Some of the most talented and most promising artistes in Nigeria are about to hit the road for the Hennessy Artistry 2012 club tour. Excitement has reached a fevered pitch as fans who have been eagerly anticipating the club tour have already begun preparations to support their favourite acts.

2face Idibia’s prolific protégé, Dammy Krane, “One in a million” crooner, Solid Star, wave making Flowssick, and fast-rising hit-makers Rayce, Burna Boy, Mo-Eazy, L.O.S, Ms Jaie and Tunde Ednut will come together to set the clubs on fire from this weekend on the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour.

A week after Nigeria’s favorite rappers, M.I and Naeto C, were announced headliners for this year’s Hennessy Artistry project, organizers of the musical platform revealed that the spotlight will also be given to rising acts as the Hennessy Artistry project is not only about established Artistes but also promising musicians.

The talented acts will perform in different clubs across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt starting on Friday, August 31, 2012 which will culminate in a series of VIP events which will see Hennessy Artistry Headliners, M.I and Naeto C perform.

Hennessy Artistry is famed for the debut of impressive artistes like Ice Prince, Bez and Mo’Cheddah. Last year, DavidO, Shank, Black Magic and a host of other acts thrilled fun lovers on the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour. DavidO has since gone on to become one of the most celebrated acts in the Nigerian music scene.

This year, Hennessy Artistry will run a competition which will see a lucky Hennessy consumer win a VIP experience for two at the finale private concert headlined by M.I and Naeto C. To get more information on Hennessy Artistry Club Tour 2012, get exclusive track and video download and more, visit the official Hennessy Nigeria Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hennessynigeria .

Since Hennessy Artistry was first unveiled in Nigeria in 2007, Hennessy Cognac has maintained its position as Nigeria’s and the world’s leading cognac brand. Hennessy Artistry has since evolved from a cocktail-mixing contest between renowned bartenders to a DJ battle, and is now an important platform for experimental collaborations between multi-talented artistes. Previous participating entertainers include Ice Prince, Nneka, Sir Shina Peters, Banky W, Eldee, Tiwa Savage, Jesse Jagz, Bez, Mo’Cheddah among others. Watch the official music video for the Hennessy Artistry 2012 theme song, Bartender here: Bartender - The Official Hennessy Artistry 2012 Music Video

Short Profiles on the Hennessy Artistry 2012 Supporting Acts:

L.O.S – The four-man group comprising of three versatile and talented rappers and a singer (Yung, Bridge, Briss and Tomi) are gradually making a name for themselves as their recent singles, “Bad Guy P” and “On Fire” have gained major airplay and also gotten positive reviews online. These Young, Fresh and Talented artistes are signed to Storm Records and managed by Bankhead entertainment.

Ms Jaie – The “Kilon Poppin” crooner is no stranger to the music industry. After working in the UK and the US as both a singer and a professional songwriter creating songs for people, she is now home to take over the Nigerian industry with her beautiful blend of modern R&B, soul and urban Naija sound. Ms Jaie is also signed to Storm Records and a brand ambassador for Christian Audigier.

Dammy Krane – signed to Hypertek, the same label that houses industry heavyweight, 2Face Idibia has become a favorite in the entertainment scene. With the release of his official debut single, “MY DEAR”, the young artiste has won the hearts of music lovers across the country.

Burna Boy – The Port Harcourt based artist is definitely one to look out for. His debut single "Freedom", was first heard in 2010 and quickly became a much requested track in radio stations and clubs in and outside Port Harcourt. Since then, Burna Boy’s profile has continued to rise as he is referred to as the next big thing in the Nigerian entertainment scene.

Rayce –“Roll” crooner, Rayce took the entertainment industry by storm in 2011 with his unique blend of afro-pop. His hit debut single “Roll” got music lovers dancing on the first week of its release. His new single, “Tested Ok” is another hit single which has put him on the list of artistes to look out for.

Solid Star – Known for a unique voice that sets him apart and keeps one rooted to a spot at first hearing, Solid Star remains a fans’ favourite across the continent. With hit singles like “Skibo”, “Omotena” and “One in a million” featuring 2face, He displays a distinctive blend of reggae, R&B and traditional African music, a factor that sets him apart and makes him an act to watch out for. Solid Star is signed to Achievas Entertainment.

Flowssick – this young artiste took the music scene by surprise with his smash single, “Lowkey”. With the huge success of the debut single, he released a remix of the track which featured Shank, Kay Switch and Ice Prince. He has since then become the ladies man and industry’s favourite. He also recently released a new single, RINGTONE.

Tunde Ednut - A comedian turned musician made a huge impression on the Nigerian music scene with his hit song Catching Cold” which was well received by fans, and got massive airplay on radio stations nationwide. He recently released two hit singles, Catching Cold” featuring Mavin’s Dr SID and Buga Won. He is without doubt one artiste to watch out for.

Mo’Eazy – The young rapper, song writer and producer is signed to Africa’s R&B king, Darey Art Alade’s record label, Soul Muzik and has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry since his very impressive official debut single, “Kosoro”. The Abuja based artiste has collaborated with top bosses in the Nigerian music scene such as 2face Idibia, Modenine and Darey.

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