Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, is rapidly gaining momentum as plans unfold for the space to showcase African creativity and connect Africa to the global digital economy. Last weekend, 149 plots of Ubuntuland virtual land sold out in less than eight minutes when they went on sale.
A flash sale took place on Opensea with a limited volume of individual plots available for $149 each, to satisfy growing interest in the platform and allow virtual landowners to start developing their real estate. New single-plot landowners join MTN, Africa’s largest multinational mobile telecommunications company, and M&C Saatchi Abel, which entered the metaverse as the first South African agency to do so. Other brand villages will be announced soon.
There will only ever be 204,642 plots of land available, made up of villages of varying sizes in various community centers. Land is positioned and priced according to a tiered value system, based on the size and area of the village.
These individual plots are 16 square meters in size, can be built on one floor and can be used to build a small store or a kiosk or a variety of stores to showcase your products and/or services.
Land owners will be able to customize their 3D land spaces, such as hosting shops, producing resources, renting virtual services, and developing games or other applications. Designated spaces will serve the community for work, play and wellness purposes, including state-of-the-art meeting rooms, online therapy rooms (with optional anonymity), concert stages, festival spaces movies, meditation lounges and other dynamic interactive environments. And, there’s more to come, like staking, DAO (decentralized autonomous organization), and chain play to win.
Two art galleries already feature in Africarare, dedicated to showcasing Africa’s prolific creativity. The already open Mila (Swahili for ‘tradition’) gallery will host curated collections by some of Africa’s finest artists, while the Inuka (Swahili for ‘rise’) gallery will feature works by emerging African artists later in 2022. Both galleries will hold various exhibitions on an ongoing basis with artworks being sold as NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
“We are delighted that available land has been swept away so quickly, which shows that there is a massive demand for African virtual land,” said Mic Mann, co-founder and CEO of Africarare. “Africarare will connect Africa to this booming arena of the global economy, drive growth and create multiple new jobs such as digital designers, creators and architects,” he added.
“Virtual earth is a real investment opportunity and early adopters are making forward-thinking decisions,” said Shayne Mann, co-founder of Africarare. “The possibilities for customization and marketing are endless,” he added.
Be sure to join Africarare Discord and social media to be notified of the next public land sale and new announcements.
With Ubuntuland poised to become the biggest talking point in the African digital space, it’s time to own your piece of virtual Africa!