Meet the African Digital Art Team

Meet the African Digital Art Team

A driving force of ADA’s mission is to nurture an enabling community of collectives that drive black culture, advocate for black creators, and build sustainable wealth.

L-R: Jibolu (JG), Ngozi, Sarah, Jepchumba, Islindy & Chinedu (COPE) at the first African Digital Art retreat in December 2021

The picture shown above was the first time the African Digital Art (ADA) team met! At the beginning of the weekend, we were mostly strangers introducing ourselves, and by the next day, we could not have been more determined to create a community of people who look like us, are custodians of black culture, and on a mission to empower black creators, collectors, and enthusiast to create an ecosystem for prosperity. Since the retreat in December 2021, the team has doubled to include a larger editorial, operations, and product development teams. We have been looking forward to introducing you to the team that is taking ADA to the next level and building a brand-new economy based on digital ownership and empowering the ADA community.

With a strong foundation of diverse competencies, we are pleased that our stories, passions, and goals are aligned and complementary. The team is on a clear-cut mission to co-create a marketplace and disrupt how black creators of art and culture custodians are funded, represented, and acknowledged. A driving force of ADA’s mission is to nurture an enabling community of collectives that drive black culture, advocate for black creators, and build sustainable wealth.

What’s Next

For the last 12 years, Jepchumba has tirelessly built the African Digital Art collection to be the largest black digital creator community with over 1,000 artists in Africa and around the world. The ADA team is building on the platform’s success by creating a unique cultural marketplace for digital goods, including collectibles, physical art certifications, gaming memorabilia, digital arts, etc., to empower the growing community of artists, collectors, and enthusiasts of African descent. 

ADA through the Nandi marketplace is set to be the number one curated NFT market for black creatives and collectors around the world to sell digital goods on their terms, curate, collaborate, and market ingenious works of art. Through Nandi, we are selecting and funding 1,000 emerging black creators and cultural institutions and curating an NFT market that enables black creators to thrive. 

The team is on a clear-cut mission to co-create a marketplace and disrupt how black creators of art and culture custodians are funded, represented, and acknowledged.

Join the Movement

ADA is scheduled to host a recorded AMA session and a Figma walkthrough of the Nandi marketplace’s front end and present the ecosystem whitepaper. The session would also create an opportunity to discuss the Nandi cowry community NFT contributors.

ADA is also hosting a digital gallery at Africa’s largest tech conference, Africa NXT ART, at its inaugural art pavilion where art and technology converge. NXT.ART provides the world with a look at the present art landscape in Africa and explores tech’s impact on the next iteration of African art while also creating a platform for emerging talent. NXT.ART will be a physical art fair and conversation series, coupled with an immersive digital experience and online NFT commerce space for ADA’s Nandi market first NFT drops.

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