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In the Paint: Nairobi

In April 2023, Hennessy unveiled the Camp Toyoyo Jericho basketball court, now revitalized in the spirit of the NBA thanks to a vibrant collaboration with the artist Kevin Esendi, aka Bankslave.

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One of Kenya's most prominent graffiti artists, Kevin Esendi ("Bankslave") is renowned for using his art as a catalyst for social change. For this Hennessy x NBA "In the Paint" project, he focused on meaningful symbols and bold color.

Hennessy x NBA in the Paint Kenya

At the unveiling, guests were entertained by a fashion show in partnership with the local style and culture curators 2 Many Siblings and the designer Jimmy Truth of the sustainable streetwear brand Seasaw — a fitting tribute to Hennessy's 'Never Stop Never Settle' ethos.

The Jericho Basketball Court

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A meaningful design

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Three voices unite

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Court culture

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Hennessy x NBA spirit

A dynamic blend of urban culture, national pride, the energy of the NBA and Hennessy’s heritage, the new court’s motif is based on a colorful, stylized reinterpretation of the shield on the Kenyan flag, anchored by a rendering of the Maison's emblematic bras armé. A bold palette of primary colors complemented by earthy greens pays homage to a traditional garment known as the Khanga, while sweeping lines capture the movement of the game.

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