She was born Quiana R. Collins November 27, 1979 in New Bern, North Carolina. Her parents are Charlie Bryant Jr., who passed in 2012 and Annie Collins. Her father was a painter by profession, owner of Juke Joints, and was a professor of “Streetology” and taught young people the art of “street survival.” and her mother is a Certified Nursing Assistant and an AFL Provider (Alternative Family Living). When she was just a baby, she grew up in Union Baptist Missionary Baptist Church and sung in the Junior Choir. She later became a drummer and was often called “the drummer girl.” Growing up, she was always around Old School music listening to Dorothy Moore, Percy Sledge, Atlantic Starr, etc.
At an early age, Quiana was diagnosed with a severe hearing loss in both ears and started wearing hearing aids in 1987. Throughout school, she had it hard, but she excelled and graduated from New Bern High School in 1999. In 2003, she volunteered at Charles Taylor Head Start. In 2009, she graduated from Craven Community College with an Associate in Sociology. She was also on The Phi Beta Lambda Club and The Bible Club at Craven Community College. Because of her grades, she was selected my Mr. John A. Fonville (Dean of Students) to be on the Student Council Board. In 2005, she attended Louisburg College and made it on The Honor’s List. Now, she’s currently at University of North Carolina Greensboro to persue her studies in Sociology and College Teaching.
In 2012, she founded Collins Entertainment and Production LLC. Collins Entertainment is a full service concert management and entertainment production company with strategic partnerships that specialize in: concerts, corporate and special events, as well as local showcases.
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