Nandi Cowry is a set of artistically designed royal & warrior Nandi NFTs designed to revolutionize how Black creators are funded all through the world. By amassing one among every distinctive digital collectibles, dwelling on the carbon damaging Celo blockchain as ERC-721 token you’re a custodian of each the way forward for Black rising expertise and protector of the cultural legacy of African antiquities. Proceeds of the sale of NFTs will fund creator fellowships, returning African artwork antiquities to the group and far more. Every Nandi Cowry is “provably-rare,” as they’re constructed from particular person attributes with various ranges of rarity and base characters hand drawn by renown artist Sindiso R!OT.
We’re pleased to ask your complete African Digital Artwork household to affix the Nandi Cowry NFT group name!
We’re making a name to our group to co-create the Nandi Cowry NFT the place everybody will be capable to submit their attributes for the Nandi Cowry NFT (which means all human pores and skin tones Nandi Cowries) for consideration to be included within the 100 attributes that make up the variations of the Nandi Cowry NFTs.
Meet our design lead for the Nandi Cowry!
Sindiso Nyoni is a Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) born, self developed Graphic artist who has been described as a recent illustrator, activist, street-artist, and multidisciplinary graphic designer.
In 2017, the South African ministry of Finance started a undertaking which, in collaboration with the South African Mint, developed a sequence of coin merchandise which featured themes of freedom, democracy and tradition. So we had been deeply honoured to have Sindiso to spearhead our first assortment of Nandi Cowry Neighborhood Assortment.
Sindiso’s work was handpicked to be one of many six works featured impressed by Jordan Peele’s suspense thriller, GET OUT at The GET OUT Artwork Gallery | GetOutArtGallery.com
Sindiso’s authentic work is hanging and his vivid use of colour contrasted along with his use of shading presents a signature of granularity & element that embody the dichotomy of the Black creator in all of us.
Why are we doing it?
We need to promote variety and fairness via this competitors and provides each member of the African Digital Artwork Collective an equal and truthful likelihood to learn from defining an enduring a part of Black tradition.
That is additionally a possibility to get artistic and construct distinctive backstories for Nandi Cowry NFT attributes that construct upon each other to create cohesive identification past the visible traits.
Lastly, we need to present this undertaking and its co-creators as a lot visibility as doable on social media and doubtlessly additional, if the auctions get the eye of mainstream press.
What’s in it for you?
$5,000 in rewards for 100 attributes. Every contributor of an attribute chosen for inclusion within the Nandi Cowry NFT sequence will obtain a $50 honorarium paid in stablecoin, a Nandi Cowry NFT and bonus $NANDI platform exercise rewards.
That is going to be a possibility for the African Digital Artwork group to obtain direct fee for his or her contribution to the Nandi ecosystem.
That is additionally the perfect approach so that you can begin constructing your model as a creator, if you want to take action.
How can I participate?
We need to know the story of your Nandi Cowry NFT attribute and why you suppose its a essential version characterize the Nandi Cowry tribe. It’s time so that you can write an superior background story!
Submissions are open
We’ll then choose 300 NFT attributes to allow the group to vote in your attribute and its backstory to be chosen for inclusion within the Nandi Cowry NFT design.
Voting will then open and everybody will be capable to vote for the attribute and story that compels them most.
On the finish of the competitors, we’ll crown the chosen Nandi Cowry designers
Components you may customise
- Character Sort (Gender, Residing State, Animal, Alien)
- Hand (finger jewellery & weapon(s) held)
- Hair (colour, size, headgear)
- Nostril (jewellery & expressions)
- Mouth (lip colour, accent, expressions)
- Facial Hair
- Eyes (colour, eyewear, eye expressions)
- Costume (colour, clothes accents)
Nandi Cowry is a mirrored image of the range and wealth world black tradition represents. So your creativeness is the restrict.