As time progressed, she released “Since I turned Sixteen” an original blues song, written by Robert Fischer. Toured local clubs with Tenderness a local trio who appeared on Bobby Jones Gospel Christmas Celebration. Opened concerts for blues artist Tyrone Davis and Z Z Hill, and Gospel greats Bishop Walter Hawkins and Lashaun Pace at the Alabama A& M University.
Anji has been singing for many years, it is song that has connected her to Gods thrown. She is a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault a vocalist extraordinaire, talented, anointed, and beautiful, perusing a career in songwriting, singing and ministry.
She is certainly no stranger to gospel music, and is quite the entrepreneur, released her first CD “Learning” in 2008 a compilation of songs from her heart, her latest release “Prayer of Jabez” a song of hope that God hears us, and He will give us what we ask. founded Malachi Records & Publishing, LLC a Gospel Indie Label and Malachi Ministry Forum, a networking ministry for singers, song writers, authors, praise dancers, medical missionaries, producers, pastors, consultants, prayer warriors and motivational speakers that desire to carry the message of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ.
She has shared the same stage with Lucinda Moore 2011 Stella Award Winner Gospel Artist at Vision of Faith benefit concert for the Homeless and Domestic Violence Survivors in New Britain Connecticut. Opened "A Time Of Refreshing” with Dr. Ben Tankard. Presented by The Great Exchange Church of Jesus Christ International. Featured gospel artist at The City of New Britain- Mayor Timothy O’Brien Jr. and The Human Rights and Opportunities Commemoration of the life of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2016 Featured Artist on Babbie Mason’s Radio
2019 She launched “Christian Wall Art Studio” a digitally art design studio that specializes in Christ centered art, that offers accessories, personalized gifts, feature Christian artist, writers, and poets.
Stay tuned there is always a new ministry to be birthed, it is Anji’s belief that when you use one talent God will always give more talent’s that edify His name and draw his children to Jesus. Coming soon is a Christ centered nonprofit crisis intervention center, that focuses on healing victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The goal is to provide for survivors housing, counseling, and resources to begin again.
Anji finds healing in music and desires to share her experiences to help others overcome.
Thank you for spending time with us today, stop by and download a song that will help you experience joy, peace and healing.
God has had his loving arms around Angela Marie Collins (Anji) since of her birth. Her biological mother was faced with a decision when she was born. She had a choice to either keep Angela Marie or give her up for adoption. She prayed and decided to give Angela Marie up for adoption. At the age of four the Lord strategically placed Anji in a home where she would have a solid foundation to grow and learn of the love of God. she was adopted by Joseph and Vallera Whiteside.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Whiteside had a love for traveling, music, and education. Vallera Millicent Whiteside, Anji’s mother founded and taught, the laboratory technology program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. She was the first African American to graduate from North Division High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the first African American to work as a Registered Laboratory Technologist at a Medical office in downtown Milwaukee. Vallera Whiteside loved the Lord and taught Anji at an early age the love of God.
Joseph Edgar Whiteside, Anji’s father an electrician, a former cameraman at the Ritz in Chicago, and entrepreneur. Had a love for artist in his era, such as” Tommy Dorsey, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, Glen Miller and Lou Armstrong. It was by his love for Jazz that exposed Anji to the art of singing. Often, you would find Anji in the living room singing, along with Judy Garland, Mahalia Jackson, and Billie Holiday. Learning the art of singing, with such great artist is how Anji began to develop her God given gift of music.
She attended North Division High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, joined the choir under the direction of Arlene Skerowski, where she discovered her true love for theatrical arts and music. While there, she vigorously pursued drama classes as well as music and, later went on to win first place in Milwaukee’s summer fest! Where she is opening with “Summertime” Gershwin’s’ PORGY AND BESS.