Allyboba in 2017
Born Ali bin Mahmud Salem
(1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 26)
Finspång, Sweden
Occupation Rapper, songwriter
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Label Warner Music Sweden
Years active 2012–present
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Iconsweden Sweden

Ali bin Mahmud Salem (born 2 October 1992), better known by his stage name Allyboba, is a Swedish rapper and songwriter. He competed in Svensksong 1 with the song "100,000 jetplan".

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Allyboba was born on 2 October 1992 in Finspång Municipality. His parents, Mahmud and Salma immigrated to Sweden from Iraq in 1990. He grew up in a lower-income household with an older brother and younger sister.

Allyboba completed compulsory schooling in 2009, and went on to attend a gymnasium, where he particularly enjoyed writing. He graduated from gymnasium in 2012, and moved to Uppsala to attend Uppsala University. Throughout gymnasium, he rapped as a hobby. In his first year, he dropped out to pursue a career as a rapper.

2012–present: Music careerEdit

In 2012, Allyboba was signed to Warner Music Sweden. His debut single, "Fly", was released in 2013. He has released various singles throughout the mid-2010s.

In 2016, Allyboba was confirmed to be taking part in Svensksong 1, with the song "100,000 jetplan". He performed the song in the second semi-final, but placed sixth and was eliminated.

Personal lifeEdit

Allyboba is a Muslim. He resides in Stockholm, and can speak fluent Arabic, Swedish, and English.



Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Fly" 2013
Non-album single(s)
"Kärleken tar inte den lätta vägen" 2014
"Ibland är livet är en strid"
"Stopp" 2015
"En vacker katastrof" 2016
"100,000 jetplan" 2017