Irene Logan (born February 16, 1984) is a Liberian-Ghanaian singer, songwriter, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She and her family moved to Ghana in search of refuge from the First Liberian Civil War. Logan gained recognition after winning the first edition of the Stars of the Future talent show.
Early life and career
Irene Elizabeth Grace Logan was born on February 16, 1984, in Monrovia, Liberia, to Tina Logan, a teacher and Gospel singer, and Thomas Logan, an accountant and musician. Logan lost her father when she was two months old due to an illness; he was 25 years old at the time of his death. She and her mother fled to Accra in search of refuge during the First Liberian Civil War. Logan attended Achimota School in 2003, studying literature, history, and music. She sang in the school’s choir and performed for the school at national events. She was also an executive for the writers and debaters club at her secondary school. Logan studied marketing at Zenith University College, but left after her second year to pursue a career in music.
Logan won the first season of Stars of the Future in 2006. Her debut single “Runaway” became a hit in Ghana. Her follow-up single “Kabila” also gained recognition. She recorded the song “My Mind Dey”, which was used as the soundtrack for the film series Adams Apples. Logan has performed with several artists, including Hugh Masakela, Lagbaja, Jay Z, and Beenie Man, among others.
In recent years, Logan has transitioned to making Gospel music.
Logan met Efya on the Stars of the Future television show. Following the show’s conclusion, the two women formed the music duo, Irene & Jane. The duo released their 2009 collaborative album Unveiled, which included the songs “Baby” and “Heated Up”. They received a nomination at the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards. Logan won Best Female Vocalist at the 2007 Ghana Music Awards, and was nominated for a Kora Award in 2008.
Logan is the CEO and creative director of Tribassa Limited, an African-inspired luxury lifestyle brand. Logan is passionate about giving back to her society, and has volunteered her time to several humanitarian causes. She started the “I am the Future” initiative and partnered with the UNHCR to inspire and assist young men and women in discovering ways to positively impact their communities.
Speaking to Stacy on her Restoration Program, Irene Logan indicated that just 3 months after her birth, her father died.
What made it a very bad year for her mother was that, her brother too died and she stated that the pain was very unbearable for her mother.
Irene Logan further stated that her father loved music whiles her mother was a big gospel musician in Liberia during the time she was born.
She said her mother opted to stay in Ghana because at the time she used to travel to minister and when she once came to Ghana to minister at the Action Chapel.
The general overseer of the Action Chapel, Archbishop Duncan-Williams knew her mother so during the civil unrest in Liberia, he asked that her mother together with her children should be brought to Ghana and that is who they finally settled in Ghana.
Husband and children
Irene Logan is currently single and not dating or in an open relationship for now, she is also not yet married.
The singer also has no kids for now.
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