Legacy of Akamara
Long before recorded history, existed an African tale of good and evil, slavery, forbidden love and the battle for spiritual fulfillment. Ijaya, the Series is a fictional story about a group of young people in Akamara, a city in the New Nigeria Republic, who are direct bloodlines of ancient warriors and deities, and how they were given the powers of their ancestors to fight in the epic battle between the Irunmoles of Orun Rere and the fallen Exu and his Irunmoles.
A collection of 1,111 (hand-drawn/synthesized) NFTs, Ijaya’s “I’m Not Romantic” genesis collection, represents the first installment fusing African art, music and culture into a lifestyle brand connecting artists and fans around the world.
Through IRL events, exclusive collaborations with artists and musicians, comic book and merchandise drops, Ijaya celebrates the enduring truths of self-discovery, empowerment, and creative expression that is central to all of us.
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ljaya NFT is an art and music, culture and lifestyle franchise that aims to create a tight-knit community of artists and art fans, accommodating all types of creators, and giving them a platform where their ideas can be shared and brought to life through collaboration. We will do this through a series of art and music drops focused on jaya, the series and the realm of the ljayaverse.
ljaya, the series is a comic book story about contemporary African youth with the powers of ancient deities and warriors. They begin to wield the powers bestowed on them when the biggest threat to the forces of good begin to reawaken, and the bloodlines of some of the strongest forces of good are earth’s only defense against evil. The comic book will be presented to all holders after mint.
“I’m Not Romantic” is the theme of the first NFT project off the liava franchise. It is based on pre-colonial folklore in the ljayaverse. The characters of the “I’m not Romantic” FT are characters from chapter one of the comic, who are all holding a wilted rosebud in remembrance of the protagonist of the lore who was sent away to slavery for falling in love with a white woman.
Ijaya is a title given to the leader of all warriors since the time of the first ljaya – King Jakuta, who transcended and became Chango (Sango). Aare, the lead character in the story is the direct bloodline of Chango and the story follows his journey to reach his full potential and lead his team of warriors to victory in the battle to come.
Akamara is a fictional suburban city located on the western coast of New Nigeria Republic. It is the main plot of the story of ljaya, known for its fast economic growth, modern transportation system, infrastructural. development, industrial facilities. ultramodern educational system, and its lucrative oil palm and cocoa production (world’s largest palm produce and cocoa exports). Akamara has been dubbed the City of the Future by the United Nation.
Only 1,111 “I’m Not Romantic” NFT characters will be minted