MEET THE FAMILY
HARRY & DEBRA BONNER
Harry and Debra Bonner met at the University of Michigan while both earning their Masters degree. They were married May of 1977. Their early beginnings were as Baptist missionaries in West Africa, eventually migrating to Las Vegas, Nevada where they joined the LDS church. They raised their family of 10 mostly in Las Vegas, but also spending a few years in Mesa, Arizona and New York City, New York. Harry specialized in supervising activities in recreational centers and Debra was a music teacher in the school systems in Las Vegas. As their family grew, they realized time was better spent with a parent in the home as they worked together starting their own business of vocal coaching. They have worked together for over 25 years growing their business and supporting and nurturing the talents of their eight children. Christ, education, and love for family remained a constant theme in the Bonner home. They are grandparents to 13 grandchildren, and still active mentors to all eight of their children. This legacy of music and song is their way of showing gratitude and love to The Most High.
Nolong Bonner Bullock is the eldest of the Bonner children. Although She enjoys choral singing and harmonizing, she finds her gratification lies in teaching voice and developing rising stars. She has taught in the private sector for the last 21 years. She earned a B.S. degree in psychology with a minor in Literature. After long evenings on the football fields of her two teenage boys, and cheerleading her eldest daughter in her own artistic endeavors, she enjoys evenings with her husband in the kitchen and an occasional movie. In her spare time, she works as an Assistant Vice President at a national bank.
YUNGA BONNER GOSLYN
As the second oldest Bonner, one of Yunga Jebeno's favorite things to do is sing with her family. She has been teaching in the performing arts for the last 20 years. Currently, she is the Musical Theatre Director and department head for a private school in Newport Beach, California where she is able to share her love of music every day. She comes from a performing background and has performed in many shows including the lead singer in productions on major cruise ships traveling throughout Europe.
As a wife and mother, she enjoys sharing her love for music even at home. She enjoys cooking with her family and she and her husband Rohan own a Caribbean catering company. Her daughter enjoys participating in the debate club and performing in the choir.
"If you believe it you can achieve it". This is a motto that Junior Bonner lives by. He is the oldest boy of the Bonner bunch. He loves to work behind the scenes as a songwriter and vocal producer. Junior is one of the most sought after vocal directors in the music industry. For the past ten years he has trained top-selling, Grammy award winning vocal artist, some of which include Katy Perry, Arianna Grande and Fergie. Junior's passion for writing and producing is recognized by all who have worked with him. Despite his success in the music industry, his greatest joy is spending time with his wife Chantel, and their two children.
CLOTILE BONNER FARKAS
Clotile Yanna is the 4th born and 3rd daughter of the Bonners. After watching her older sister Yunga perform as a Young Ambassador at BYU, she knew performing was going to be a part of her calling in this life. She performed 3 years as a Young Ambassador which ignited her traveling the world as an artist and musician. She has travelled to Brazil, South Korea, the Republic of Georgia, China, Argentina, Budapest, the North, South, East, and West of the US with music reviews and a Broadway tour. Music has also given Clotile the opportunity to meet other Latter Day Saints all over the world returning home with meaningful friendships, and strengthened faith. Though music takes her far from home from time to time, it’s family that always brings her back centered, focused and renewed.
KUREGIY "YAHOSH" BONNER
Yahosh is the 5th born of the Bonner children. Yahosh played college basketball at the University of Northern Colorado, and graduated with his Masters degree in Professional Communication from Southern Utah University. In addition to his rising music career, he works as a teacher and basketball coach, inspirational speaker and an actor.
The most important roles that Yahosh play are that of a husband and father. Married to Vanessa who is originally from Haiti, they have three beautiful children, Malachi, Samaiah, and Nehemiah.
Conlon is the sixth of eight children. He is married to his wonderful wife, Rachel, and they have four children--two boys and two girls. He loves to sing and perform just as his other siblings do. Over the last seven years, Conlon has performed in musicals during the summer time and would love to continue doing that as time permits. He served a full time LDS mission in Orlando, Florida where he discovered his passion for teaching the gospel. As a result, he taught at the MTC soon after returning home and is currently teaching seminary school in Utah. Conlon attended Brigham Young University, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. He is currently working on his Master's degree at Southern Utah University in Professional Communications. Conlon loves the gospel of Jesus Christ deeply and cherishes being surrounded by family. He and his wife hope to instill this love of the gospel in their children, knowing it will bless their lives.
OYOYO JOI BONNER
Oyoyo Joi is the 7th of the 8 Bonner children. Having started at the age of 4, Oyoyo Joi discovered her love for the stage in her very first production Big River. Ever since then, she has developed and cultivated that love along with her talent. She has studied voice since childhood, and trained vigorously to become a triple threat while in the Music, Dance Theater program at Brigham Young University. Because of her level of talent, Oyoyo was selected as a lead company singer and dancer for BYU's elite musical theater group. She toured nationally and internationally for three years, performing in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Cuba as well as throughout the USA.
Oyoyo's older sibling's experiences and influence gave Oyoyo the work ethic and drive that helped her land her first Broadway role without any representation in the Tony award winning “The Book of Mormon.” Whether stepping into the lead role in “Memphis,” starring in “Once on This Island" or dancing in the ensemble of “The Wiz,” Oyoyo displays versatility in her vocals and always leaves her heart on the stage.
The last of the crew is Oba Bonner, #8. Oba has had a love for music his whole life and it shows in his songs. Aside from singing with his family, he lives in LA pursuing a music career and just recently finished his EP, singing and rapping as a Pop/Hip Hip recording artist. After his senior year in high school, Oba stepped away from the music scene to be an LDS missionary in South Africa for two years. During this time, he kept a handheld recorder close so that he could record all of the song ideas that would run through his mind. Being there allowed him to learn and adapt to new sounds and music. When he returned, he couldn't wait to get in the studio and into the booth to begin working on his new sound. He is currently working on his solo debut album. Aside from singing with his family, Oba has worked with artists such as Brandy, Queen Latifah, and Jojo.