Cheston Green’s charisma and zeal for life make him a magnet for people. He is authentic, genuine, and not afraid to voice his opinions, even when they differ from those of others. His passion for youth has driven him to be a mentor to many. In addition to co-founding Single, Saved, and Social, Cheston has begun a movement called #OhMyBrother to create a sanctuary for men to grow and impact our communities.
Can you tell our readers who is Cheston Green?
I am a son, uncle, cousin, singer, songwriter, and lover of life, music, and travel. But most importantly, I am a believer in Christ who desires to tell others about his transforming love. I come from a small town where I still know all my friends and classmates. I have had the same first best friend for over 25 years. I love to tell stories through songs and find creative ways to express a concept and idea. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. And I really enjoy bringing spirit and joy to those around me.
What is the inspiration behind your most recent project?
I had already recorded the original and since my EP is an ode to 90s gospel, I thought a remix was necessary. I love the sounds of the diaspora and so the Caribbean was where we landed and decided to give the people a message about Jesus while they shimmy their shoulders. The message of the song is to share with others how the love of Jesus transformed my life. We are who He has made us to be. You only find and understand your true identity when you seek Him for revelation.
Why do you feel it’s important for you to spread a positive message through your music?
There are so many different messages out there but never enough songs that uplift you and encourage you to keep going. It is important to me to give not just adults but youth something to listen to that will stick with them later in life. They may not understand the message now, but when they become young adults, they will start to understand. Positive music is like a gift that keeps on giving.
How do you balance music, and advocacy and still maintain personal and self-care time?
It takes strategic planning. I schedule monthly massages and am not afraid to tell people no. Sometimes it requires me to shut down my phone and go be with friends so that I can get my cup filled. I go to therapy and use a Christian meditation app called Abide which really helps me to manage my anxiety and even sleep at night. So I am very intentional about my time.
What would you like our readers to gain from this interview?
I want people to know that God isn’t an ancient idea nor is He a genie in the sky. I want others to see how Jesus has been there for me and hope that they find solace in Him as I did.
How can people connect with you?
They can follow me @chestonthegreen on all socials.
Photo Credits: Cheston Green