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The Cohort’s reflections on COVID-19

Song ‘Save the World’

As social researcher who believes in using music as a potent tool to communicate my ideas and research outcomes, I did the attached song (audio-video) titled, SAVE THE WORLD as a way of playing my own part in complimenting the effort of state actors in sensitising the populace about the key Infection Prevention and Control measures (IPC) to break the chain of transmissions.

This audio-video which is dedicated to all health care workers on the frontline, is widely played in Sierra Leone during T.V and radio programmes on discussions around Covid-19, this song has been very much useful in spreading the message of regular hand washing, social distancing and a need for a collective effort and global unity if we must succeed in this fight against this deadly monster (Corona Virus).

– Martin –

Human is not an Obnoxious Creature

The World is coming to a halt now,

Seeing the healing nature, I feel, human is a monster somehow.

Whether it is branded clothes or multinational deals, everything is in vain,

However now everybody is longing for peace to obtain.

Standing at the edge of life and death time,

And introspecting at the present moment, finally I realize what is mine.

Let’s take a pledge of protecting our mother nature,

Proving again that human is not an obnoxious creature.


#Social Distancing


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