THE BIG 5 NFT
The African continent is filled with many talented artists and art collectors. Many of these talented artists do not have the opportunity to show their talents to the world due to their art only being seen by the people closest to them. Through NFTs, these individuals are able to show their art pieces to NFT communities around the world.
The Big 5 Collection, powered by African NFT, gives African artists access to the global NFT market, where their voices can be heard and their talents are seen. The African NFT Big 5 Collection represents the animals of the Big 5 through unique, artistic expression, to embody the essence of Africa, its creativity, and its innovation. 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 Roadmap
As an African-based start-up 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 Big 5. A group of animals that epitomise Africa; its beauty, its strength, its grace, its power, its magnificence. The African NFT Big 5 Collection represents the animals of the Big 5 through unique, artistic expression, to embody the essence of Africa, its creativity, and its innovation. The lion, the rhino, the elephant, the buffalo and the leopard are all depicted in different ways with unique African names, to emphasise each animal’s exceptional charm through unique artistic lenses. The images range from fun and vibrant, to minimal and simplistic.
Our lead designer, Katherine Hunter, has created 50 NFTs with a wide range of styles to accommodate NFT collectors with different tastes and preferences. The collection has a total of 100 NFTs ensuring an exclusive, authentic and original African NFT Collection. Several artists from various African countries have joined the collection to show what the Big 5 means to them through this unique opportunity. The Big 5 NFTs will be minted on the Solana blockchain. Once minted, the NFTs will be made available on a secondary marketplace (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. All African NFT holders will automatically be whitelisted for future projects. African NFT holders will gain access to an exclusive Telegram group where they can engage with a community of like-minded African Art and NFT enthusiasts.
African NFT strives to uplift the African continent and its blockchain community to ensure the continent remains competitive in the industry. The company will continue to analyse the market and identify ideal opportunities for individuals to showcase their talent to the world. Collaboration and Investment opportunities are a glimpse of the plans the company has to expand and grow its network for itself and its stakeholders. This is just the beginning.
The monochrome palette of the Noir version of the buffalo NFT is a melancholic yet magical illustration of this awe-inspiring animal.
This rendition of the rhino NFT is the essence of reminiscence. It is a solemn reminder of the vulnerability of this beautiful creature and that it may fade out of existence if we do not protect it, which is the mission that this NFT embodies.
The elephant is the epitome of old-timey, with his wisdom and his wrinkled skin, so this rendition of the elephant NFT is the ideal depiction of the timeless creature.
The elephant’s grey colour is emphasised in this depiction. It is evocative of the dry yet tough skin that acts as the elephant’s shield from the elements.
The add-on effect of the Collage version of the rhino NFT is an unconventional yet inventive re-imagining of the rhino’s textured skin and its singular appearance.
The leopard emanates sentimentality in this rendition of the leopard NFT. It is a representation of the animal in its purest and most empathetic form.
The colours and composition of the Abstract version of the leopard NFT conceive an eccentric and electric artwork that speaks to the sheer mystery and charm of the leopard.
The Silhouette version of the Leopard NFT heightens the unique pattern of the spots on its coat, as its weapon of disguise in the art of the chase.
The Pixel version of the elephant NFT is a tribute to all the iconic features of the elephants; its tusks, its ears, and its trunk. It is a playful twist to the monumental image of the African elephant.
Summer vacation started as soon as the buffalo sported his sultry shades in the Summer Vibes version of the buffalo NFT, looking bright and lively.
The rendition of the lion NFT is wistful and emotional, with the animal staring deep into your soul with its piercing eyes. It is a piece of profound complexity and empathy.
The King of the Savannah is honoured with detail, delicate linework, and bold golden hues in this rendition of the lion NFT.
Perhaps the most underrated animal of the Big 5, but not to be underestimated. The African buffalo is portrayed as a respected and admired animal in this rendition.
This rendition of the buffalo NFT clearly emboldens the shape of the animal, its astonishing horns, and its gentle face.
The Psychedelic version of the lion NFT is a fun and vibrant twist to the King of the Savannah, with a flowing mane in funky colours!
To be depicted as a king with his crown is befitting for the powerful yet gentle rhino. He is truly a noble member of African wildlife, as represented by the King version.
The colourful embrace of the Buffalo is truly depicted in this illustration.
The Retro version of the elephant NFT displays the raw beauty of this truly amazing beast.
The lion certainly appears extra-terrestrial and energised in the Space version of the lion NFT, with the brightness of the animal exuberant against the depths of space in the background.
As bizarre as the elephant may be with its long trunk and protruding tusks, this rendition of the elephant NFT encapsulates these features in a surreal and hypnotic way.
Charity supported from the Collection
The International Rhino Foundation is a charity focused on the conservation of the five species of rhinoceros: the White Rhinoceros and Black Rhinoceros in Africa; the Indian Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Rhinoceros in Asia. The main focus of the IRF can be summed up in the following points:
- To protect Rhinos in the wild
- To restore the wildlife habitat
- To partner with local communities in conservation
- Conservation breeding
- To reduce the demand for Rhino horns
- To support scientific solutions for Rhino conservation
We are proud to work with the IRF and help them financially from the proceeds of this collection. 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.