Today we’d like to introduce you to Misha Myles (AKA Ghanè).
Hi Misha, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Misha Myles, but I go by my artist name, Ghanè (pronounced Jhawn Nae). I’m an upcoming Neo Soul artist and entrepreneur from Baltimore. I’m signed to the independent label TprDaFam. I currently have a song available on all platforms called: “Onyx” feat. Herbology. This song was dedicated to Black women who have lost their lives to senseless violence worldwide. I’m a strong advocate for protecting Black lives, especially the lives of Black women. I’m a proud rootworker and healer; I use my practices to help heal my people through music and herbal medicine. I’m currently working on my first EP, “Ghanè,” which will drop at the summer’s end. This album is healing, and you’re going to get a lot of mixed emotions with this album. Since this is my first project, I want to ensure I come correct.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Life wasn’t always easy for me. Growing up, I was introduced to sex at a very young age. Speaking up about my abuse was hard because nobody would believe me. I was silenced a lot as a child and lacked self-expression. I let others limiting beliefs confuse my judgment. Or, as some would call it, “not having a mind of my own,” which resulted in constantly pleasing people and allowing others to project their insecurities, limiting beliefs, and ideas onto me. I didn’t love myself enough. I didn’t think I was worthy of greatness, especially in middle school.
I was told by an elder that “I had a voice for a background singer and not a soloist,” and that stuck with me for a long time, to the point I didn’t think I was good enough to pursue a music career. The only time you would hear me sing was in the shower. I never thought my life would get any better. I lost my number one fan in 2006 to lung cancer, which made me feel alone most of the time. I didn’t have a close bond relationship with my parents (who are married). Weird? I know. I’m currently in the process of healing my inner child because I shied away from pursuing a music career. I did what any child would do, seeking their parent’s approval and acceptance. I went to college and had to drop out due to family issues. When it was time for me to return to college, I didn’t have enough money for my job. So I decided to pick up a part-time job dancing. I used my dancing money to pay for my school books and bills. Some would say I could have gotten a better job, but how can someone 20 years old get a decent-paying job without a college degree in 2015? It wasn’t possible in my case, so I did what needed to be done then. Then, I had a revelation! I wasn’t happy during that time. Trying to pay bills, work full time, and obtain a chemistry degree full time sent me into a depressive episode. I realized that I wasn’t going to college for myself anymore. I chose to drop out for my mental health.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m still fairly new to the music scene; however, my authenticity sets me apart from the rest. The music I create resonates with my inner child, who’s been longing to express herself. I use my music to help others vibrate high. To heal your inner child, you must face and release those difficult memories of past situations. Holding on to things in order emerge that no longer serve you take a toll not only on your spiritual body but as well as your physical. My music is my self-expression of who I am as a person. I turned the pain from my past and transmuted that energy into healing for others. Music is what makes me happy, and it gives me the ability to be free without judgment.
What do you think about happiness?
Being able to create and live myself unapologetically is what makes me happy. The people that I surround myself with also play a part in happiness. My best friend Amoni helped me through many dark moments in my life. She is the true definition of a ride or die! She is strong, beautiful, creative, fashionable, and more than a best friend. She’s my sister, my boyfriend, my King Herbert (aka Herbology). I couldn’t have asked for a better partner, friend, love of my life, my soulmate. Honestly, if it weren’t for his encouragement and guidance, I wouldn’t have thought about getting back into music. He is my #1 supporter and has been helping me throughout my music career.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/Ghaneofficial
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghaneofficial/
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCfqypLjgif3Ae_M_g0ZZDdw?sub_confirmation=1