LONDON, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, announced that LondonNew York-based Nigerian artist-musician, NISSI OGULU, will release “Jigsaw Tribe”. The exclusive NFT For Good collection will be available on the Binance NFT Marketplace in collaboration with Binance Charity on May 30, 2022.
The digital art series presents a collection of unique pieces exploring the musical heritage of Africa through ancient but animated instruments, “Jigsaw Tribe”. He explores the different facets of life and music, each represented as a puzzle piece.
“What excites me is that African music and culture is finally getting the fame and success it so deserves as an integral part of global music and creativity. So the collection is my artistic vision of the continent’s vibrant musical tradition and all-rounding creative brilliance to the world, this time in a lively way”, said Nissi.
This NFT collection includes varying levels of rarity and price, value-added utilities include invitations to live events and art exhibits to concessions on signed and printed digital artwork and whitelisting privileges for future NFT releases.
This is the latest collaboration for Binance Charity’s NFT For Good campaign, an initiative that empowers world-renowned creators to convert their art and creativity into meaningful global action targeting social and humanitarian issues. As part of this, a percentage of the profits will go to The Reach, an initiative of the Ogulu family which provides 6,000 meals a month to disadvantaged people in Nigeria as well as other ad hoc community initiatives.
“Binance Charity’s NFT for Good initiative connects creators, their art, and their cause. Jigsaw Tribe is another exciting example of this and it’s wonderful to see the series merge tradition and technology. Having spent many years working in Africa, the region, the people and their culture hold a special place in my heart. I am delighted that we can collaborate with Nissi in a tribute to his legacy,” mentioned Helene HaiExecutive Vice President of Binance and Head of Binance Charity.
Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeriain a very creative family, Nissi’s older brother is Burna Boy (nicknamed ‘the African giant’) and his grandfather is Benson Idonije who was an afrobeat legend and At Fela Kuti administrator.
As an artist, Nissi has worked with a variety of mediums but has found her niche in the world of fine art with her unconventional, contemporary painting style and innovative art design. She has further expanded her deep involvement in the digital realm with her founding of Creele Animation Studios, which creates black and African content with storytelling through animation, music, metaverse and games.
To participate in this charity auction in support of Binance Charity, traders must open a cryptocurrency account at binance.com and bid for the artwork at https://www.binance.com/en/nft Between May 30, 2022 (12:00 p.m. CAT) and ends on June 20, 2022 (12:00 p.m. CAT).