens this happy heart and inspires that sense of oneness with my fellow man that I know God Our Common Father desires for His children. He makes me smile. He makes me laugh. Of all I have seen and felt of the wonderful & unique work of Alex Boyé thus far – here is that rare artist I recommend to you and your family without reservation— Steve Farrell, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Self-Educated American.
Calling America – by Alex Boye
On February 22nd, 2012, I Alexander Babatunde Abayomi Boye’ (try saying that backwards) I became a citizen of the United States of America.
My swearing – in ceremony happened to fall on the birth-day of George Washington the Father of our country, which felt especially appropriate to me.
My path to Citizenship has been long, with many trying twists and turns, but i finally reached my destination!
i wrote this song in 2001 the same morning i turned the tv on and watched the first hijacked plane crash into the twin towers. when i feel strong emotions for things i cannot do anything about, i write songs about it. it’s my way of bringing the power back to me. In the last 10 years however, i have sung many different variations of this song that i was not completely happy with.
It was not until the day i received my citizenship (almost 11 yrs later) that everything seemed to falling into place and now my dream to one day finish the song is now complete.
Now my goal and true desire is to play my part in defending the constitution of my country in any way that i can, using the gifts and talents God has blessed me with.
– Alex Boye’