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+2348065510499 Born 25th April to the family of elder and Mrs Jacob Yahaya Faruna as the first child of four children,
GIFT YAHAYA (PGIFT) is a singer, song writer, worship leader, actor, model, broadcaster, author,and a pastor. He has written and co-written over 250 songs - some of them gaining surprisingly wide popularity in Nigerian churches including “need to know”. He
like his siblings, grew up singing in groups, Church choir on discovering his vocal gift.As a teenager born into a christian family,he got Born Again,received water baptism and baptism in the Holy Ghost, became exposed to his teens church choir. Popularly called "liberty" and “Mentor G” in high school, he did many songs with the school's chorale group and in a group he formed with his friends. He was the vice president of FCS and music director in his senior secondary school days.
His professional evolution as a singer began on gaining admission into the kogi State University Ayingba and joining the campus fellowship choir (one voice mass choir where he was popularly known as “Gift boy”, and the NIFES mass choir) where he sang before large and lively congregation of people, leading in praise, worship and special renditions. GIFT YAHAYA enjoyed widespread and growing popularity all over campus and the University at large on performing the hyme "ABIDE WITH ME" at the BERAKAH CONCERT 2001. He has sang in plenitude of concerts acrross Nigeria. Recognized as the boy with the feminine voice and name, soothing melody attached to his voice and sound when singing, he has sang in other places like Winners Chapel worldwide, Church of God Mission, Gospel Ministries International, C.E.F.N , Rhema Chapel, Peace Sanctuary, RCCG, etc. Appearing before Nigerian greats during MTN PROJECT FAME 2011 when he was given a YES in Abuja, NIGERIAN IDOL 2, PRAISE HIM PRIME AFRICA where he made it to the TOP 10, THE DISCIPLES, and Gospel greats like Patricia King of THE MIDNIGHT CREW, Folake Umosen, Wale Adenuga, kenny Saint Brawn, etc. Gift desires to sing with some of his vocal influences like Samsong, Dietrick Haddon, Smorkie Norful, Kim Burrell and other inspiring artists like Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Praiz and COBAHMS (mentor) in the nearest of time.
He is passionate about continuous and productive change in his country,environment and world. He is driven to achieve growth, development and national transformation in his country.He has participated in many revolutionary conferences .He is a youth ambassador, the founder and CEO of SPEEDWINGS RESOURCE (a vision to the Youth, Teens and the Children) the managers of GOSPEL YOUTH TRADITION concerts, SUPER ME and SPEEDWINGS KIDDIES CLUB. Our goal is to create global leaders and winners; to impact the nation economically and morally.
GIFT YAHAYA (PGIFT) is presently a graduate of Business Administration, and works for global reputable financial institution in Nigeria. He has a life changing single released in 2010 titled “DALU” Igbo word meaning “thank you” with amazing testimonies following. The song was on top 10 1africa radio “ULTIMATE UNSIGNED ARTIST CONTEST 2011 (www.reverbnation.com/pgift, www.naijamusic.net/pgift,). As one with a Divine calling he is very concerned about leaving a positive,lasting legacy on earth and most importantly fulfilling his God-given destiny/purpose.
‘SINGING IS MY LIFE’