ShaWanda Smith is a native of Dayton, Ohio. Growing up as the daughter of a Pastor, ShaWanda was introduced to a love of music that soon became her reality. In Christ, she began singing at an early age of 5 and had the opportunity to lead her first song with the church’s adult choir. This opportunity allowed for everyone to see the calling that God had on ShaWanda’s life.
While Shawanda is no stranger to writing and performing her own music, she has shared the stage in ministry with Jonathan McReynolds, John P. Kee, and Karen Clark Sheard to name a few. She is also of the Churches of God In Christ International Music Department as a Praise team member and front Line singer.
In the midst of all the opportunities she has experienced, ShaWanda goal is to remain humble and to keep God at the forefront of the ministry. In her sophomore project "You", ShaWanda ministers in song a story that tells of her life’s experiences; her relationship with God; and His love and everlasting faithfulness. It is a project in which every listener can relate.
ShaWanda is the wife of Will Smith Jr. and together they have five children.