Born in Amarillo, Texas and growing up in Waco, Osiris Munir, graduated from G.W. Carver High School at age 16. Her parents waited for her to turn 17 before allowing her to join the US Navy. After spending three years in the Navy stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, Munir began to hang out with people from New York, DC, Virginia, Philadelphia and New Jersey most of them were artist doing military time to make some extra money and travel. Receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, she found herself in Santa Rosa in Northern California where her parents and family had relocated. There, her short stay as Jr. President for the Northern California NAACP left her open for new ideas and new explorations. She became a licensed group home director for a youth focused mental health initiative program at Oliver Group Home and the Santa Rosa Neighborhood Youth Corp. After her contract ended, she applied as an Admissions and Records employee at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. During the day, Munir worked full time at Sonoma, and in the evening, she attended night classes to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts, English and Foreign Languages.
After penning a letter to seven-time Grammy winning producer, vocalist, and arranger, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire about her being a metaphysician, Osiris received a personal invite from the producer to visit the Complex Studios in West Los Angeles. From there, Munir packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles. After meeting Maurice in person, she was introduced to an inner circle that would lead her into the William Morris Talent Agency and Universal Music Group’s /MCA Records.
A former model and dancer Minor began to explore dance and modeling as a career sidebar. She began dancing with R’Wanda Lewis of the Katherine Dunham group, African Jazz and Dance with Kwaku, Lulu Washington of the Lulu Washington Dance Academy in Los Angeles and Jimmy Locust, Locust Dance Academy, and is now a choreographer for Janet Jackson. Munir said that she learned so much about movement from her mother and Aunt who were dance stars in their neighborhood. She talked about the first time that she met Locust. He was an emerging dancer and choreographer back then and taught classes at the 3rd Street Dance Studios for a short time. “When I met Jimmy, he was so petite; I could not believe that his routines were so tight and so infused with energy. I couldn’t help but want to dance. The music and his choreography made me feel like my whole body was on fire. All I could do was move”.
Later, after applying to the Cunningham and Wilhelmina Modeling agency Munir was told by Nina Blanchard who represented Shari Belafonte at the time that there could only be one Shari. In the following year Munir had traveled to Europe. While there, she was hired as a model for a show in Florence, Italy presented by Marie St. Claire magazine featuring the designs of Yves St. Laurent (YSL). Laurent was among the first designers to embrace black models on the runway. He gave Naomi her first French Vogue cover and worked with Iman and Katoucha Niane to name a few. Upon returning to Los Angeles she started modeling for designers, Marrika Nakk, Malibu Sports and award-winning television and costume designer, Marlene Stewart. After exiting the Morris agency and Universal/MCA, Munir became an independent contractor securing her own clients and developing her talents as an entertainment personality, photojournalist and abstract expressionist painter.
In 2002, once again Munir took a huge risk by taking on a double media assignment as a talent /media rep for the Universoul Circus. There she came to understand how radio and television worked together as applied to the performing arts. As she continued to develop her talent as a dancer, Munir increasingly became more and more interested in the field of entertainment and media; working and training with the likes of media greats Pat Tobin and Lilly Lipton of Rogers and Cowan. In addition to her impressive background Munir is a published author and world-renowned metaphysician. Magazines she has written for are Sepia and BFM.