Malakai Bayoh is an English Classical Opera singer, songwriter, and TV personality. Malakai Bayoh is known for participating in Britain’s Got Talent 2023 the 16th season and moreover, he is known for getting Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer during Sunday evening’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent 2023.
Early life and career
Malakai Bayoh was raised alongside his sister and was born to a mother and father from Sierra Leone.
Malakai began singing as a chorister at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. He attends The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London and sings with the school’s acclaimed Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Scott Price.
When he’s not singing, he enjoys computer games, practising the saxophone and supporting Liverpool Football club. When he is older, his dream is to continue his singing career as an opera singer.
The operatic talents of Malakai first came to national prominence in November 2022, when he made his solo debut at London’s prestigious Royal Opera House.
He sang the role of Oberto in the opera Alcina by Baroque composer George Frideric Handel. The Daily Telegraph declared him ‘a star in the making’ for his role in the production that won a 2023 Olivier Award.
Then in December 2022, came a viral Christmas duet with a name forever synonymous with the treble voice.
Welsh singer and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones, who became the nation’s most famous boy treble in the 1980s, joined Malakai for two seasonal duets sung in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden: ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘Walking in the Air’.
Jones is now a tenor, and his voice blended perfectly with the younger singer in performances that immediately went viral on social media, amassing more than 25 million views.
Britain’s Got Talent
In April, just days after his Royal Albert Hall performance, the young treble appeared on Britain’s Got Talent singing the beautiful ‘Pie Jesu’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem.
It was a performance that won him the competition’s famed Golden Buzzer, and automatic entry into the semifinal stage. “One of the best voices I think I’ve ever heard,” judge Simon Cowell said after the performance, reflecting on Malakai’s vocal talents.
What albums has Malakai Bayoh recorded?
Following his Britain’s Got Talent triumphs, the 14-year-old was signed to the legendary label Universal Music. His debut album aptly called Golden, featured collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Karl Jenkins, and released on Universal Classics and Jazz in association with Classic FM.
The album was released on 21 July 2023 and swiftly topped the charts. Another round of congratulations to the young singer!
Parents and family
Malakai parents are Mr and Mrs Bayoh.
He is of Sierra Leonean descent and has a sister. His parents are supportive of his musical aspirations and encouraged him to pursue his passion.
The young singer talked about his mother in the introduction to his Britain’s Got Talent debut. “I started singing at seven – my mum made me join the choir because she is very bossy,” Malakai said, turning to his mother with a laugh and a big smile.
“Malakai’s a sweet child. He plays tough, but he’s very emotional,” his mother said about him. “When he’s on that stage I’m just going to be pinching myself.”
In April, after the Britain’s Got Talent breakthrough, the young singer appeared on the Good Morning Britain sofas with his mother, who was beaming with pride in her son’s achievement.
In that Britain’s Got Talent’s introduction, Malakai’s mother also alluded to the occasion when her son was booed by a member of the audience on the opening night of his Royal Opera House major role debut in November.
“On his very first show somebody heckled him. It was gutting to think that someone would boo a child on stage, because it could have knocked his confidence completely. But it didn’t, thank God,” she said on the ITV show.
There’s no doubting the confidence, drive and musical talent of this young singer. We all can’t wait to see what he achieves next.
Malakai Bayoh is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Malakai Bayoh has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million – $3 million.
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