Irene Logan and Jane Awindor are a duo representing a new age in Ghanaian music. They are contemporary rhythm and blues and pop singers, with large influences from Western genres.
They are the product of a listening generation that has lived on music by Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, K-Ci and Jojo among others.
Though Irene has lived most of her life in Ghana, she is a Liberian (born to Liberian parents. Her father and brother died when she was really young. Upon moving to Ghana, her mother got married to a Ghanaian.
Irene Logan grew up surrounded by a music, her step-dad a guitarist and singer while her mother sang professionally too. She has her first go at a microphone at 3. At gae 5, she performed at the Natioanl Theatre with the Christian Action Faith Ministry. It was a gospel rock show where they sang ‘People need the Lord’.
By the time she was in Achimota School (before that John Teye Memorial and en route to Zenith College) studying music, literature and history, she was a choir leader. She went on to perform at various places, including weddings, churches, and even Miss Teen Personality 2002. She also won an Opera Singing Competition and a song-writing competition for a Fanta song she composed with some friends. She was part of a group called S-Touch which also featured Salimi Akill, Richie, Ferguson and Selassie Hanson.
Jane was also born in a family of entertainers. Her mother, Adwoa Awindor, is the popular host of the program ‘Greetings from Abroad’. Jane has been singing since she was six. She attended Yaa Asantewaa Secondary School and then moved on to the University of Ghana.
Irene and Jane were discovered through Charterhouse’s Stars of the Future pop contest where Irene emerged the winner and declared Ghana’s International Music Star and Jane who came in third. They have blended their talents and had thrilling experiences working together after spending most of their lives as solo artistes.
Their debut video featuring the hit single, Heat it up, features Nana Tuffour aka NeezBuck (University of Pennsylvania) while their Unveiled album also features Amandzeba Nat Brew, Blu3 (Uganda) and Wutah.
Some of their songs include Odo kai, Baby, Ding dong, Girl power, Don’t wanna be lonely, Don’t give up, Rivers, Always, etc.