Meet the Artistes for the Hennessy 2021 Cypher

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Cyphers are a major feature in the hip-hop industry. It has brought different talented artistes together which resulted in top collaborations around the world. For over a decade, Hennessy has been associated with hip-hop across the world and in Nigeria. Every year it invests in celebrating Nigerian Hip-hop culture through the Hennessy Artistry Cypher. Last year we had appearances from Phlow, Show Dem Camp, Vector, Jesse Jagz, CDQ. This year Hennessy has unveiled more talented artistes.

Laud Reyes

Laud Reyes is a fast-rising rapper, singer, and songwriter from Bayelsa state, Nigeria. She won the 2019 Hennessy Artistry VS Class. Laud Reyes began displaying her ability for music at an extremely young age, and often used summer breaks to work on her craft. She began her career at a young age while participating in different church activities, including music and drama. which influenced her enthusiasm for music. Afterwhich she started rapping in the university with the alias ‘Laud Reyes’ which means royalty in Spanish, a language she speaks fluently. She has worked with various artists like Vector, KingPells, Denle, IC Omoallen, and PapiGunzo. Her songs include Fake which was recorded in 2017 and Applaud the Queen EP.

We are looking forward to seeing her bring the heat on this year’s Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @Laudreyes



Matosan Nelson is a rapper, songwriter, and creative artist. He was crowned the winner of the Hennessy Artistry VS Class Season 7. He started making music professionally at age 14 and quickly became a force to be reckoned with. Inspired by Lil Wayne, his style of rap is fluid & dynamic. When he isn’t making music, he is visually stimulating pieces with his other passion, painting. According to him, painting has taught him patience and has influenced his music-making process. He believes both creative worlds collide because art and music are about creating pictures in your mind that can be seen and felt by people. Matosan aspires to become a global superstar and will be releasing an EP before the end of the year.

This heightens our anticipation for his performance at the Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @Matosan_

Preacher Kingz

Preacher Kingz a.k.a The Beginning of the Future, is an artiste whose artistry comprises of rapping and singing. He was the first runner up at the 2019 Hennessy Artistry VS Class. As an avid social media content creator, he regularly engages his fans with short videos and covers. His influences include J.Cole, Ladipoe, Drake, M.I ,Vector and Kendrick Lamar. His music style combines popular culture and social consciousness. He currently has an E.P out titled Peer pressure which touches on youth experience and the impact of peer pressure.

Preacher Kingz is definitely one to look out for on the Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @preacher_kingz

Escore Gatti

Offiong Asuquo, who goes by the stage name, Escore Gatti was born and bred in the Warri, Delta State. Escore Gatti began his Rap journey at a very young age listening to Eminem, Jay-Z, Vector, M.I, Olamide Phyno, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross. Escore Gatti had his first stint at the 2018 Hennessy Artistry VS Class audition. Undeterred, he returned to Audition for the 2020 Hennessy Artistry VS Class, where he qualified and made it as first runner up. When he is not making music, he enjoys working out, watching sitcoms, and playing video games. His most recent piece of work is a remix of the hit song Whoopty. He plans to release his first official body of work this year which promises us at least 5 tracks.

You can be sure that Escore Gatti is going hard on this year’s Hennessy Artistry Cypher!

Instagram: @Es2dcore




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