Charmaine invites you to a week-long Instagram Live event that will see her discuss her latest single “FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS,” joined by an all-star cast of fabulous women.
Charmaine’s new release encompasses “the importance of having friends you can count on for anything.” In light of her sisterhood anthem, Charmaine welcomes Sports-Illustrated model Brielle Anyea, Zola actress and LGBTQ+ activist Ts Madison, rising Indonesian hip-hop artist Ramengvrl, Toronto based designer Cee and Charmaine’s day-ones Kayla and Chanl Marshl to open up on self-love, female empowerment and lots of inspiring advice to make your evening.
“Ultimately, my goal with this release is to depict how beautiful it is when you surround yourself with others that bring good vibes and support each other wholeheartedly,” Charmaine adds.
SISTERHOOD SESSIONS SCHEDULE
Monday, February 14th @ 10:30PM EST with Ramengvrl
Tuesday, February 15th @ 5:00PM EST with Brielle Anyea
Wednesday, February 16th @5:00PM EST Kayla & Chanl Marshl
Thursday, February 17th @ 5:00PM EST Cee
Friday, February 18th @ 5:00PM EST Ts Madison
Born in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, Charmaine relocated to the United States at the age of five, bouncing around the Midwest with her family at first before eventually settling in Nashville for a large chunk of her childhood. Living in the states was an eye-opening experience but by the time high school rolled around, Charmaine was already on the way to her next culture shock, this time heading north of the border to Toronto. Throughout her family’s frequent moves and financial struggles, Charmaine had always turned to music as a source of comfort and stability, something she could rely on for emotional support no matter how difficult things got. Collaborating with acclaimed producers/engineers Michael Lantz and David Ariza, Charmaine began work on debut EP Hood Avant Garde in late 2019, pushing her sound in an adventurous new direction that mixed the ’90s hip-hop she grew up listening to with the southern rap she fell in love with while living in Tennessee. The resulting tracks were playful, experimenting with unexpected cadences and cheeky sound effects, and the lyrics brimmed with poise and bravado. “I’d been a singer for most of my life, but the more I rapped, the more I felt like myself,” Charmaine explains. “It was almost like therapy, because it taught me to embrace all these parts of my personality that, as a woman, and particularly as a black woman, society had told me I needed to hide.” Charmaine may have started with nothing but it’s clear that she’s coming for everything.