Singer LaShawn Daniels aka Big Shiz and TV personality April Daniels attend BET Celebration Of Gospel 2016 at Orpheum Theatre on January 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

About April Daniels
Age51 Years
BirthApril 28, 1973
SpouseLaShawn Daniels 2001 - 2019
ChildrenJett Daniels, Omarr Daniels, Tahshon Daniels (Stepson)
SiblingsYvette, Amen Brown
OwnsEverything Girlz Love
HometownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ShowsTamar and Vince

Grammy Award-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels passed away at the age of 41 on September 3, 2019 in a car crash. Daniels is the genius behind several iconic songs, including the Destiny’s Child hit, “Say My Name.” His wife, April Daniels, shared the heartbreaking news of his death on her social media. LaShawn leaves behind his wife of two decades and their kids, who have received an outpouring of support from the industry and his fans. Our April Daniels wiki gives you a glimpse at the songwriter’s family.

April Daniels Is from Pennsylvania

April Daniels was born on April 28, 1973 and hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She’s the youngest of four children born in a military household.

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Spending birthdays with the ones I love will never get old to me. People change, seasons change but my family is consistent and want nothing more of me than to see me win. I know this post should be about me but I wanted to take this opportunity to make it about the people that mean the world to me. Thank you husband @bigshiz for being my rock here on earth, I love you baby. For your covering, correction & love for me even when we have our disagreements. Your commitment to our vows & family has been everlasting. You never fell short and continue to stand the test of time. My children @weirdovision @jettyoungturnup @jmmycollins thank you for the priceless job of parenting, I love you all so much. For turning out to be pretty awesome in your individual ways. The love & joy I get through parenting is incomparable. Some never get to enjoy the blessing of family and look for monetary things to bring them joy but my heart is always full with the love my family provides. 46 reasons to be grateful can be found within my family alone. To turning 46 years young I know the next chapter will be nothing short of amazing! To God be the Glory! To everyone that sent mad love, texts, posts and calls thank you and much love!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘 #BirthdayBehavior #TheThingsThatMatter #FOE #Blessed #OnTopOfTheWorld

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She graduated from a performing arts school and moved to Los Angeles, where she got her start in the beauty business.

April’s brother, Amen Brown, was a candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to represent District 190. He, however, lost the election in March 2019.

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April Is a Licensed Cosmetologist

Upon moving to L.A., April Daniels acquired her cosmetology license and worked as a hair care professional. TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (who passed away in a car crash in 2002) was her biggest celebrity client. She was Lopes’ full-time hairstylist on MTV’s The Cut for three seasons.

Bille Woodruff, the video director behind several of Toni Braxton’s videos, later hired her as a hairstylist for his productions. April’s client list later grew to include Missy Elliot, Tichina Arnold, and Gabrielle Union.

Currently, April is co-owner of the North Carolina-based party planning business Everything Girlz Love.

April Met LaShawn at a Video Shoot

April was an in-demand hairstylist on music video shoots. And it was at one such shoot by a major record label that she met award-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels.

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She caught his eye, they dated and fell in love, and were together for over two decades. In a July Instagram post, April reminisced about the day LaShawn popped the question with a plastic blue heart from a Walgreens in Florida.

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#TBT when @bigshiz put a ring on it!! 💍FunFact: My first engagement ring was a blue plastic heart from @walgreens in Aventura FL. It was from a kiddie set and of course it didn’t fit my finger so I wore it around my neck. 😂😂 Some thought I was crazy when I showed it as my engagement ring, but I thought it was love. 😍 I was content because I knew what God was doing was by far more priceless than any diamond I could have ever received. 19 years later I still have that ring and what it symbolized when it was given. 🙌🏾 Stuff expires, becomes dated, distorted, and sometimes worthless, over time. Don’t get me wrong, every blessing is packaged differently but seek the things money can’t buy first so you can weather every season you will go through as a couple together. I didn’t always think this way when I was younger but when I got real with God I could recognize when my steps were being ordered by Him. Still growing, still learning but when I met my husband I had decided about a month prior to fr fr let go and let God, and wait on Him. Long story shorter, I’m so thankful that I did! I love you @bigshiz 🥰😘🖤 #CoolCouples

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It didn’t fit back then, but she wore it around her neck. Nineteen years later, she still has that engagement token in memory of their special day.

April and LaShawn tied the knot on June 29, 2001, and Daniels’ two eldest kids were also present at their wedding.

This couple won fans with their chemistry during their regular appearances on WE TV’s Tamar and Vince.

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ℋ𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 𝒜𝓃𝓃𝒾𝓋ℯ𝓇𝓈𝒶𝓇𝓎 ℳ𝒴 ℒ𝒪𝒱ℰ @bigshiz 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 I thank God for another year of love and life with you! We’ve managed to keep it exciting over the years while we have experienced some amazing times creating the most beautiful memories. And although I’m grateful for all of that I’m even more grateful for the times in our marriage that has taught us both how to grow as one, exhibit long suffering when frustration kicked in, practice forgiveness when our pride tried to stand in the way all while remembering love keeps no account. Because of these things, through it God has stretched us towards our greater purpose as husband and wife even more. The moments that don’t make you your happiest are the ones that are the most purposeful in the journey, and the art of a successful marriage isn’t accomplished overnight. But every day we wake up choosing us we get that much closer to perfecting our journey. As much as we drive each other crazy at times we love each other even harder. And with that I know God answered my prayers when He blessed me with you. Thank you for being a man of integrity, honor and for loving God more. You are my safe place even when you call yourself being mad.😘This anniversary we almost forgot yet again 🤦🏾‍♀️started off with you in another state but now you’re home and it’s gonna end with us right on top of each other!!! 😜 I LOVE YOU BIG-DADDY!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 #CoolCouples

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April was the one to break the news of LaShawn’s fatal car accident in South Carolina with a social media post. She requested donations to be made to the Lashawn Daniels Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers.

April Has Two Sons and a Stepson

April gave birth to their eldest son, Omarr, on February 2, 1996 in her hometown of Philadelphia. Omarr attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia and now lives in L.A. where his parents are based.

After graduating cum laude from Pepperdine University in 2017, Omarr is currently attending UCLA School of Law.

Their youngest son, Jett, was born on July 15, 2005.

LaShawn has a son, Tahshon Daniels (born April 15, 1996), from his previous relationship with fellow New Jersey native Monique Anderson. Tahshon is working on a music career under the name Jimmy Collins.

Wishing my son Tahshon Daniels who is turning 20 today a VERY Happy Birthday!! Love you sooooo much!! Now let's celebrate!❤️😘🎉

Posted by Monique Anderson on Friday, April 15, 2016

From the looks of it, April has a great bond with her stepson and is cordial with Tahshon’s mother. Anderson is also in grief over LaShawn’s tragic death and expressed her condolences to April.

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