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MEET THE ARTISTS OF HENNESSY ARTISTRY 2021

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By Adeniyi Onaara

We can’t wait to hear them in the 2021 Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Nicholas Ihua-Maduenyi, better known as PsychoYP, is a Nigerian trap/hip-hop performer who has amassed a sizable underground hip-hop fan following among new age music fans in Nigeria.

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His rap career began in 2016 with the publication of his “Lost in The Sauce” EP in Abuja, where he was born and bred.

The multi-talented artist’s sound is broad, encompassing trap, rap, grime, R&B, and hip-hop.

As one of Nigeria’s fastest-rising rappers, he appeared on over 34 songs released in 2020, making him the most featured artist in Nigeria.

His sophomore mixtape, “YPSZN2,” was nominated for “Best Rap Album” at the 14th Headies Awards.

His music collection has amassed over 15 million listens across all digital platforms, and his biggest singles include “OGA (remix)” with YCEE, Dremo, and Blaqbonez, and “National Anthem.”

PsychoYP, dubbed the “Fresh Prince of Nigerian Rap,” is shattering limits in Nigeria and beyond as he rises to the top of the new wave of urban music.

We can’t wait to hear him on the 2021 Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @Psychoyp

Alpha Ojini:

Ebuka Alex Ojini-Ntamere who goes by the stage name Alpha Ojini, is a Nigerian musical artiste who wears the many hats of a rapper, producer. and sound engineer.

He released his first studio project “No Silence”, a self-produced 10-track project in 2010.

This was followed in 2011 by another 10-track project “The Road to R.U.S.H”, consisting only of covers of popular songs; he recorded this entire project in a 4-hour session, which is mind-blowing. In 2014.

Alpha released his third body of work, a 6-track self-produced EP titled “My Own Horns: The JazzRap Project”.

In 2019, he released his highly anticipated rap album, “Chvmeleon”, which has gone on to have over 2 million streams on major music platforms across the world.

He has worked with major acts such as MI, Blaqbonez, Hotyce, Oxlade, Ycee, and PsychoYP.

His mentor in the industry is MI and he has close affiliations with rapper, Hotyce and singer, Oxlade. Alpha promises to be cold on this year’s Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @Alpha_ojini

Legendary Styles:

Onwusonye Samuel Ikokwu, also known as Legendary Styles, is a rapper & singer, born and raised in Imo state.

He started music at a very tender age when he used various instruments which he heard on his SEGA game console to sing and rap.

He had recorded several songs but didn’t release any till 2021, when he decided to make music a priority.

His first released track gained huge success, and with that he was determined to take over the music scene introducing a new genre of music “Afro-Drill”.

He demonstrates these talents and diversity in his lead single “Loose Guard (I see, I saw)”, complemented by his catchy dance to go with the song. Legendary Styles stays true to his style in every song by rapping in both English and Igbo.

We certainly can’t wait to see how he brings Afro Drill to the Hennessy Artistry Cypher 2021!

Instagram: @Legendary_styles_

Barrylane:

Ogunlana Oluwasegun Obaro, popularly known by stage name Barrylane, began his rap career at age 12.

He took part in street rap battles with his friends, where he subsequently grew his rap skills. Barrylane burst onto the scene after winning the 2018 Hennessy Artistry VS Class, and attributes most of his success to that.

Now, he gets his inspiration from listening to Kendrick LamarEminem and Kanye West, and their different styles have helped him in discovering his.

We already know that Barrylane brings the fire, and we can’t wait to see him on the 2021 Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @Therealbarrylane

The Cyphers will run over a 3-week period and will air on YouTube @HennessyNigeria every Tuesday from September 21st.

You can also catch the Hennessy Cyphers on Trace Naija, DSTV channel 325.

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