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Indonesian student’s selfie NFT collection ‘Ghozali Everyday’ sells for nearly USD 1 million

His name is Ghozali Ghozalo. The Indonesian boy-turned-local star owes his fame to his school project, which is now an NFT collection named Ghozali Everyday.

The collection comprises 933 self-portraits of Ghozalo taken by him between the ages of 18 and 22, from 2017 to 2021.

What is Ghozali Everyday, and how much does it cost?

Who is Ghozali?

Ghozali Ghozalo’s complete name is Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali. He is 22 years old and a computer science student.

On 12 January, three days after releasing his NFTs, Ghozali told people that they can “do anything like flipping or whatever but please don’t abuse my photos or my parents will [be] very disappointed to [sic.] me.”

A school project turned into a money-minting idea

NFT collection Indonesia boy Ghozali Everyday
Image credit: Screenshot from Ghozali Everyday/OpenSea

According to Crypto Briefing, Ghozalo took the pictures for a school video but decided to turn them into NFTs on the OpenSea market earlier this week.

“It’s really a picture of me standing in front of the computer day by day,” describes Ghozalo on the OpenSea profile where the collection is up for sale.

The number of pieces in the collection, Crypto Briefing says, indicate that selfies were not taken every day within the period.

What is the worth of the collection?

The collection was launched on 9 January 2022 at $3 for each picture. The floor price rapidly reached 0.9 ETH (around $3,000) a piece before coming down slightly.

As of 14 January 2022, the collection’s total traded volume on OpenSea stood at 314 ETH, or more than $1 million.

Road to fame

Indonesian celebrity chef Arnold Poernomo also tweeted about the NFT collection.

“Ghozali happened…the year of Gozali,” tweeted Poernomo, while tagging Ghozalo’s Twitter account.

According to Crypto Briefing, Poernomo also noted that he “didn’t just change [Ghozali’s] life” by promoting the collection, but those who bought the tokens made 78,000 percent gains on their investment.

Interestingly, the name of the collection would remind NFT fans of Beepel’s phenomenally popular NFT artwork, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, which was sold in March 2021 for USD 69 million.

Hero and Featured images: Courtesy Ghozali Everyday/OpenSea

Indonesian student’s selfie NFT collection ‘Ghozali Everyday’ sells for nearly USD 1 million

Manas Sen Gupta writes at the intersection of tech, entertainment and history. His works have appeared in publications such as The Statesman, Myanmar Matters, Hindustan Times and News18/ETV. In his spare time, Manas loves studying interactive charts and topographic maps. When not doing either, he prefers reading detective fiction. Spring is his favourite season and he can happily eat a bowl of noodles any time of the day.


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