I started collecting NFTs in October of 2019. Since then I have collected from artists all across the worldDifferent background, different life stories; from a Ukrainian Photographer and Artist, to a Female Iranian Painter, to a Visual Artist in Los Angeles that creates stunning works of artHaving built a diverse collection that reflects my love for creativity and diversity, allows me to give back to my community and to various charitable organizations like care.org, and NSBE
Chibok Girl by Osinachi
In 2014, Boko Haram, an extremist terrorist organization, kidnapped 276 female students in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The sad incident sparked a global outcry, leading to the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Almost seven years after, as many as 112 of the girls are still missing.This moving artwork is a tribute to the girls -- the ones who have been found and the ones who are yet to be found.
One of the earliest pieces I was able to collect; struck me as soon as I saw it. Art can sometimes hit you that way, and this piece by Osinachi, created using Microsoft Word, did it for me. The feeling of the artist’s emotions in this piece, changed my entire view of NFTs.Now, almost 10 years later, women who were kidnapped are still being found. This was not a one-off event. Kidnappings are still persistent, forcing parents to sell their homes for ransom money, Nigeria to make kidnapping punishable by death and children to skip school altogether rather than being kidnapped.