Alex Boyé (born August 16, 1970)
He was born in London on August 16, 1970 to Nigeria
n parents. While pregnant, Boyé's mother went to London while his father remained in Nigeria
. According to his own words, he never knew his father. His mother remarried and worked for London Underground
, cleaning tracks at night. One day his mother said she was going to Nigeria for a couple of weeks for a visit and did not come back for eight years. Boyé was raised in the Tottenham
neighbourhood that has been described as "tough". He spent much of his youth in foster homes with Caucasian parents.