DASIA Muir said she had no intentions of becoming a recording artiste. However, all of that changed in 2008 when she was offered an opportunity by deejay Vybz Kartel to be part of a track he was working on.

She recalled that meeting which took place at his recording studio in Havendale, St Andrew.

“I lived on the same compound that the studio was, so that’s how we met. One night he told he wanted a female to do a part on his single Completely. When he played the track I began humming a line. He was impressed and told me that I was the one going to do that part. I was like ‘Yuh mussi mad! Me nah do that’,” she told the Jamaica Observer.

Muir had a change of heart and the next day she, along with Kartel, recorded the Stephen McGregor-produced Completely. The 2008 track ushered the career of ‘Gaza Hindu’.

Other Kartel collaborations followed and include Know Bout, Me and Virginity.

Muir’s career, however, went downhill after the deejay was arrested in 2010. Now a year since his life sentence conviction for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, Muir said she only has pleasant memories of her mentor.

“While other persons in the ‘Gaza Camp’ may say they have had bad experiences with him, I can’t say the same as we have never had a disagreement. His reasonings with me were always motivational, and as a ‘ghetto girl’ who didn’t see a way out, he helped me to launch a career,” Muir, 30, told Observer.

After a five-year hiatus, she recently returned to the studio in February and recorded Loyalty Over Royalty.

“I am back with full speed. I took a break and spent a few years abroad, and even got myself a pair of twins. But now, I have relaunched my career and I am hoping to widen my fan base. I really want my music to reach regions that I haven’t touched in the past,” she said.