Maina Yahi was born in Maiduguri in 1983, an indigene of Chibok local government of Borno State. Attended his early education in Maiduguri, and obtained his BSc Education (Business) and MSc in Marketing from University of Maiduguri, in Borno State. Nigeria.
Maina is involved in humanitarian work; he worked with BAOBAB for Women Human Rights, United Nations World Food Programme, education facilitator with FHI 360 and a businessman. He is happily married with 3 children.