Alphonso Evans, Jr. (AJ) is finding his way in life  through the lens of Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.  Seek His will in all you do and He will show you what path to take.  The Philadelphia native, 3.0 honor roll high school graduate and singer, songwriter and Enon Music Group recording artist sets his sights on pursuing a college education at the prestigious Howard University in Washington, DC, with scheduled stops along the way including picking up a win at the Kindred Awards and celebrating his nomination at the Stellar Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 15th.


“Winning at the Kindred Awards was a great honor; and the Stellar Award nomination is really huge for me”, says AJ.  “For years, I watched the awards on television with my family and never thought I would ever receive a nomination. I am grateful to my parents, who do a great job encouraging me to use my ability to write songs and sing for God’s glory.  My parents are known for four things, they love God, and family, value education and music.  I am also grateful for a pastor who also encourages young people, Dr. Alyn E. Waller as well as EMG Vice President Dr. Garland Miche Waller who gave the music in my heart wings to soar”.


AJ Evans made his stunning debut into Gospel music with the release of his breakout single, Hooked.  A heartfelt expression of faith and adoration to Jesus,  the song opened the doors for AJ to share his gifts with the world. Hooked was followed by the release of his debut EP, Not 2 Young.  Not 2 Young is nominated in the Youth Project of the Year category at the 38th Annual Stellar Awards.


The Stellar Awards returns to The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 15, 2023, and is scheduled to premiere on the newly-launched Stellar Network between July 24 and August 6, 2023.