Empowering Artists Across Africa

As an African-based startup company, African NFT strives to create the perfect online platform for African artists within the new sphere of NFTs. We provide them with an opportunity where they can showcase their talents, express what Africa means to them through their art and have access to a global NFT marketplace. Seeing Africa and the world of blockchain art collide is what lit the spark for the creation of African NFT.

 

The African NFT Platform gives African artists access to the global NFT market, where their voices can be heard and their talents are seen. The NFT space has provided Africa with the opportunity to integrate its magnificent beauty, with the exciting future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We hope to capture the beauty of Africa in each of the NFTs we produce and that our community shares in the excitement of African culture and art.

African NFT's Mission

African NFT aims to stay ahead of the curve and uplift African art and artists in the form of NFTs. African NFT plans to do this by providing African artists with a platform on which they can gain exposure and promote their art to a global network of NFT enthusiasts. African NFT strives to give African artists, who have achieved great milestones in their real-life careers, an opportunity in a new, rapidly-growing digital world. Along with our community-driven project, we give back to organisations in need of financial assistance. By supporting Charities, African NFT aims to express its gratitude for the work that these organisations do and give back accordingly. We not only hope to elevate African artists onto the global art stage but also to empower African communities and help provide opportunities to further growth in African arts.

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Why choose African NFT?

African NFT is a privately registered company which strives to give opportunities to talented African artists in the NFT space who have not had the privilege of showcasing their talent on a global scale before to a community that does not encounter authentic African art often.

 

This business model ensures that enthusiasts interact with a company that is sustainable due to

 

  1. The vast amount of talented African artists who want to showcase their art to NFT enthusiasts and collectors all around the world and;

  2. The number of charities that can benefit from this continuous donation structure. For the first African NFT project, the Big 5 collection, the company will work closely with the International Rhino Foundation (IRF). This is the ideal opportunity for individuals that seek to buy an exclusive NFT that helps charities and undiscovered African artists to make their dream a reality.

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Charities

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International Rhino Foundation

African NFT is proud to work with the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), which is an international non-profit organisation that works towards the protection of 5 different endangered Rhino species around the world, and in Africa specifically, by monitoring rhinos as well as restoring their habitats.

 

The IRF’s goal is to see a world where rhinos can thrive in the wild, without a threat to their existence. As one of the animals in the Big 5, the rhino is an iconic and majestic creature that symbolises calm prowess. It is only fitting that we not only honour this incredible animal through the African NFT artwork, but that we also contribute towards its protection, by donating a portion of our profits to the IRF. Of every Big 5 NFT sold, we donate 10% to the IRF to provide them with the financial assistance they need to carry out operations related to protecting the Rhino. 

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The Team

Introducing the Faces of African NFT. These individuals work day and night to ensure consistency is represented in every aspect of our mission. From the beginning, we want to make it clear to the public who we are and what we bring to the table. The team consists of individuals from several backgrounds to form a truly unique approach to the industry.

 
Jesko Hoffmann

Jesko Hoffmann

Co-Founder & Chairman

Tanja Berger

Tanja Berger

Social Coordinator

Mitchell Gatsi

Mitchell Gatsi

Artist

Ryan de Wee

Ryan de Wee

Artist

Petrus Amuthenu

Petrus Amuthenu

Artist

James Hango

James Hango

Artist

Tristan Bell

Tristan Bell

Co-Founder & CEO

Bernard Wiesner

Bernard Wiesner

Web Developer

Thabani Makanza

Thabani Makanza

Content Creator Specialist

Emma Marshall

Emma Marshall

Artist

Frans Uunona

Frans Uunona

Artist

Katherine Hunter

Katherine Hunter

Creative Director & Artist

Frans Nambinga

Frans Nambinga

Artist

Homateni Ilovu

Homateni Ilovu

Artist

Eryn Groenewald

Eryn Groenewald

Artist

Tity Tshilumba

Tity Tshilumba

Artist

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The African NFT Roadmap
 

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It all began with African NFT identifying problems in the African art community. Why are African artists not given the exposure on digital platforms? Why are NFT brands not committed to making regular donations to charities who need financial support? So many people buy NFTs that lose value over time in their wallets due to a lack of demand, could this be due to the art pieces being unoriginal?

The company decided it was time to address these issues by giving African artists a chance to express themselves on digital marketplaces in the form of NFTs. At the same time, each art piece sold can help a charity with a significant donation to ensure that the charity can carry out its efforts with financial assistance. On top of all of this, NFT collectors are ensured exclusive, authentic and original artworks.

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The first project, the Big 5 collection, consists of 11 artists expressing their African pride through creative animal NFTs. Each artist has created a minimum of 5 art pieces expressing themselves through the Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Our lead designer, Katherine Hunter, has created 50 NFTs with a wide range of styles to accommodate for NFT collectors with different tastes and preferences. The collection has a total of 100 NFTs ensuring an exclusive, authentic and original African NFT Collection.

The Big 5 NFTs will be minted on the Solana blockchain. The official minting site will be made available on our social media pages. Users will also be able to access the minting directly from africannft.art. Once minted, the NFTs will be made available on a secondary marketplace such as Magic Eden.

The African NFT team is in the process of establishing a promotional site to give an even wider exposure to African NFT enthusiasts, cryptocurrencies and companies. African NFT holders will benefit greatly on the promotional site so grab yours once they become available. This is just the beginning.

Drop your email at the bottom the home page and follow all of our social media pages for the latest information and opportunities around African NFT!

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