Sister Nancy is one of the first, if not the first, female deejay to get a start on a sound system. Born Ophlin Russell, 41 years ago, Sister Nancy grew up in the Tavern area of Papine in St Andrew. Her entry in the music business dates back to 1977, when she began to deejay on a sound system called Chalice. She worked with numerous sound systems while honing her craft. Among them were Black Star International, Jack Ruby's Hi Power, Stereophonic, Gemini, Virgo, Emperor Faith, Studio 54 and Jah Love Music. Her first hit song came in One Two, which shot its way up local charts in the early 1980s. Other hits which she scored in the 1980s include Money Can't Buy Me Love, Transport Connection and Bam Bam. During the 1990s she also did some work with the Shocking Vibes label. Mumma Is Coming won her the Rockers Award for Best Female DJ; Ram Dance Daughter and Pass The Chalice also came from the Shocking Vibes outlet. Later on she recorded Dung An Puddung for Bobby Digital; and Love Jah Better Every Day for Jammy's.