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Ashanti, 'The First Black Female Artist To Be A Co-Founder Of A Web3 Company,' To Drop Debut NFT Collection

Day one Ashanti fans can expect a special surprise very soon! On April 2, it marked as the 20th anniversary of the R&B icon’s eponymous debut album. To celebrate the big milestone, Ashanti announced on Instagram that she’ll be releasing her first NFT collection with EQ Exchange. “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since my debut album ‘Ashanti’!!!!!!!! I’m so grateful that yall been rocking with me for over 20 years!!!!! Now I finally get to give you something in return. I’m beyond excited to officially announce that my NFT collection with @EQ.Exchange celebrating 20 years of ‘Ashanti will be available Wednesday, April 6th and I want y’all to have ownership in these new Masters!!! Which re recording should be first???” she wrote in her post’s caption. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti) The NFT collection is set to launch on April 6.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 4, 2022

Ashanti Joins EQ Exchange, Becomes 'The First Black Female Artist To Be A Co-Founder Of A Web3 Company'

As her classic eponymous debut album approaches its 20th anniversary, Ashanti is making history through a new platform. Complex reports that the R&B singer has partnered with EQ Exchange, a woman-owned Web3 platform. Ashanti’s new partnership makes her “the first Black female artist to be a co-founder of a Web3 company.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by EQ Exchange ( “It’s so important to me to get the message out that artists should own their intellectual property,” she shared in a statement, according to Complex. “By empowering myself through new technology, I’m trying to help other women avoid going through the things that I’ve been through. The future belongs to those who take control and make it their own.” EQ Exchange is set to officially launch on March 25. The announcement of Ashanti joining the tech world follows after the reveal in 2021 that she was re-recording her 2002 debut album to regain ownership of her masters. “I have an amazing legal team,...

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 17, 2022