A native of Washington, D.C., she began her incredible journey as a psalmist at the age of 14. She sang in the choir at Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro MD, where Bishop Don Meares is Pastor and her years of relentless dedication fostered accelerated growth and recognition. She became a primary Praise & Worship Leader at her local church and continued to exude an unwavering commitment to the
ministry and serving in excellence. In doing so, she was afforded the opportunity of being the Music Producer for numerous Broadway-style productions at Evangel Cathedral, which attracted over 30,000 attendees each year.

Afiya has shared the stage as a background vocalist for Gospel legends such as Bishop Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark-Sheard, Albertina Walker, Lecresia Campbell, and the late Daryl Coley, just to name a few. Today, she has stepped out from the background and onto the frontline of her own destiny as a trailblazer within the Praise & Worship music genre. Her first EP is already in the works, so keep your ear to the ground because this project will light up your LIFE!

Afiya released her first single in 2018 entitled

"No Fear" and also "You Are" in 2019 featuring

her mentor, the late Pastor Cassandra Elliott.

As an entrepreneur, Afiya is the Music
Ministry Architect who designs practical
frameworks for music ministries built to last and yield optimal results. She is an authority on ministry administration, worship team building, how to cultivate excellence in service, and more!

Minister Afiya Howell is currently the Worship Director and Worship Leader at The Shepherd's House International Christian Church and continues to exude an unwavering commitment to the
ministry and serving in excellence.

Her passion and reverence for God
consistently emanates from her character. She willingly pours her heart onto every stage, whether she is ministering to an audience of
50 or 500. Afiya is the epitome of first-class. She is a game-changer and encompasses the anointing, the VOICE, and ambition to restore the sound of true praise and worship.