A Look At The Highly Anticipated Hennessy Africa Cypher 2024 

The Hennessy Africa Cypher 2024 is out featuring six prolific African rappers: Kenya’s Khaligraph Jones, Maglera Doe Boy from South Africa, Didi B from Cote d’Ivoire, Young Lunya from Tanzania, Ladipoe from Nigeria, and Sarkodie from Ghana.

Set against a Lagos train station backdrop in Lagos, Nigeria, embodying Hennessy’s adventurous spirit and reflecting its history of bold activations in unique locations, the Hennessy Africa Cypher 2024, is an 8-minute display of distinctive rap styles and ingenious wordplay. Each artist brings a unique style and lyrical mastery to the collaboration.

Artist Highlights

Maglera Doe Boy delivers thought-provoking verses, following the success of his debut project Diaspora in 2022. This year, he also features on K.O’s new single ‘Let Me Cook,’ showcasing his lyrical prowess.

Didi B is the first Francophone artist to feature in the Cypher. Known for his ‘rap ivoire,’ he uses local creole to narrate the experiences of Ivorian youth. His album “Before Olympia” was released in February 2024.

Ladipoe is celebrated for his intricate wordplay and metaphors. His latest track, “Hallelujah,” featuring Rozzz & Morrelo, was released in April 2024.

Sarkodie is Ghana’s most awarded hip-hop artist and reigning Ghana Music Awards Artist of the Decade. He also released his “Championship” Mixtape in May 2024.

Young Lunya is the first hip-hop act from Tanzania signed to Sony Music Entertainment Africa. He captivates audiences with his Kiswahili rap.

Khaligraph Jones contributes his unique style and powerful lyrics to the Cypher, adding to the dynamic collaboration.

Commitment to The Culture

Julie Nollet, Hennessy’s global Chief Marketing Officer, expressed the brand’s commitment to the Cypher, stating, “As proved by this year’s six artists, the Cypher is about more than just music. It’s about poetry, community, inspiration, and creativity, fueling the dreams of those honing their craft. Hennessy has long been close to many forms of music, and it is only natural to celebrate African culture through a genre that embodies progress and open-mindedness.”

Hennessy has played a significant role in promoting hip-hop culture since the genre’s inception in the United States over 50 years ago. The brand has been name-checked in over 4,000 tracks, making it the most mentioned brand in hip-hop history. Songs like ‘Hennessy’ by 2Pac, ‘Hennessy n Buddah’ by Snoop Dogg, and ‘One Dance’ by Drake show the brand’s deep connection to the genre.

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