Resplendent, Melodic, Stunning & Inspiring are some of the words often used to describe Vocalist, Beauty & Fashion Professional, Mental Health Advocate, Author and Empowerment Teacher Queen Diva whose latest single "Is U In" has been on the Top 30 R&B Chart on Reverbnation.com. She has had the honor of singing at the Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to the Metropolitan Room where she has sung songs like "Betcha By Golly Wow," "Old Friend," and "What You Won't Do For Love" Off-Off Broadway with her Phyllis Hyman tribute called Phyllis Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman tribute where she is committed to educating and help to give closure to Phyllis Hyman fans information about her battle with mental illness which ultimately led to her suicide in 1995 and she is preparing diligently to take it to BROADWAY in 2016! This has been a dream of her for about 8 years and the more she has researched about Phyllis Hyman and met her fans the more she has become driven to get her tribute on BROADWAY!
Queen Diva is driven by her faith in God, love for serving others and sharing her gift of encouragement to all who meet her! Queen Diva has great passion to assist all she meets to shine resplendently and become FLAWLESS like diamonds! As an ordained and licensed minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ she is gifted to teach and share both music and encouragement to all that she meets in simplest terms right where they are. Her mission is to just gently remind people that God wants them to get to know Him and do His will for their lives in excellence! She started writing a blog called "Diva's Diamonds: Words to Inspire, Empower & Encourage You To Become FLAWLESS!
“Diva’s Diamonds: Words to Inspire, Empower & Encourage is my mission and personal testimony from residing at the Pacific Garden Mission’s The Gospel League Home Women’s & Children’s Shelter in Chicago, Illinois to my family trying to commit me in the Harris County Psyche Ward in Houston, Texas because they did not understand my “Crazy FAITH Walk!” I hope to motivate and inspire people to strive for their dreams or vision to become a reality, but not to compromise their peace through motivational speaking, teaching, blogging, pod casts and song. God’s GRACE is always sufficient to get you through anything,” says Queen Diva.
A proud graduate of HBCU Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University system, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance with a minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design. She continued her studies at Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Composition-Music Business. She also received a Leadership Certificate as a member of the 2009 Charter Class Inspire Women Leadership Institute at the Dallas Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas as well as coursework at the Benny Hinn School of Ministry Online.
She is an Empowerment Teacher at Divine Voices World Ministries, a non-profit division of Divine Voices, LLC, is a music and encouragement ministry where we provide anointed live and recorded music, multimedia production, apostolic vocal, choral and ensemble development training for church music ministries, church and leadership development, marriage officiant duties as well as Holy Bible teaching and empowerment speaking to men, women, young adults and teens to reach them right where they are and to help them to soar to higher heights as well as go to places they have never imagined they would see! Divine Voices World Ministries is affiliated with Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Inc under the spiritual covering of Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Pastor of First Step Ministry Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Brooklyn, New York.
She is the Founder/Chief Creative Officer for Divine Voices Media, an inspirational broadcasting, marketing & promotions, life and career coaching boutique firm, that accepts new clients by appointment only. Their specialty is with audio, video, music & special events planning productions. Divine Voices Media was founded in 2004 when Queen Diva had her own radio show on KPFT 90.1 Pacifica Radio in Houston, Texas where she produced the 1st late night inspirational show called "Divine Voices with Queen Diva" to 6.5 million listeners in the Houston/Galveston area. The show moved to Podomatic.com in 2006 and continues to receive large numbers of hits monthly 6 years later. She is also the visionary of the Diva's Diamonds Empire which includes an official blog on Blogger.com, book club on Goodreads.com, (3) three eBook series now sold on Amazon.com exclusively for Kindle, television channel on YouTube.com and talk show on BlogTalkRadio.
Queen Diva is an award-winning Toastmaster, Lyric Poet, Plus Model and Beauty Queen. She has graced the covers and spotlighted in Precious Stones Magazine, Bronze Magazine, Urban Queen Magazine, BBW Beauties Magazine Covergirl April 2013 & April 2011, YOU Digital Magazine. Awards & nominations include 2013 NYC Jazz Fans Decision Best Female Vocalist Nominee, 2013 Uplift Entertainment's Most Powerful Voice-Contemporary Gospel Nominee, 2012 DOVE Show Us Your Skin National Campaign, 2012 Not Your Average Talents Team-Plus Model/Singer and 2012 Primetimex Photo Contest Top 4 (Only Plus Model in the Top 5). Miss Greater Houston Plus America 2009, selected as a 2010 Harvey Washington Plus Model Search in Houston out of 8500 models to be in the Top 15 and named one of the 2011 Top 12 Winner for the Fabulouz Thick Cuties National Promotional Model Search and 2011 Plus Awards 2 Time Nominee-Plus Model of the Year & Plus Size Female Role Model,
A published author Diva's Diamonds P.I.N.K. Diamonds Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 eBooks on Amazon.com and writer cover story "Stop Rushing Into Position: Back to Basics" in Kontagious Magazine July/August 2011 issue and her poetry was featured in 2008 in the Collected Whispers Poems by International Poets Society and Poetry.com.
The sky's the limit to what God has prepared for Queen Diva. She's learned to sit in the passenger seat, to trust God, let HIM do the driving towards abundant blessings and a light unto her feet and to make her path straight.