Vanjess is a Nigerian music duo which comprises of two sisters, Ivana Nwokike (born on December 20, 1991) and Jessica Nwokike (born on April 23, 1993). Vanjess are well known for their debut album “Silk Canvas”. Their music style is a blend of contemporary R&B with feel good vibes.
Early Life & Background
Vanjess are not twins; they are two sisters, Ivana Nwokike born on December 20, 1991 and Jessica Nwokike born on April 23, 1993.
They are born in Lagos state, Nigeria and from the Igbo tribe. The duo are based in California.
They spent most of their childhood in Nigeria before moving to La Palma with their mother.
Both Ivana and Jessica went to a performing arts elementary school.
Vanjess started their career uploading cover songs on YouTube.
They have been able to develop their passion with musical influences from the likes of TLC, Kaytranada, Janet Jackson, Xscape and so on.
They came through professionally in 2011 after recording in the studio for the first time.
Both Ivana and Jessica came to limelight after doing cover songs for Drake’s “Headlines”.
Another of their popular cover song is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”.
They got signed to the RCA joint venture label Keep Cool.
They dropped their debut EP “00 till Escape” in 2015.
They released their debut album “Silk Canvas” in 2018. They released 5 singles off the album; Addicted, Touch the floor, Control Me, Through Enough and Easy. The album also boast of collaboration from the likes of Lil Simz, Masego, Leikeli47, Berhana, and Goldlink.
They have been named by Vogue as two of the women shaping the face of modern music.
Vanjess is a Nigerian music duo with an estimated net worth of $400,000.