Evia popularly known as Evy Maya was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Amehand having a mother who is a singer, Evia was introduced into singing/music at birth. She however started singing actively when she got into secondary school and was an active soprano singer of the Mount Carmel College School Choir (an all girls choir). After graduating from secondary school she joined the prestigious Cathedral English choir of Our Lady of perpetual help Makurdi as a soprano singer, a choir that was under the direction of the late Bishop Athanasius Usuh who was himself a music scholar.
Evia has evolved over the years into a beautiful Mezzo soprano singer with a voice so warm and passionate, so smooth like a fine red wine. She also delved into solo singing at a very tender age and has developed into an amazing solo artist that can easily sing across genres. Her passion and commitment to Music have seen her break boundaries, win awards and consistently perform at the highest level.
Three time Best Soprano Singer, Cathedral English Choir of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Makurdi (2000, 2007 and 2008).
Winner X-Factor CCAM, Malaysia. 2012
“One Night Only- A Night of Broadway and Musical Classics, supported by Broadway Academy & JKKN Malaysia, May 2011.
“An Evening Of Classics” Concert 2015 and 2016. By Soundmine Music Project. Makurdi Benue State.
“You Raise me Up Concert 2017 by Philharmonics Chorale, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Evia is a member of the prestigious Soundmine Chorale, Makurdi. Her thirst and quest for overall musical knowledge Vis a Vis choral music made her a key figure in every choir she belongs.
Over the years Evia has performed numerous classic works including :
“The Prayer- By David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis
“Greatest Love of All- By Linda Creed/Michael Masser
“When you Believe- By Stephen Lawrence Schwartz/Kenneth Babyface Edmonds
“Dream Girls and One Day More- Two Broadway classics from the Movie Soundtracks of Dream Girls and Les Miserebles respectfully.
Evia is a graduate, B.Sc. Mass Communication, from Benue State University, Makurdi, with an MBA in Communication and Public Relations, from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
Over the years, she has volunteered and worked full time with DFID/USAID sponsored programs and projects, aimed at Strengthening Integrated HIV/AIDS/TB delivery systems in Nigeria, she is a Public Health Practitioner.
Her Hobbies includes Traveling, Singing, Music and Performances, Reading, Movie/Screen ARTS.
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