Hennessey hosts Iyanya, a Nigerian artist in Nairobi

(Last Updated On: 9 February 2024)

Nairobi I Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, hosted an exclusive album listening party featuring renowned Nigerian artist Iyanya at the Black Samurai Lounge in Nairobi.

Iyanya performed his new album ‘Once Up on a Cat,’ which consisted of 13 new songs released on February 2, 2024.

The Kukere hitmaker performed the album in front of a diverse audience, including music enthusiasts, key influencers in the music industry, his close associates, loyal fans, and representatives from the media.

The event served as a unique platform for attendees to engage in a memorable experience and meaningful interactions with the renowned artist. Moreover, guests were treated to the privileged opportunity to immerse themselves in the refined and opulent realm of Hennessy Cognac, enhancing the overall ambience of the event.

Taking centre stage at Black Samurai Lounge, the multi-award-winning singer and songwriter Iyanya mesmerized the audience with his distinctive fusion of Afropop and R&B. With an impressive set list comprising thirteen songs, Iyanya showcased the evolution of his artistry, pointing out the need to uplift young artists in the industry and how he came up with the album name.

“When working on the album, there was the trending topic of Old Cats and New Cats. A friend then tweeted that we would place Iyanya as “Once upon a cat,” that is how my producer and I settled on that name,” said Iyanya.

The lounge’s intimate ambience was the perfect backdrop for an evening of musical revelation, providing his fans with an up-close and personal experience. Beyond the music, the artist engaged intimately with his fans, sharing anecdotes about the inspiration behind each song.

The interactive session allowed fans and attendees to connect on a fun and more profound level with the artist, creating a shared experience. Throughout the evening, the exclusive partnership with Hennessy added a touch of sophistication and luxury.

Guests savored the exquisite notes of Hennessy Cognac, heightening their sensory experience and complementing the rich tapestry of Iyanya’s musical performance.

By Evelyne Wanjeri 

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