Wednesday, 15 August 2012


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The video of the year is about to drop!

Hennessy Cognac announced today, that acclaimed Film Maker, Clarence Peters has delivered the music video for 'Bartender', the historic Hennessy Artistry collaboration between Naeto C and M.I - two of Africa's best Hip hop artistes.

The video promises to be very exciting and arguably sets a higher bar for music video-making in Nigeria.  'It's a collage of different set pieces, with emphasis on Hennessy culture, styling and values', says director Clarence Peters. He continues, "Hennessy is a very premium brand, and the headliners – M.I and Naeto C – are also top notch. So we've created something that complements the brand and personalities while making sure it's fun and spontaneous. In the video, everyone just blends and flows, and I'm sure the fans will like the result!".

The video for Bartender premieres on Friday, August 17, 2012 on Trace Urban and on

'I'm so excited; the video is bright and brilliant. It was wonderful watching the artistes come alive with the song on the video set. Their live performances together on the Hennessy Artistry stage will be phenomenal I am sure!', says Tee-Y Mix who produced the song and cameos in the video.

Following the video release, the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour will kick off on August 31, 2012 and will hold in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Joining M.I and Naeto on the Club Tour, will be a group of Nigeria's most promising up and coming artistes.Hennessy Cognac uses the Hennessy Artistry platform to support rising music stars, and in previous years, has given an undeniable edge to artistes like Ice Prince and Tiwa Savage. The final list of selected acts will be revealed to the public next week.

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.

To watch the making of the Hennessy Artistry 2012 music video, here ------>