Empowering artists, musicians, and collectors on Fibo
Originally announced in December 2021, Fibo (formerly known as Fiborite) is a new Cardano NFT marketplace developed by EMURGO, the official commercial arm and a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain.
Fibo empowers artists, musicians, and collectors, by providing a simple-to-use platform to mint, buy, and sell NFTs.
Playing a powerful role in the Web3 transformation to a decentralized, blockchain-based online environment, NFTs have brought a new paradigm where artists, musicians, and brands can now directly tokenize, own, and transact their creative works via a NFT marketplace utilizing blockchain technology.
As a Cardano NFT marketplace, Fibo leverages Cardano’s third-generation and environmentally-sustainable blockchain that is fast, verifiably secure, and comes with reasonable transaction fees.
With the recent launch of Fibo’s minting features initially for genesis artists, and the minting rollout to all artists and full-feature launch including buying and selling NFTs to come in the near future, we will introduce six unique artists and their collections that will eventually be available to Fibo users in this first part of a five part genesis artists introduction blog series.
A reggae & dancehall artist, traditional African art, and more
1) Wyre - Music producer, reggae & dancehall artist, IRAWMA Award winner
One of the first artists to launch on Fibo is Wyre - a Kenya-based music producer, and reggae & dancehall artist.
Wyre’s NFT drop “The Lion Collection” will be available in the near future on Fibo and is an expression of his musical journey and his 25 years ongoing in the music industry.
“I always strive to be a trendsetter in my music career and that made me want to venture into the NFT space. It's definitely an exciting, new way of speaking artistically while enabling your fans to own a piece of your art. Just like music, NFTs are a very unique way of expressing oneself, telling stories, and passing messages.” - Wyre
2) Osse Greca Sinare - Capturing the natural beauty of Africa
Osse Greca Sinare is a Tanzania-based travel and lifestyle photographer focused on capturing the natural beauty of the African landscape, life, and people.
He is passionate about showcasing the side of Africa that is rarely shown and being a storyteller for his own community.
His NFT drop on Fibo “Lasting Memories” is of an unforgettable Tanzania, displaying the authentic genuine beauty of Africa.
“You really can't plan a special moment. They just catch you off guard. If you're lucky, you might be able to save that moment forever. The vision behind my NFT collection is to show you a magical side of Africa, the Africa they don't show: a journey of colors, landscapes, magical light and moments frozen in time forever.” - Osse Greca Sinare
3) Ngaira Mandara - Humans and beasts of nature peacefully coexist
Based in Tanzania, Africa, Ngaira Mandara is a talented illustrator and painter, inspired by the human connection to nature and our journey to harmonize with the earth, the animals, and the spirits.
Mandara’s unique NFT drop on Fibo entitled “The Warriors and The Beasts” is about humans and beasts of nature coexisting and building kingdoms. Each kingdom is connected with one specific beast where they have learned to create unique technologies, powers, and connections within the ecosystem.
“I intend to expand my collection with stories for each character. Expanding on the kingdoms they come from and how they coexist with each other. I think this will help the audience know that there is a continuation and a story being created based on the characters in this collection.” - Ngaira Mandara
4) Slide Visuals - Art pieces inspired by African futurism
Slide Visuals is a Tanzania-based media production company striving to showcase the beauty of daily life in Africa and their community through art.
Their Fibo NFT drop collection entitled “A chapter in Africa” is an inside look of everyday life in Africa utilizing beautiful imagery.
“We would like to provide prints to anyone who purchases the NFT.” - Slide Visuals
5) Prissyz_artz aka Laurine & Priscilla - Bringing light to dark art pieces
Prissyz_artz (Laurine & Priscilla) is a dedicated, young Tanzanian artist duo with a passion to represent all African young women and also contribute towards children in need.
Prissyz_artz’s Fibo NFT drop collection is named “Glow_In_Space” and will deal with introducing women and African culture into the digital space.
“I love the privilege that NFTs bring to us artists in making our work valuable to the community.” - Prissyz_artz
6) ArtByAbu - African contemporary artist
ArtByAbu is a Tanzanian-American artist based in the US, with his areas of specialty in acrylic paintings, oils, and other creative works.
ArtByAbu’s Fibo NFT drop will be entitled “The visions from the eyes of Africa” and depict African culture through abstract paintings and fine arts work.
“NFTs help me to expand my artistic horizons.” - ArtByAbu
Start Exploring Fibo Genesis Artists’ Cardano NFTs on Fibo
Anyone interested in NFTs can visit Fibo (https://fibo.art) now and start looking at some of the creative NFTs of Fibo’s genesis artists.
As mentioned, Fibo will start to expand its features as part of this phased rollout approach with the full feature launch including buying and selling NFTs to commence soon.
Also, join our Discord community to engage with fellow community members.
To stay up to date with the latest news from Fibo, follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fiboNFT
Please remember to only follow the official accounts above for all official news.
About Yoroi Wallet