Corona Lion Song spreads awareness & hope to Maasai facing COVID-19
Maasai-Led Actions are Critical to Protecting the Maasai
COVID-19 spares no culture. The Maasai face other life challenging factors such as chronic poverty, inadequate health care, illiteracy and a lack of running water in addition to the pandemic. Maasai-led Covid 19 education and music are key to protect them from the pandemic.
The Maasai Utilize PPE, Sanitation Training and the Corona Lion Song to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
The Maasai honor a verbal culture and music and radio are the medium of choice for the Maasai communities. Government health agency information is not conveyed in the the native Maa. Musa Nkonyoyo is a popular Maasai musician and has collaborated on a powerful Maasai song to educate his community on preventive measures for COVID-19 using the symbolism of a lion. Maasai elders use the lion as a metaphor to teach the community: Like Covid-19, the lion is always there, is deadly and strikes when least expected.
Please Support the Maasai
Your generous donations will provide COVID-19 infection prevention through Maasai music, educational training and brochures in Maa language, masks, food relief, handwashing stations and sanitation equipment to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our initial goal is funding 10 villages (5000+ people). Each village will equip 500+ people and they will educate their neighbors. Additional funds raised will go to additional village coverage.
Support Song and Project
$5+ Per Song Download
Supports Maasai Artists
Supports Sanitation Training
Supports Mask Production
Supports Maasai Women Farmers
Supports Sanitation Stations
Supports Radio Play
Support 1 Maasai Family
Family COVID-19 Education
Family Sanitation Training
Provides 10 Maasai Masks
Provides Food for 1 Family for 1 Month
Family Handwashing Station and Soap
Supports Radio Play
Support 500+ Maasai People (1 Village)
Village COVID-19 Education
Village Sanitation Training
Provides 500 Maasai Masks
Provides Food for 50 Families (500+ people) for 1 Month
50 Homes Install Handwashing Stations and Soap
Provides Radio Play 1 Month : Corona Lion Song
After Donating, Download Song
After you donate, please download the song and share with your friends!
Print & Distribute Masks $1,000 donation will allow the Maasai women to sew & distribute reusable PPE Masks to 500 people.
We hire Maasai women to make the masks providing employment.
Sanitation Training & Supplies 1,000 donation will pay for the handwashing supplies and stations, sanitation training & soap for 50 families / 500 People.
We hire Maasai medical professionals to educate the community.
Food Relief Due to COVID-19 and the economic hardships and job loss on top of the drought, the Maasai families are in dire need of food. $1,300 donation Feeds 50 families, 500+ people / 1 month food supply. MCV purchases food from Maasai women farmers.
Logistics Team – Support for Maasai Artists $1,000 donation will be used for the logistics cost of coordination, mobilization, transportation and allowances for staff, sanitation trainers and artists contribution stipends for Maasai singers, dancers, musicians who need support due to COVID19 to support their families while they educate the Maasai on COVID prevention.
COVID Educational Materials $350 donation will provide COVID education print materials such as banners, posters, brochures, campaign t-shirts and all print materials that will be passed out to communities and schools, along with all marketing expenses to spread the message. We hire Maasai owned printing companies.
Radio Play $350 donation will provide radio play on a Maasai radio stations and advertising to spread the awareness on COVID-19 Prevention.
Musa NkonyoyoMaasai Musician Well known Kenya singer and primary composer of the Corona Lion song, has released 3 albums. Learn More…
Morris PleasureComposer, Singer, Producer & Multi-Instrumentalist World-renowned musician and producer for Ray Charles, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, and more. Learn More…
Jimi RandolphAudio Engineer World-renowned musician and producer for Arianna Grande, Earth Wind and Fire, Justin Timberlake as well as TV productions. Learn More…
Michael JamesProject Manager My Chosen Vessels project manager that has been working alongside the Maasai for years. Learn More…
Jessica CensottiMCV President / Founder MCV founder that has been working with the Maasai for over a decade to document and safeguard Maasai culture and implement numerous community-driven humanitarian projects. Learn More…