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Yahosh Bonner comes from an accomplished musical heritage and so he has been surrounded by music ever since he was a child. His mother, Debra Bonner, is an icon in the music industry and passed her love of music on to her 8 children. She is one of America’s Leading Voice Teachers with over 20 years of experience backed by a Masters of Music Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a well-known vocal coach and has guided the voices of American Idol finalists. She is also a recording artist of various genres including Pop, Gospel, Broadway, Country, Classical, R&B, and Jazz, and has shared her gift as a talented singer performing in several countries. She has also been a guest soloist with the world-famous Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
Yahosh is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, and has lived in Arizona, Florida, New York City, Colorado, and Nebraska. He attended and graduated from, Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona. He is a member of the graduating class of 2004 of Choate Rosemary Hall, a highly selective, private college-preparatory boarding school located in Wallingford, Connecticut. He attended the University of Northern Colorado located in Greeley, Colorado, from 2008 to 2010 where he majored in Communication Studies, with a minor in Sociology. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor Degree in Communication.
He is also passionate about the game of basketball, and while a student at Southern Utah University (SUU), located in Cedar City, Utah, from June 2013 to June 2014, he was the Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator, as well as, Assistant Coach. He graduated from SUU with a Master of Arts in Professional Communication degree.
In May 2014, he moved to Spanish Fork, Utah. He was the Head Boys Basketball Coach at American Leadership Academy which is a charter high school in Spanish Fork, Utah. He held the position since June 2014. On his Linkedin profile, he states, "I am passionate about the game of basketball. I have played at a high level and also coached at the university level. Now I have the opportunity to give back and share my knowledge with young men at the high school level."
Although he is a pronounced Hip Hop and R&B vocalist, Yahosh’s love of music is deeply rooted in his love for the gospel. He states, "I look forward to sharing the gift of music that God has given me to bring the spirit into every performance." He is an active member of the Unity Gospel Choir under the direction of his mother, Debra Bonner. He has performed with artists like Alex Boyé, JTM, Mauli B, and Oyoyo Joi. He enjoys creating remakes of popular songs, adding a little of his own flair, style, and emotion to the songs that he performs.
Besides being a singer, Yahosh is also an actor and currently stars in a movie about Green Flake, a Southern slave who trekked thousands of miles and rose to become a Western hero, which is being produced by his brother Mauli Bonner. He also joins several well-known LDS music artists in the music video, "Invincible," from the upcoming film. He has been married since 13 June 2009 to Vanessa Bonner and he is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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