Emsany launches an NFT initiative to revive the Dahomey warriors’ heritage
NFT Marketplace, Emsany has announced the launch of its NFT project for the Dahomey community.
By Anna B Kiwanuka
NFT marketplace, Emsany recently unveiled the launch of its Dahomey Initiative as part of its efforts to highlight African heritage through NFTs. It comprises an art competition, a metaverse exhibition, and a series that highlights the female soldiers of the Dahomey kingdom found in Benin, West Africa.
Since the inception of its NFT Marketplace, Emsany is the first of its kind that addresses the needs of afro creators. The NFT marketplace identified the need to commemorate African heritage and therefore leveraged the use of NFTs to solve that issue.
Anas El Arras, Founder and CEO of Emsany said, “With this initiative, Emsany strives to increase recognition of African culture and history and the role of women in shaping the past, the present, and the future of African societies.”
Mikael Naciri, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of Emsany added, “We are delighted to announce that we will dedicate a percentage of proceeds from sales of any Emsany’s Dahomey Initiative-related artwork and NFTs to social initiatives promoting women’s inclusion in Benin, the land that, once upon a time, The Warriors of Dahomey conquered.”
Emsany’s Dahomey Initiative began with the organization of an NFT Art Contest, which encourages the community of African artists to create authentic artwork inspired by the legendary tales of Dahomey Warriors so that everyone continues remembering them as a symbol of femininity and bravery.
The contest is open to the general public and aims to examine the creativity of the artists in relation to the suggested theme. The submissions for Emsany’s Dahomey NFT Art Contest will be judged by a panel of professionals in many artistic disciplines, including crypto-art and fine arts.
Following the competition, the top fifty NFTs created during the art competition will be displayed in Emsany’s Dahomey Metaverse Gallery. The showcase which is set to happen in December, will also highlight how the Metaverse enables organizing art galleries in a distinctive setting with a wide range of possibilities.
In parallel to the contest, Emsany will be holding a series of talks about the impact of female warriors on the development and empowerment of African women, featuring notable guests who will share their success stories with the community.