Branjae

Branjae is the birth child of Classic Soul, Funk and R&B. With a culmination of lyrical depths, energetic theatrical performances and genre fluidity, her storytelling style comes as unique as the personas she embodies. Her voice has been likened to the rasp of Lauryn Hill, the alto register of India Arie, and the soul of Nina Simone, while her stage presence is heavily influenced by Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, and Freddie Mercury. Branjae has shared the stage with Jeff Tweedy, Joan Osbourne, Gangstagrass, Thundercat, Fishbone, Ohio Players, RC and the Grits (Erykah Badu’s current band), Andy Frasco and the late Waymen Tisdale.

Branjae’s focus in 2021 has been her multimedia project “Free Facts.” The project’s single released on January 22nd featuring artwork photography by Josh New, with a Kickstarter launched for the project’s short film. The campaign was fully funded within 2 weeks, and her team was able to complete 3 days of filming on location at Living Arts and FireTheif Productions. The film is currently in post production to include SPFX sounds and editing.

In 2020, Branjae began her film career, studying for her debut feature length role, Sugar Plum, in “Finding Carlos”, a holiday hip hop film inspired by The Nutcracker. She was also featured on Gangstagrass’ latest album “No Time for Enemies,” featured on the single “Your Land” which reached #1 on the Billboard Blue Grass Charts and premiered in Rolling Stone Magazine.

In 2019 Branjae’s presence catapulted with her project, “Street Light.” Billboard Magazine premiered the project’s video & AfroPunk debuted the single with an Op-Ed written by Branjae. “Street Light” earned Branjae the Best Female Artist Award at the Black Wallstreet Music Awards, 5 nominations at the Tulsa Music Awards, 1 nomination at the IMA’s & was Officially Selected to screen at the 2020 Dead Center Film Festival, & the 2020 Lift Off Global Network Film Festivals in Paris, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin, New York & LA.