Singer and songwriter, Irene Logan put up an incredible performance during the final funeral service for Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, the former president of Ghana.
Backed by the National Symphony Orchestra, she delivered a beautiful version of Andy Williams’ ‘the Impossible Dream’ at the Black Star Square.
Logan wowed the guests present at the Square and those watching at home with her command of the song said to be a favourite of the late president.
Watch performance below.
“My mother is from Liberia and we were part of the refugees that came to Ghana to seek refuge and at the time, Lt Jerry John Rawlings was the President of Ghana and he played a very big role in making sure that we were able to settle into Ghana peacefully,” remarked Logan.
“Because of that decision people like me have been able to have a sound education, been able to grow up in a peaceful environment. His reach goes far and wide. He has affected Africa greatly and we are very humbled and very glad that we got to experience this man.”
Logan was the winner of the 2006 Stars of the Future talent show.
She was a member of music duo ‘Irene and Jane,’ with the singer now known as Efya, the 1st runner up of the competition.
They released songs including ‘Baby,’ and ‘Heated Up.,’ and earned a nomination at the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards.
Logan also won ‘Best Female Vocalist’ at the 2007 Ghana Music Awards, and earned a nomination at the 2008 KORA Awards.
Logan was born in Monrovia, Liberia and later moved to Ghana due to the 1991 civil war in Liberia.
Irene grew up surrounded by a music, her step-dad was a guitarist and singer while her mother was a popular gospel singer in Liberia before moving to Ghana.