Camille 'Karamel' Wilson has big plans to trade in her hospital scrubs for a sexier look. The upcoming reggae/dancehall artiste currently works as a registered nurse in the emergency department of a Canadian hospital; a career she says was more of a backup plan than a goal.
"Reggae has a lot of influence in Canada; just knowing that you are of Jamaican heritage will make a producer want to hear your voice on a reggae beat but the entertainment industry was more within arm's length in Jamaica," she told THE STAR.
Karamel's first experience on stage was as a model in her hometown, Darliston, Westmoreland which led her to enter local pageants as far as auditioning to enter Miss Jamaica World. But all that came to a halt when she had to migrate to Canada at the age of seventeen.
She says modelling was not a career her father agreed with and so she soon found herself living on her own, working part-time and going to school.
Jamaican producer, Richie Stephens has taken Karamel under his wing. He said that he was first attracted to her persistence to record music and her independence as a female reggae artiste.
"Females in the industry need that help; it is a male-dominated field and females have a hard time getting their voice heard," Richie Stephens said.
Already this year, the newcomer has released
Mi Like It, collaboration with KipRich produced by Richie Stephens with input from drummer, Kirkle Dove.
"I am working on a lot more music to put out over the next year," Karamel said.
She has been aligning herself with local artistes as well as rappers and reggae musicians in Canada to make the step closer to become a household name as a sexy reggae/dancehall singjay.