Kingship is here. The group consisting of BAYC and MAYC collectors is a band that is allegedly supported by grammy award-winning producers, artists, and well-respected founders.
Official Kingship Links
A collection of 5,000 access-enabled Key Cards that unlock the world of KINGSHIP, a supergroup consisting of three rare Bored Apes and a rare Mutant Ape. Membership, in the form of four exclusive Key Cards, provides access to the virtual world and unlocks music, exclusive content, utility, and a token-gated community over time. If nothing but…we think the artwork created by Jack Lanza is brilliant and beautiful. The world of KINGSHIP is located on an island far away from the swamp where the bandmates, Captain, KING, Arnell, and Hud, were born. Four unique Key Cards represent each band member’s unique tower. By collecting all four members’ cards, you gain entry to a floating villa where the magic really happens.
About the Kingship Team
Celine Joshua Founder & Creator
Celine Joshua, the founder of 10:22PM and the creator of KINGSHIP, is a widely recognized music industry leader with a track record of driving revenue and creating entirely new commerce opportunities for recording artists and creators across music releases, social media and Web3.
10:22PM, a joint venture with Universal Music Group (UMG), is redefining content creation and distribution while advancing new forms of storytelling focused on music & entertainment experiences, services, and products that provide value, utility, and fun in the Web3 space.
Additionally, Celine is Executive Vice President of Commercial Innovation & Artist Strategy at UMG, spearheading first-of-their-kind initiatives that leverage new technologies and emerging platforms. Her tech-savvy leadership, global approach, and nimble strategic oversight have propelled artists, and the entire music industry, to new heights.
Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of digital and commercial innovation for the world’s biggest music acts, she has been recognized by Billboard on both their Power 100 list (2018, 2019, 2021) and Women in Music (2016-2021) and by Variety Power of Women (2021). Her innovations have also been highlighted across numerous leading publications, such as The New York Times and Bloomberg. Before joining UMG, Celine led the charge for commerce and monetization across Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Amazon for Sony Music Group and Disney.
Throughout her career, Celine has remained steadfast in her artist-first approach, championing the voices of creators. With KINGSHIP, she is ushering in a whole new category of music products for artists and passionate communities of fans, all powered by the blockchain.
Jimmy McNelis is the founder and CEO of nft42, an innovative tech startup that builds brands focused on virtual goods and the metaverse. As an avid NFT collector and advocate who has been in the blockchain and crypto art space since 2017, he has founded and continues to successfully lead a variety of NFT startups including Avastars, a popular, on-chain digital NFT collectibles profile project that sells computer-generated avatars with a sci-fi, space exploration premise. In addition, McNelis is also the founder and CEO of nameless, a white label NFT minting solution startup for enterprises and brands across the world who want to launch customized NFT collections under their own brand name.
Jimmy has worked with a variety of investors, entrepreneurs and entertainers over the course of his tech career, many of whom have also invested in his various NFT startups. From billionaire and Dallas Mavericks NBA team owner Mark Cuban, to NFL giant Dez Bryant, to rapper Snoop Dogg, tech entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, and talent manager and tech investor Guy Oseary, Jimmy has made it a point to partner with other innovative leaders to bring the imaginative nature of childhood back to an entire generation of adults via NFTs. From raising capital to scaling innovative NFT startups and communities, Jimmy continues to dedicate his time and effort to furthering the ever-growing metaverse for the better.
Jimmy was named as one of the top 50 most influential NFT people by Fortune Magazine, sitting amongst giants like Jay-Z, Mark Cuban, Beeple, and Gary Vaynerchuk, to name a few.
It’s Jimmy’s ultimate goal to enable brands around the world to join in on the NFT fun and be a part of creating the most immersive multi-trillion dollar metaverse that can be imagined.
Jack LANZA creative & animation director
Jack Lanza is the Creative & animation director for KINGSHIP, the co-founder of the Spoiled Banana Society, and the artist and animator extraordinaire bringing Bored Apes to life for some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Before he became the go-to ape animation maestro for the likes of Madonna, Gunna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Collie Buddz, and more, Jack got his start in traditional animation working for Cartoon Network and Disney Junior, and later building and leading teams at Gamesys and Roxor Gaming.
Then in 2021, someone asked him to animate an ape and his life has never been the same.
He recently joined KINGSHIP as the group’s Creative Director and Animator, using his talent and vision to share the group’s story with the world. “I love KINGSHIP, I love the team, I love the band! They’re unique musicians with multifaceted personalities and I can’t wait for fans to meet them,” he says. Other apes of note brought to life by Jack include Timpers, Saint Bayview, Grateful Ape, BoredGentleman, Cameron Moulene,Andrew Sendejo, and Happy Dad, with many more to come. BAYC #7301 for Nolan Martin Art was the first-ever animated Bored Ape and it has been selected at NFT Liverpool by curator Parin Heidari.
Jack also proudly brought to life Celine Joshua’s World of Women NFT.