Djimon Hounsou and Láolú collaborate premium NFT artwork series “time to heal”.

by | Nov 9, 2021 | Art, CSA Celebrates, Culture, Design, Entertainment, Events and Competitions, Hollywood Talent, Media Industry, Tech, The Wire, Trends

  • Djimon Hounsou & visual artist Láolú Senbanjo collab.
  • Binance NFT, Binance Charity & the Djimon Hounsou Foundation
  • Celebrity Services Africa (CSA).
  • How to bid for your NFT.

Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, Hollywood star and humanitarian Djimon Hounsou collaborated with acclaimed, Brooklyn-based performance and visual artist Láolú Senbanjo from Nigeria to create the digital artist series “TIME TO HEAL”. This series consists of five limited edition unique animated portraits and one surprise static portrait minted one thousand times featuring Djimon Hounsou as a canvas, onto which LÁOLÚ applied his famous body art known as the “Sacred Art of the Orí”.

LÁOLÚ painted Yoruba patterns and symbols related to alertness, compassion, and the quest for freedom onto Djimon’s head, right hand, and left shoulder. The result is an external reflection of Djimon’s inner essence as an African warrior of light. As the actor – who famously starred in Steven Spielberg’s slave-revolt movie Amistad – describes it: “I feel this compelling need, this inherent obligation to give back to my continent, to my people, and to champion the idea of reconciliation and reconnection.”

The exclusive artwork series “TIME TO HEAL” will be sold in a premium auction on the Binance NFT Marketplace, between November 10 and 15, 2021.  A percentage of proceeds will be given to the Djimon Hounsou Foundation, a non-profit that aims to reconnect the African Diaspora with the motherland and fight modern-day slavery & human trafficking. This is the most recent collaboration for Binance Charity’s NFT For Good Campaign, which enables creators to convert their art and creativity into meaningful global action targeting social and humanitarian issues. Binance is the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume.

Talent & communications agency: Celebrity Services Africa, who specializes in culturally relevant multi-media opportunities, initiated the “Time To Heal” project, and supported ideation and execution. CSA has a passion for bringing the African story to the world and showcases the diverse and unique talent and creativity Africa has to share. CSA has offices in Cape Town and Los Angeles.

To participate in this charitable auction in support of the Djimon Hounsou Foundation, traders need to open a cryptocurrency account on binance.com and bid for the artwork on https://www.binance.com/en/nft between November 10 (16:00pm UTC) and end on November 15 (03:59am UTC). Trades will be accepted in BNB, the cryptocurrency coin that powers the Binance ecosystem.

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