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VanJess

21 528 fans

Artist's Top Tracks

Slow Down VanJess 03:49
Slow Down (feat. Lucky Daye) VanJess, Lucky Daye 03:47
Say Yes TOKiMONSTA, VanJess 03:53
DYSFUNCTIONAL KAYTRANADA, VanJess 04:00
Caught Up (feat. Phony Ppl) VanJess, Phony Ppl 03:01
Control Me VanJess 03:33
Floating Mannywellz, VanJess 04:45
Boo Thang (feat. Devin Morrison) VanJess, Devin Morrison 03:16
Through Enough (feat. GoldLink) VanJess, GoldLink 04:28
High & Dry VanJess 02:38

Latest release

Homegrown (Deluxe)

by VanJess

09/17/2021

847 fans

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Biography

VanJess is an R&B duo comprised of Nigerian-American sisters Ivana Nwokike (born December 20, 1991) and Jessica Nwokike (born April 23, 1993), who spent their childhood years in the Igbo homeland of Nigeria before immigrating to southern California before they were teenagers. When their mother became sick, the siblings turned to music as a coping mechanism, creating their own covers of popular songs and uploading the results to YouTube. VanJess' cover of Drake's "Headlines" became a viral success, prompting the girls to turn their musical hobby into a full-fledged career. Inspired by 1990s R&B acts like Xscape, TLC, and SWV, VanJess recorded a series of singles, collaborations, and remixes — as well as a well-received EP, 2015's 00 Till Escape — before releasing their debut album, Silk Canvas, in 2018. They continued working with other artists, too, scoring a Top 40 hit on Billboard's Dance/Electronic chart with their appearance on Kaytranada's 2019 release "Taste."