Announced plans to commercialize Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse
African Metaverse aims to boost the economy and create jobs
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, has opened up to the world and is ready to unleash African creativity and connect Africa to the global digital economy. A recent event held in Johannesburg announced plans to commercialize the 3D virtual reality experience Ubuntulanda virtual world that combines creativity, cryptocurrency and commerce.
First, virtual land is now available for purchase and development through either private sales or public NFT marketplaces MTNAfrica’s largest multinational wireless operator Africarare already joined the space by securing a 12×12 village (144 parcels of virtual real estate) on which to base its visibility. Bernice Samuels, MTN Group Executive, said, “This is an exciting moment for us as we lead companies across the continent to enter the Metaverse market.”
In addition, the one based in Austria World Data Lab (WDL) has acquired a 6×6 village in Ubuntuland where they will expand their presence and connect with other leading organizations. WDL plans to use this collaboration to improve the quality of life for Africans and raise awareness of important issues through virtual initiatives, including developing a data science metaversity, opening a consumer insights hub, and providing metaverse-addressable market statistics and an analysis board.
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There will only ever be 204,642 lots available Ubuntuland, consisting of different village sizes in different community centers. Land will be positioned and priced according to a tiered value system and will be available for purchase in limited lots.
Landowners will be able to customize their 3D land areas, for example by hosting shops, producing resources, renting virtual services or developing games or other applications. Designated spaces will serve the community for work, play, and social experiences, including state-of-the-art meeting rooms, online therapy rooms (with optional anonymity), concert stages, film festival spaces, learning centers, and other dynamic interactive environments. And there is more to come, such as B. Staking, DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) and blockchain play-to-earn gaming.
World-renowned South African artist Norman Catherine has developed a unique collection of avatars for the Metaverse, which will be available as non-fungible tokens (NFT) later this year. The quirky Normandy Tribe is based on the artist’s signature lexicon, which has achieved record prices in galleries around the world.
In addition, an exciting collaboration between Africarare and South African superstar Boitumelo Thulo was announced. Popularly known as Boity, the acclaimed television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman and model is the Boity tribe of 10 000 avatars. These NFTs will be available to fans soon, with a Boity Village currently in development and plans for virtual concerts underway.
The currency in Ubuntuland will be the $UBUNTU token, built on the Ethereum blockchain and available later this year. All in Africarare can be bought, sold or traded with $UBUNTU tokens, including buying, developing, selling or renting land or villages in Ubuntuland and in-world buying digital goods and services.
Two art galleries will be represented Africarare, dedicated to showcasing Africa’s prolific creativity. That Mila The already opened gallery (Swahili for “tradition”) will host curated collections from some of Africa’s leading artists, while the inuka Gallery (Swahili for “rise”) will feature work by emerging African artists. Both galleries hold various exhibitions on an ongoing basis, with artworks being sold as NFTs.
In which Africarare Marketplace, creators and developers can mint and trade in-world assets such as land, avatars, avatar supplements, and other goods and services that are and will be available Ubuntuland. The marketplace focuses on four main areas: Art, Ubuntuland, Avatars & Skins, and Digital Services. Users can also trade on secondary platforms like Opensea and others.
That central hub Land area is reserved Africarare bespoke experiences ranging from arts to education, encompassing experiences such as galleries, live performances, stand-up comedy, video content channels, film festivals, safaris and more.
“Africarare is focused on building and strengthening Africa,” said Mic Mann, co-founder and CEO of Africarare. “Our metaverse will connect Africa to this booming arena of the global economy, boosting growth and creating numerous new jobs such as digital designers, creators and architects,” he explained.
“Apart from the fact that Africa is our home, we do this because we are extremely optimistic about the future of the continent,” said Shayne Mann, co-founder of Africarare. “With Africarare Because it’s built on collaborative partnerships, the commercialization opportunities are endless,” he added.
With Ubuntuland ready to become the biggest talking point in the digital African space, it’s time to own your piece of virtual Africa!
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