What Happened to Gambino Akuboy in BGT 2024?

Best known for the energetic performance for original hit song “It’s the Weekend Weekend” at BGT 2024.

Age (at audition)38 Years
Home TownNottingham
Position ReachedSelected to Next Round

Muhammed Hakeem Mahoney who is also known as Gambino Akuboy, is 38 old aged Afrobeats singer who amazed the audience and judges in Series 17 of Britain’s Got Talent. He was born in Gambia and currently resides in UK. He delivered an unforgettable audition with his original song “It’s the Weekend Weekend” making everyone in the audience dancing to his beats.


Gambino Akuboy is from Banjul, the capital of Gambia. He was already a well known artist before participating BGT season 17.

Before coming to UK, he had a rich background in acting and screenwriting on Gambia national TV. Besides his artistic performances, he served in the British Army for eight years and it took him across continents and eventually into the music industry. Then he left the army to start his career in music and film industry.

In 2016, he won the Best Music Video at the Wah Sa Halat Music Awards in Gambia, and his music is often played on BBC radio. He along with Ousman Jarju started RebelVZN, an independent multimedia company that makes short films like MEBET.

Gambino Akuboy Biography

Muhammed Hakeem Mahoney, also known as Gambino Akuboy, is a 38-year-old Afrobeats singer from Banjul, Gambia now living in Nottingham.

Real Name Muhammed Hakeem Mahoney
Age38 Years
BirthdayMarch 8
BirthplaceBanjul, Gambia
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Film producer

Family & Relationships

According to his social media presence, Gambino Akuboy is married and father to 2 sons.

What happened in Britain’s Got Talent?


During his audition for Britain’s Got Talent, Gambino Akuboy performed his original song “It’s the Weekend Weekend.” The performance was lively and engaging, with the audience and judges getting into dancing. Bruno, one of the judges, was so enthusiastic that he accidentally hit his buzzer while dancing. Later it was rest to default. Even Simon enjoyed his performance a lot and praised the relatability of the song for us all. Alesha said that it would be a hit on Friday nights.

 “I think everyone is going to play that on a Friday night”.

Alesha Dixon

Gambino Akuboy advanced to the next round with all 4 Yes votes.

Social Media


Gambino Akuboy’s journey on Britain’s Got Talent has become very popular because of his energetic performance and unique background. Everyone is watching over this talented Afrobeats artist to impress everyone on the BGT stage next round.

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