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Gwen Covington began her professional recording career in 1990 as background vocalist with Minister Randy Cotton & Nissi, a gospel music group organized in Miami, Florida.  While working with Minister Cotton, she appeared on Bobby Jones Gospel International TV program; and experienced concert performances with Evangelist Dorothy Norwood, Richard Smallwood & The Smallwood Singers, The Grace Thrillers of Jamaica. She has also performed on special events featuring comedian/activist Dick Gregory, actor Danny Glover, Tremaine Hawkins, Revelation S.E.E.D., and Ricky Dillard. In addition, she has ministered at various churches and special events including Central Florida Fair WOKB1680AM Gospel Concert, ZORA Festival, Hilton Grand Vacation, City of Orlando,  Gospel Music Workshop of America National Convention, Gospel Announcer’s Guild Board Meeting (Brooklyn, New York) just to name a few.  Prior to supporting Minister Cotton’s music ministry, she worked as a studio session singer recording commercial jingles and demos.  Her debut CD titled “THAT’S HIM” was released June, 2008 on EGI Records labelHer dynamic vocal style and contemporary music heard on this project is uniquely stimulating and spiritually-enriching.  Gwen became involved with the music industry behind-the-scenes in 1980 when she founded Entertainment Galore, a full-service music consultant company.  She gained expertise in the areas of artist management, concert production and promotions, special events administration, stage management, music publishing, and talent bookings.  She coordinated countless special events including projects for clients like the NFL, the Olympics, The Miami Heat, Florida Memorial University, City of Miami, other corporate, fraternal organizations, various national conventions, as well as major music concerts featuring numerous South Florida performers and celebrity artists Shirley Caesar, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Shirley Murdock, The Manhattans, Sly Stone, The Chi-Lites, Harold Melvin & Blue Notes, The OJays, Betty Wright, Blood-Sweat & Tears, After 7, and her hubby's band, OMARI, and many others.  Gwen currently writes for Gospel Now Magazine and co-produces SO YOU WANT YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS Gospel Talent Showcase and Mentorship Project with her husband/record producer and Grammy-Award winning drummer, Will. She is a graduate of Florida Memorial University (BS/Accounting), and the University of Miami (MBA).  She has been honored for her efforts by various governmental, private sector, and non-profit organizations such as the National Sight & Sound Leadership Award she received along with Minister Clifton Davis from the National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) in Washington, DC, 2010 PTY Artist of the Year (Rochester, NY), and 2012 Legacy Award in Music from Jones High School Historical Society.  She is a member of EBON TEMPLE Church (Bishop Thomas S Lee, Pastor), Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA)/Gospel Announcers Guild (GAG), and the Gospel Music Association (GMA).  She is a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Gwen says that she is thankful to GOD for re-directing her life and giving her a second chance to advance her music ministry and business efforts the way that HIS SPIRIT wants her to do it.       

 

 

 

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