My love of gospel music, quartet especially, started as I was growing up watching the Parade of Quartet. Just the harmonies and the emotions of the songs drew me in. My mother and her sisters sang in their early years as “The Jones Sisters” and much later the group transitioned to a group called the “Shilites”, which I played keyboards for and sang lead with for nearly fifteen years. More than ten years ago I walked into a local radio station, WCZZ 1090AM, to cut a commercial for my barbershop. The station manager asked if I had ever done radio and would I consider it. The answer was a resounding no and NO! But after a little convincing, “Phoenix” the radio personality was born. The Phoenix signifies the raising from the ashes, as in every trial we go through, it is a chance to rise from the ashes a stronger and wiser person. In my tenure at WCZZ 1090AM, I devised the Quartet Show called “Quartet Driving” a contemporary show called ‘In The Mix” and a talk show called “Real Women, Real Talk”. The talk show focused on issues that the everyday woman faces in life. It also brought community awareness to health issues and community services to the forefront. I am also founder of a women’s support group called “Strengthen Our Sister” which is a group where women can connect with other sisters for a listening ear and support, which also has a chat line. The Lord has truly blessed the gospel shows are heard in various markets across the USA. I am also the co-host of a show called He Said She Said that gives a male and female prescriptive on life issues. We have been able to find housing and food for people across the US through our endeavors and have been able to prevent suicides and bring people to Christ. I am also the owner of Five Star Barbershop and a licensed barber. Our award winning shop is active in the community, providing free cuts at back to school events, and offering mobile service to the home-bound, hospital and nursing homes. I also cut once a month at our local soup kitchen and a local transitional home for recovering addicts and an adult day care center. After countless interviews and appearances, I believe the best is still to come. My motto, “Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Be encouraged, stay faithful and remember, a Phoenix always rises.
Accomplishments: Gospel Image Award Winner, S&M Awards Nominated, African Music Award Nominated, People's Choice Award Winner, Back to school Service Award, several Community Impact Awards, Outstanding Professionalism Award, Multiple Community Appreciation Awards.