Osinachi (born Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe) is a digital artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the co-founder of AfrofutureDAO, a platform for African museums to monetize, document and build community with their archives through Web3. The first crypto artist out of Africa, he has been in the NFT space for about six years now, building a bridge between Web3 and the traditional art world. In addition to numerous collaborations with big players in the art world, in 2021 Osinachi became the first African artist to auction five unique NFTs in Europe through Christie’s in a three-way collaboration that also involved 1-54 Art Fair. More recently, he curated Africa Here, an accelerator program that saw to the onboarding of over 70 African-born artists on the NFT marketplace, Makers Place. Six of the artists had their works exhibited at the SCOPE Art Show at Art Basel Miami. The 31-year-old was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans for 2022 by New African Magazine. He is currently engaged in a digital art residency at The Toledo Museum in Toledo, Ohio.
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