Who is Nina? She is a native Washingtonian who loves and embraces her passion for her ministry which is touching lives and encouraging others… not just with words but with her actions. She is not just a singer, but a Worshipper who is doing what God has created her to do.
In 2006, after much anticipation, Nina released her first CD project entitled, “Nina … Still Giving Him Praise” (producer-Darin Pinkney). This project introduced us to Nina’s amazing voice and love of praising God. Her talent has become widely recognized, and she is rarely without an engagement allowing her to share her music and ministry throughout the East Coast. You see, Nina has a special gift for sharing the Gospel – through various genres, including reggae, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary Christian music – perfect for reaching into the hearts and souls of all ages. As a testament to Nina’s powerful music ministry, she wrote and arranged the majority of the songs on both of her CD’s.
In 2010, Nina returned with, “Break Free Nina” (producer-Ronnie Lindsey). This CD project gave us an even greater chance to appreciate the ministry of music she’s been Blessed to share with the world. Through this project, Nina blesses us with more of her original music – worshipfully performed in her own unique style. Whether quietly praising God in “When I Pray,” a soft and fluid duet with her equally talented uncle, Reginald Johnson; joyously thanking God in the up-tempo “What Would I Do Without You, Lord?” or reverently honoring God in “Break Free,” a collaboration with husband Carl Crump, Jr.’s spoken word, Nina once again brings home God’s word in a way that everyone can appreciate, making her latest CD project as uplifting and inspirational as the first project.
In January 2014, Nina released the single, “I Am” (producer-Rudy Johnson and Nina Crump). This is the first single from the upcoming “Nuggets of Gold n’ Songz” project. All songs on the project are written by Claudia Newby-Tynes from her “Nuggets of Gold Inspirational Poetry Book.” Nina transformed the book into a CD project which will be released later this year. Nina is the co-producer and arranger of the single “I Am” along with her extraordinarily talented uncle, Rudy Johnson. Rudy Johnson will also produce other songs on this project. In addition to writing, arranging, producing and performing the songs on her musical projects, Nina has been busy spreading God’s love through her music ministry. She has done the following:
- written and arranged songs for books and plays
- ministered in song at Youth and Women’s Conferences throughout the East Coast
- interviewed on numerous Gospel Internet and Radio programs
- performed on the Radio One 2011 and 2012 “One Love” Gospel Cruises
- first ever gospel performance on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s “Jewel of the Seas” Cruise Ship
- performed on the 2011 Reach Project “Reaching the Nations” recording held in Atlanta, Georgia
- Nina was a 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Christian Music Award
- 2012 guest artist on Impact Television’s “Bobby Jones Presents”
- 2012 recipient of the Prayze Factor People’s Choice Award for Best Traditional Gospel Artist
- Regular performer during 2013 and 2014 seasons for the Spirit of Washington Cruise Ship Gospel Luncheon
- Participant in 2014 Prayze Factor National Independent Artists Tour in U.S. and Canada
Finally, Nina also uses her music ministry to “Give Back” to the community. She frequently performs at Senior Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities throughout the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, prepares meals at Ronald McDonald House in Washington, D.C. and has prepared and distributed care packages at homeless shelters in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Since 2009, Nina’s pet project has been to sponsor an annual Christmas Holiday Brunch, during which she collects toys to contribute to the Marine “Toys4Tots” Foundation. After collecting the toys during her brunch, Nina also participates in the distribution of the toys to children throughout Prince George’s County, Maryland. In September 2012, Nina founded the “Women of Faith” Group. The “Women of Faith” is an empowerment group for girls and women of all ages whose mission is to help inspire and encourage the women with positive visions to go forward.
When asked what inspires her to do the things she does, Nina simply responds with the scriptures she lives by:
Matthew 6:33 – “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Nina also says, “I just want to be a willing vessel God can use. I say YES to His will and YES to His way.”
Just hear what listeners have said about Nina’s music:
“… You will be blessed as you witness and experience the sincerity and the love for the Lord that emanates from [Nina’s] music and her life …”
“There are a lot of great singers in the industry without an anointing. In this day in time we all need a voice that will touch our hearts. When I listen to [Nina], it always touches my heart …”
“Nina … is nothing less than fierce! This sister is filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit and has the voice to share her joy with the world …”
“Hurricane Nina” will bless the listeners when they hear the track “I AM” said producer Rudy Johnson and Engineer David Scott of Melodies Christian Recording Studio
And what greater endorsement than that of Stellar Award nominated “7 Sons of Soul” recording artist and producer Ronnie Lindsey, who says of Nina:
“[Nina has] … power impact! Put your dancing shoes on!”