The Donna Walton Gospel Media Ministry Inc is a nonprofit Organization of Virtual Media Networks that are composed of DWGN TV Network, DWGN Radio, E-Newsletters and Magazine. The purpose of this ministry is to promote and help the Indie Artists from music to film producers get their Artistry heard and seen to the world from a broader platform. The Award-Winning Donna Walton Gospel Network is a recipient of the 2020 Media Outlet of the Year Kingdom Image Award, a recipient of the 2020 S & M Indie Artist Awards Best Internet Radio Show of the Year for The Donna Walton Gospel Radio Show, and the recipient of the the 2020 Women Refuge Hall of Fame recipient, Cincinnati, OH, Chapter.
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true God send, Flint MI native, Shanta Natre Smith a.k.a The Eagle, is an artist, writer, producer, clothing designer & engineer that blends the perfect dosage of soul, hip hop, street and spirituality to create a unique and unprecedented, sound he describes as, soul food. He has an extraordinary way of putting his heart and soul in records that cuts through to the core of his listeners. His commanding stage presence and gift of ministry leaves a mark on all who have experienced his gift. Shanta’s musical journey began during his time in foster care, at the young age of 12 where he began to develop his craft, writing his pain, emotions and experience down, releasing it in the form of music. Much of his style can be attributed to listening to and observing a wide range of artist from the late great Michael Jackson (whom he shares the same birth date with), Al Green, 2Pac, and John P. Kee to
everything in between. Shanta doesn’t want to give light or glory to what he has been through, but how he has overcome. After dropping out of school multiple times and a past full of trauma, God rose him from the ashes to become a beacon of hope for those who remain in mental and physical bondage. He obtained a Bachelors in Social Work and a Masters in Criminal Justice. Now dedicated to reaching back into the ashes and sharing the message of God into the hearts and minds of believers and non-believers to ignite the flame within God’s people, that they may believe again, feel again, trust again and love again. Shanta began his professional career in the group Bloodlines A.D., with his two older twin brothers Tamiekco and Damiekco, with the release of their Maxi single “Fallen Angels” in 1999. They graced the stage with many industry big names, from Busta Rhymes, Dayton Family, MC Breed to name a few. However, God has a way of changing the course of our lives. Many are called few are chosen. After turning from the streets, Shanta began working on his first solo gospel album “Emergency”, which he released 08/7/19. Half way through the project, Shanta teamed up with singer and rapper Antoine Brown to form “The Eagle and the Lion”. They have currently been touring the region promoting Shanta’s, Emergency album, while working on their duo project “Detox” which they released the single for 10/3/19. They have performed at the Civic Center, Saginaw’s Horizon Event Center, Dort Federal Event Center, and local churches. There are those who make music and those who are musically gifted and anointed and it’s evident that Shanta is both.
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CONGRATULATIONS DWGN TV AND RADIO NETWORK FAMILY AS FINALISTS FOR
Sondra Busby – 4 Categories
Shanta Smith – 5 Categories
Darryl L Gates – 4 Categories
Angela Missy Billups -2 Categories
jonahsrun1 -1 Category
Tony Kelly -1 Category
Donna Walton and DWGN Radio – 4 Categories
LaDonna Taylor – 1 Category
Danny Hudson – 1 Category
Rowan Chapman – 1 Category
Nataline Pegues GSWC Radio
CONGRATULATION DWGN RADIO FAMILY IS NOMINATED IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES OF THE SPIN AWARDS. WE ASK FOR YOUR VOTES. VOTING ENDS AUGUST 31ST.
1. Best Afternoon Show – 5 O’Clock Word and Song2. Best Late Night/Evening Show – Friday Night Gospel Jams
3. Best Radio Show of the Year – 5 O’Clock Word and Song
4. Internet Radio Host/Announcer/Personality of the Year – Tony Kelly and Deacon Norris
5. Internet Radio Station of the Year – The Donna Walton Gospel Network
6. Outstanding Radio Station of the Year – The Donna Walton Gospel Network