VanJess is a Nigerian contemporary rhythm and blues music duo situated in America. VanJess is the stage name of sisters, Ivana Nwokike and Jessica Nwokike, who got famous after one of their singing recordings became a web sensation on YouTube.
Nigerian R&B Duo
VanJess: History, Photo
Ivana Nwokike • Jessica Nwokike
Ivana Nwokike (born 20 December 1991) • Jessica Nwokike (born 24 April 1993)
State Of Origin:
Singer • Songwriter
The sisters known as Vanjess were born in Lagos, Nigeria. They spent the first eight and ten years of their life in the city before emigrating with their mother to the United States of America.
They were raised in Cerritos, California where they attended elementary, middle and high school.
The duo started performing together in talent shows while still in middle school.
In 2009, the sisters released a video of the song, Lady Gaga on YouTube which has garnered over 5 million views so far.
In 2015, they released their debut EP titled, 00 till Escape. The EP made waves worldwide and charted iTunes top ten for several months.
In 2018, they released their first album called, Silk Canvas. The album received collaborations from artistes such as Berhana, Gold Link, Lil Simz, Mesago and Leikeli47.
The sisters have also used their talent to support causes like the Louder than Words Campaign held in 2012. While in 2013, they performed at Lights Camera Cure dance-a-thon.