Since her awareness of being related to 2 musical pioneers in the reggae industry, Keith Francis, bass player for the reggae band "Chalice" and Cedric Myton of the roots reggae group "The Congos,". She has received an added drive to pursue her dreams of being a well known public figure.
Despite several challenges, this native warrior princess remains steadfast in attaining her goal of being in the league of the outstanding individuals in Jamaica’s music industry.
It was not all a life of flair for this former hotel manager, who was the victim of an undiagnosed ailment which had her hospitalized for an extended period as a teenager. Her recovery from this predicament was the inspiration for her first song “Everybody Got To Know” & not a remake of the popular church songJ.
In 2012 Chizem once again had a near death experience after being struck by lightning coming from a studio session in the rain. She recalls nothing for awhile, after being struck to the ground. The impact had her on her back with water pouring down on her, numb and unable to move until she felt herself being gently raised to her feet and carried by someone who appeared to know her. She was taken home by this good Samaritan whom no family member happen to had seen, when she made known of her ordeal to her family. She was quickly rushed to the hospital after this was brought to their attention.
Coming face to face with death on more than one occasion has not deterred this strong willed woman. Her determination has so far seen her doing several songs for known producer “Syl Gordon of Cell Block Records”, holding the #1 spot for 6 weeks on a conscious top 10 charts after being on the charts for 22 weeks and being privileged to receive personal advice from the queen of the dancehall “Lady Saw”. Chizz Chizem regards herself not as an artiste but an expressionist & intends on expressing herself in whatsoever way she is so moved.