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A Nigerian virtual fashion house goes “meta”

A Nigerian virtual fashion house goes “meta”

GABRIELLA OPARA, BIRD STORY AGENCY AFTER receiving a US$40,000 grant in 2021 from Epic Games, a US video game and software development company, Thrill Digital launched Astra. This "metaverse", which includes fashion, gaming and crypto-currency to create a virtual world, is helping to set the pace for the metaverse in Africa. But it didn't start out this way. Thrill Digital was created by Nigerian fashionista Alexander ‘Delz’ Erinle in 2020 as a fallback plan in the post-Covid-19 pandemic era. Then, the metaverse exploded - and the impact was felt in Africa, as elsewhere. He and co-founders Niyi Okeowo and Luke…
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FASHION: A Nigerian virtual fashion house goes “meta”

FASHION: A Nigerian virtual fashion house goes “meta”

GABRIELLA OPARA, BIRD STORY AGENCY AFTER receiving a US$40,000 grant in 2021 from Epic Games, a US video game and software development company, Thrill Digital launched Astra. This "metaverse", which includes fashion, gaming and crypto-currency to create a virtual world, is helping to set the pace for the metaverse in Africa. But it didn't start out this way. Thrill Digital was created by Nigerian fashionista Alexander ‘Delz’ Erinle in 2020 as a fallback plan in the post-Covid-19 pandemic era. Then, the metaverse exploded - and the impact was felt in Africa, as elsewhere. He and co-founders Niyi Okeowo and Luke…
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