All hail Laudreyes, Hennessy Artistry vs Class sixth winner
All around the world, Hennessy Artistry, a unique integrated global platform that brings together some of the most talented artists on stage for an eclectic mix of musical talents, through a fusion of music, art, and culture.
From hip-hop to pop, rock or electronic music, these artistic encounters bring out sounds that create engaging parties accessible by invitation only.
This year’s edition of the music event had artistes, industry leaders and the Hennessy Maison celebrated the Hennessy Artistry finale in grand style at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Victoria Island.
The concert was an expression of sounds that shaped the music and entertainment culture for the last decade with a specially curated line-up of artists, DJs and hype men who took atendees on a musical journey.
The night started with the crowning of Laudreyes, a female rap artiste as the winner of the sixth edition of the VS Class competition, after a pulsating hip-hop battle with six other rappers from across the country. Laudreyes is the first female winner of the competition in its new format. She smiled home with cash, plus an opportunity to record two singles with an A-list producer of her choice and a year mentorship with lyrical genius, Vector Tha Viper.
With electrifying performances from legends of the old and new school, DJ Six7even accompanied by Jerry Shaffer anchored performances by Fireboy, Joeboy and Rema, while DJ Jimmy Jatt accompanied by Jimmie the entertainer took the crowd down memory lane, and had guests digging out old dance steps in excitement.
Legendary afro-juju maestro, Sir Shina Peters took to the stage to deliver classics, as Durella reminded fans why he is known as the ‘King of the Zanga’. Yebariba crooner, Sauce Kid’s performance was equally enthralling, as he drove the crowd into a frenzy mode when he was joined on stage by one of the VS Class judges and rapper, Teeto CeeMos, to perform their 2010 hit collaboration, Won Beri.
DJ Factor heightened the guest’s excitement, which was followed up with performances from Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, Mayorkun, Wande Coal and Mr Eazi. There was also a mesmerizing performance of DJ Consequence accompanied by Alatika.
Highpoint of the concert was when the headliners of this year’s Artistry: Falz, Patoranking, and Olamide gave a pulsating performance.
Over the past decade, Hennessy has been a key driver in promoting music; discovering new talent and propagating hip hop culture. From cyphers, Hennessy Artistry VS Class, club tours across the nation, to the launch of a limited edition, it has been an activity-packed decade.