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Charmaine Johnise is a small-town girl with a big personality. From an early age, the Slidell, LA, born southern girl has possessed an infectious energy that commands the attention of any room she occupies. But she is not simply a social butterfly. She has matched her magnetic presence with a consistent drive that has propelled her to stardom.


After graduating from Howard University her corporate ambitions led her to Chicago, where she held positions at CBS and the newly founded Groupon. Soon after her foray into the corporate world, she would get her big entertainment break as a cast member on VH1’s Black Ink Crew while serving as shop manager of 9 Mag. Her gregarious spirit made her a fan-favorite on the show. As a result, she has cultivated a growing following of nearly 300,000 followers across all social media platforms.

She has continued to expand her brand into several other areas of entertainment: Landing a role in an upcoming Netflix-exclusive, serving as host for the WGCI Summer Jam and Big Jam, and utilizing her role as a highly visible influencer to work with hundreds of established brands for marketing and promotion collaborations. Additionally, she has also parlayed the natural spunk and exuberance that made her a standout on Black Ink Crew into a burgeoning Youtube channel and a deal with iHeartMedia, Inc as the host of her very own show on 107.5 WGCI – the most listened to Hip-Hop and R&B channel in Chicago.


Charmaine is an undeniable rising star in the industry! She can be seen -and heard- interviewing the biggest names in entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.- 2p.m, on WGCI and her Charmaine Johnise Youtube channel, where she also produces beauty tutorials and the ever-popular Cooking with Charmaine culinary segment.

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