Getting to 100 years is no mean feat, and it is even less so for a business in a country like Nigeria with its unique economic landscape. It is no surprise then that Hennessy threw a party to mark the occasion of its 100th Nigerian birthday.
The carefully curated event took place on the 11th of June 2021 at the Balmoral Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. Hosted by renowned comedian and MC, Basketmouth, it was attended by trade Partners from across the country, HNI’s & a host of local celebrities like Vector, MI, Mayorkun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Kemi Adetiba, and Ramsey Nouah.
Speaking virtually at the event, President Maison Hennessy, Laurent Boillot, officially opened the festivities with the following remark: “We always say that Hennessy is at ease in the world, and no more true is this than in Nigeria. The Maison Hennessy and I are pleased to be celebrating this platinum jubilee of Hennessy’s presence in Nigeria.”
The top activity of the night was the auction of 5 (out of 100) uniquely numbered limited-edition Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège 100th year anniversary Jeroboam (3L) bottles. Each of these bottles was numbered 1 to 5 and were specially autographed by Maurice Hennessy.
The bottle, designed in national colours and crafted by Maison Hennessy to commemorate this unique milestone, is a true collector’s item. The successful auction raised over 5 million naira with all proceeds donated to GIVO Solutions, a circular economy company that offers end-end recycling solutions using IoT enabled devices to collect recyclable material directly from individuals/families/businesses and process these materials into consumer and industrial goods.
Catering was provided by Chef Daniel Olurin with drinks from Hennessy. Guests were entertained by the nostalgic and sonorous sounds of vocalist, Ego.
The glamourous night wrapped up with a toast anchored by Oluwole Awoleke, Marketing Manager Moet Hennessy Nigeria, celebrating Hennessy’s centenary in Nigeria and looking forward to the next hundred years. Guests toasted with Hennessy Paradis, a rare cognac from the Maison’s ultra-prestige collection, the jewel of the Hennessy collection and a fitting choice for such a rare milestone.
The Hennessy 100th year anniversary Limited-Edition V.S.O.P Privilège bottle is now available in stores nationwide.
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