Hennessy VS Limited Edition by Osa Seven Cognac
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Hennessy Artistry in Nigeria: Celebrating their 10th Anniversary with The Limited Edition VS Cognac designed by Osa Seven
Soon to be unveiled is the Hennessy VS Cognac Limited Edition by Osa Seven, an exciting Nigerian urban artist. Marking the official 10th anniversary of Hennessy Artistry in Nigeria, it celebrates a decade of incredible musical and artist collaborations within Nigeria’s cultural circuit.
The VS Cognac is an iconic blend of around 40 eaux-de-vie from the prestigious cellars at Hennessy Cognac, and has been aged for at least 2 years on average. The bottle has been reinterpreted many times, and has come to represent many different contemporary moments throughout Cognac history.
Osa Okunkpolar, also known as Osa Seven has been selected to reimagine the Hennessy VS Limited Edition in 2019. Acclaimed not only for his works on canvas, but also for his work on walls, shoes, cars and posters, Seven is a name to watch out for.
His heritage and personal culture are central to his artwork, and his talent in graffiti and urban art has gained him considerable recognition. Seven’s multi-disciplinary talents across visual art, dance and music has made him a pivotal figure within the contemporary Nigerian art scene, and he certainly sets an example for innovative self-expression.
He explains himself that when he was younger, many people didn’t believe a graffiti artist could make anything of themselves. However, he paints words that will inspire children to have hope - with words such happiness, joy, collaboration and peace.
Seven is the founder of Socially Africa’s “Art for a Cause” volunteer program, designed to help bolster community engagement and development.
Hennessy Artistry in Nigeria
Hennessy Artistry is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to centre on music events, artistic innovation and taste experiences to celebrate Hennessy’s art of blending with local culture and flavors.
The VS Cognac celebrates the rich diversity of Nigeria with Osa’s vibrant aesthetic, along with a love of local craftsmanship and heritage - just like Hennessy themselves.
Presentation of the bottle
Inspired by the Nigerian community and its vibrant culture, the primary element of this limited edition is exuberant in color. The graffiti-style Pop Art brings oblique patterns,
Nigerian iconography and shapes together, with a “7” logo to represent the artist.
The full-bodied and robust flavors of the VS Cognac make it the ultimate cocktail Cognac. It can also be enjoyed neat and over ice - it is highly versatile.
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About Hennessy Cognac
You may think, that with Hennessy’s ability to innovate and push boundaries, they are a thoroughly ‘modern’ Cognac brand. This is a large part of their immense success and influence. The very French brand based in the Charente region, in fact, dates all the way back to 1765 - to Ireland - but have managed to shapeshift enough times to remain more relevant than ever before - with current Master Blender Renaud Fillioux. Their range of uber-trendy products is ever expanding, and their marketing campaigns all the more captivating. There is no doubt that ‘Henny’ culture is alive and kicking: both Cognac and a fifth of Hennessy are mentioned in what seems like hundreds of songs.
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