The stage is set, the plot thickens and the competition gets stiffer, with the forty (40) contestants selected from the live and online auditions across the country, taking the VS Class battle to radio.
Hennessy Artistry VS Class Season V moves to Beat FM 99.9 Lagos, for the next five weeks where the shortlisted undiscovered emcees will go “bar for bar” at each other, until only the bests emerge on top weekly on Thursdays and get closer to earning the bragging rights as the eventual leader of the 2018 VS Class.
With a total of twenty three (23) emcees picked from live auditions in Benin, Abuja, Lagos and seventeen (17) selected from the online entries; the total of 40 contesting rappers would be coming for “blood” and the millions of radio audience expected, are in for a treat.
Last season saw Franklyn Ikemefuna – who goes by the stage name Vader – emerge as Nigeria’s hottest MC, after an intense 6 weeks of battle on radio. This year, five (5) “unscarred” emcees will step up at the end of the 5 week – long radio battle, and to shake things up, the judges who are ace rapper Vector, Jimmie the Hype-man and radio host/Hip-Hop enthusiast Sam Douglas would be on the look out for their wildcard selection of 3 other exceptionally dope contestants from the mix, to make a final list of eight (8), who will engage in the final lyrical warfare to become the number 1 MC in Nigeria!
The rappers will be looking to own the night, when the show airs weekly on Thursday nights from 10pm to Midnight. Vector, Jimmie and Sam Douglas will be joined by guest judges every week from tonight Thursday – August 30th, continuing Hennessy’s fine support and curation of art in Nigeria.
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