Nas has always been vocal in his love for Africa and his desire to bring more awareness to the continent.
The Illmatic rapper has often referred to the continent in his music and his films and now it appears as though real life is imitating art. According to reports, the 48-year-old has partnered with Andreessen Horowitz, Google, and Riot Games to invest $20 million in an African mobile games publisher called Carry1st. This marks the first time ever that the Andressen Horowitz capital firm has financially backed an African headquartered company.
In a 2021 study conducted by Carry1st, the company predicted an increase in the number of gamers in sub-Saharan Africa by 275 percent over the next decade. If that prediction holds true, the investment made by Nas could prove to be quite lucrative in the future.