Nelson Mandela Family to Release "Mandelaverse" Metaverse Project
The "Mandelaverse" will include four NFT collections and a holographic gala hosted in Los Angeles later this summer
The first NFT collection will include 100 silver and gold tokens, with coins granting access to the "Mandelaverse Gala." The holder of one gold coin will also be eligible for a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, which comes with a private safari.
"My father was a great champion of education and believed it was the most powerful weapon we could use to change the world. Web 3.0 holds the promise of a decentralized, community-driven paradigm shift that will allow a new generation to democratize and restore the power of creators," Princess Zenani Mandela Dlamini said.
Other projects expected to come from the Mandelaverse IP are expected to include works across TV and film, including a documentary about Mandela's legacy and an animated series.
Tidal Wave: Jay Z, Shawn Mendes Manager, Prince Estate Chief Part of $19 Mil NFT Investment That Could Affect Music Biz
Digital Gallery NFT Carnival and Culture Pulse Partner for 'Super Bowl of NFT Excellence' event on February 12 in LA
The three-part event will take place at Prince's former estate
Not Prince's estate estate.
Confirmed Culture Pulse creators for the event include Andy Warhol, Madoko Tagagi, Barbara Kruger, Chase Langford, John 5, Jerrod Maruyama, Lawyer Milloy, Gary Payton, Ed Ruscha, Shag, Bobby Wagner, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelers, Scott Page from Pink Floyd, Mo Bamba, Paolo Banchero & more.
Prince: The Immersive Experience will debut in Chicago on June 9. The exhibition will feature 10 rooms modeled on aspects of Prince lore, including a working reconstruction of Paisley Park's Studio A, a walk-in recreation of the Purple Rain cover art, and "an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince's lighting designer Roy Bennett."
Keepin' it real.