Top UK based Disc Jockey; Manny Norte is expected in Ghana for the Hennessy Artistry DJ Club Tour 2014, a year after rocking the capital with the 2013 edition.
2014 has been an exciting year for Hennessy. In October, their partnership with events giants, Empire Entertainment saw the art of blending international and local African musician talents for the Hennessy Artistry 2014.
In 2013, the first ever DJ Club Tour with Manny Norte was to actually launch the first Hennessy Campaign in Ghana. The Tour which launched in December 2013 saw DJ Manny Norte visit 8 clubs in the capital in a week.
According to Marketing Manager of Imexco Ghana Limited, Esther Yap, sponsors of the tour, DJ Norte’s sterling performance generated good responses from the club patrons as well as the owners and are looking forward to making it an annual event.
The Hennessy Club tour is also aimed at attracting an array of customers to some prestigious venues and hangouts in Accra as a means of promoting Hennessy Artistry as a trendy brand.
The tour officially kicks off at the Bedouin Lounge on Wednesday, December 24. The train makes a stopover two days later at the Shisha Lounge at Osu on Friday, December 26.
Norté wraps up his tour on Saturday, December 27 at Shaka Zulu at Dzorwulu.
A distinguished DJ, presenter and music producer, he is one of the most long-standing and respected figures in the UK Hip Hop, R&B and club scene, Manny has become known as the “name you can trust” and deservedly so.
Born and raised in West London, Manny started out as a dancer. He used to dance in music videos, college fashion shows and was a regular in battles. It was being a member of a dance crew that Manny developed his taste for music: buying records, practising mixing and creating mix-tapes.
Watching and learning from established DJs, in the early 90s, he became involved in a London movement of DJs, artists and friends called “Rotation”. Running events across the capital, by 1994 they had developed a weekly club night in the heart of West London at “Subterrania”
As a DJ Manny has gone on to perform at practically every top club in the UK, including Fresh n Funky, Smoov at Ministry of Sound, Tipsy in Glasgow, Love Dough in Newcastle, Milk and Hip City in Belfast. His services to the UK club scene have won him a MOBO award for Best UK Club DJ in 2004/05, not to mention multiple nominations and accolades.
Manny is regularly called upon by huge names, such as Jay Z, Beyonce and Rihanna as their DJ of choice when in the UK, he’s played at every notable British event including album launches, the BRITS after -party and Naomi Campbell’s Fashion Relief party.
up tours with US artists such as Nas and Nelly, Manny’s work has taken him to countries such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Geneva, Russia, Kenya, Barcelona, Poland and Greece to name but a few. He was recently invited to be the resident DJ at the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain.
Manny has also made a name for himself on the radio.
Following four years as resident DJ / Presenter at BBC 1xtra Manny was also on the Kiss network taking control of the popular Friday night mix show, signalling the start of the weekend from midnight till 2am every week.
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