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Excellence in Design Award 2023


2022 GDUSA Award Winner
Winning Streak

Award of Excellence in Design for Mama Africa album art, on Neenah Astrobright paper. With over 3,800+ entries, only the top 10% were selected as winners, including us! Topping 13 consecutive years of award recognition from Graphic Design USA, Jessey Jansen shares her inspiration behind the art.

Voice of Maasai album art combines my artistic skills with my passion for helping others. Sold as limited editions, it is an actionable way for our fans to be the catalyst for budding Maasai talent.

Mama Africa conjures up visuals of bright color, bold patterns, and effortless cool style, but many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. As I try to imagine how Attu perceives the world around her, my design unites two profiles, the famed musician in the publics eye and the visually impaired person when off stage. A courageous young woman, who will no doubt defeat the pressures of industry double standards and vanity with courage and determination. The format is inspired by the nostalgic 12" vinyl record covers, paying homage to keeping the music (the story) alive.


When purchasing this VOM limited edition (edition of 5), you become part of our inner circle of collectors that receive exclusive album art, access to our entire music catalog and more. The best part, you directly support empowerment of our artists with every purchase. See Collection details here - IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT: Jessey is in Tanzania with recording team through April 10, please reach out with collection inquiries directly at jessey@voiceofmaasai.com.


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