Stunning singing sisters Irene Major and Elsa Major always dreamt of stardom. Like most young girls growing up, they wanted to be like Madonna and Whitney Houston and spent most of their childhood, performing to their family. Irene and Elsa’s parents always encouraged them to follow their dreams and that is exactly what the sisters are doing now.
In their early teens, Irene and Elsa left their native Cameroon and moved to Paris. As Miss Lions Cameroon (1995), Irene quickly found work as a model and eventually went on to star in advertising campaigns for Jaguar, Marks and Spencer, McDonalds and Pretty Polly.
While Irene was enjoying a successful modelling career, Elsa was busy launching her own Vintage Fashion label. During that time, she appeared in high profile television show Temptation Island, in which she starred as a ‘Temptress’. Temptation Island was one of France’s biggest watched entertainment programmes and Elsa became a household name. After experiencing such huge success in France, the sisters embarked on a move to London. Within months of being in the capital, Irene managed to secure a cameo in James Bond film Die Another Day, alongside Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry. She then went on to secure another film cameo, this time working with Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G Da House.
in 2012, Irene and Elsa decided to move beyond the fashion industry and pursue their dream of becoming pop stars.
Fast-forward to the present and the girls debut single, ‘Love Me Boy’ which was released in 2013 and is available to purchase from iTunes.
‘Love Me Boy’ was written by Ivor-Novello winning songwriter Pete Kirtley, who has previously worked with Sugababes, Hear’Say and Kim Wilde amongst others. Irene and Elsa are now hoping to be as successful as their idols but whatever happens, they feel that now is their time to shine.
Since Love Me Boy the girls have released more songs: “Romeo” written by Pete Bellotte and Sylvester Levay, “Birds” written by Irene Major, “Cannes Cannes Cannes” written by Pete “Mix Master” Hammond and Jeff Chegwin, and “Umqombothi – African Heroes” original version composed by Sello “Chicco” Twala and Attie van Wyk and made famous by South Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka, new lyrics in Major’s version written by Irene Major. Even more are available on their YouTube channel.
In 2014, Major participated in the X Factor making it right through to the final 28 at the Six Chair Challenge with Louis Walsh as their mentor. They have an online show “Major Talk” episodes of which can be found on their YouTube channel. Irene and Elsa have been interviewed on many radio and TV shows including BBC and ITV’s This Morning.
The only way is up for Major!