foundation in music was laid long before she was even born. Her beautiful mother, who also has been singing all of her life, was the catalyst that ignited a passion and love for music in Shawanna.
Singing since the age of five, she further developed her gift while ministering through song in various church choirs and a host of other musical ventures. In addition to establishing herself as a lead vocalist and psalmist, she has since been involved in other projects that have shaped and molded her into the vocalist that she is today.
She also has had the privilege of serving as Choir Directress and Praise and Worship Team Leader for an assortment of local church ensembles and has also been involved in a number of community theater projects, including having been honored as a featured psalmist for several women’s fellowship benefit programs, conferences, community gospel entertainment establishments, and gospel dramas held both in and out of state.
Not solely a vocalist, she is also an avid songwriter. Through the awesomeness of God, in the spring of 2007, Shawanna released her first CD single entitled “Made to Worship” and she is also excited about her forthcoming project scheduled to be released winter of 2012-2013.
Her latest accomplishment has been her guest appearance on the TCT Christian television network, whose broadcast is viewed worldwide.
Shawanna’s hopes and dreams are further being realized as she travels to present her gift in Stockholm, Sweden, where she will be participating in the annual Stockholm Gospel Festival!
All-in-all, Shawanna’s heart’s desire is to effectively minister to the people of God through song. Understanding this, as well as knowing who she lives for and who she desires to please the most, Shawanna strives to live the life she sings. A life of strength and personal testimony coupled with heartfelt praise and worship. She shares this life with her husband, Rev. LaBraun J. Kennedy, and there three beautiful children Shanea, Gaven, and Elle Jai.
As anointed psalmist, known for her ability to usher her listening audience directly into God’s throne room - she is a true worshipper. She longs to draw people closer to God, through her singing and songwriting, to let them know that He truly loves them and is concerned about every aspect of their lives.
Her message is truly one of deliverance, hope, and love, and with God’s approval and provision , she fully intends on reaching higher heights by taking her music ministry to the masses.
Without a doubt, Shawanna is ever grateful to God for what he has done and is continuing to do in her life. Always knowing without God she would do nothing but fail!