A painter 🎨 A musician 🎼 A poet 🎭
Welcome to Lukoye.com a virtual resource center for creative projects that are shaping and transforming our world in positive ways. The artists on this website contribute to the vitality of addressing issues to do with mental health, tolerance and acceptance; through our art we hope to help individuals find comfort and solace and more so realize their own abilities to help them cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make a contribution to their community. We like to think of ourselves as visionaries and fire-starters, whose work and ideas expand our own thinking and inspire others by demonstrating that all is possible when art is used as a means for change.
Of all gifts, the universe gave me words! I am that woman with a voice of spoken word and with a power over words. My hands are gifted I can do so much from making clothes like my mother, to making crafts – I have an eye for nice things! But my ears and heart, those parts of me are at home in a poem; I think I got that from my father! I do a lot of reading, watching and listening to people; I feel that everyone comes with a story. And I carry the world in the warmth of my palms – because life, my friend life has come to me! The narratives of people’s lives unspool in front of my eyes and somehow I can capture these stories with words – I can plant myself in them and somehow paint them in poems. My name is Namatsi Lukoye, people say I am a poet, I believe am an artist, talented in different fields it’s unfair for me to label myself. I also conceptualized Hisia Zangu poetry workshops and Street poetry at Aga Khan Walk. I have been blessed to be among 8 artists, who dared to speak in a land far from ours. I am also a writer with, Footprint press (Life Journeys – seeking destiny) and the Public Relations and Fundraising Officer of Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya – so if you are looking for a fundraising strategy or fundraiser look no further. Welcome to my world, it’s small, simple and true
Art is the purest expression of life! It’s so vast and is always evolving! For me it’s about being true to myself despite other people’s opinions and thoughts of how my life should be. Art comes so honestly and purely, I don’t doubt its intentions. It makes me believe in my uniqueness and self-expression, and that we all should always strive to be the best version on ourselves. I mean, we only have one life to live, so live it to the fullest. My art is a mix of many genres of music that have inspired me throughout my not so long existence. With music, I feel that I can communicate more, directly and precisely no matter the language as opposed to just having a conversation. As a rapper, cyphers have given me the name ‘Luki the monster’ (from how I would destroy verses with a flow). Rap gives me space to bring out my personality – It feeds my hunger and my competitive nature. I feel that if my rap was human it would be as good looking as I am! Or maybe even more! When it comes to my singing, it is relentless. Though it did not come to me as easy as rap, I always have the desire to do better despite my many failed auditions. I refuse to be referred to just a nice singer. Although a lot of people have advised me to rap more, there is also a significant number of people who respect me as a singer, and that gives me the energy I need to keep on going. I discovered I could sing when I was twelve, in high school I joined a music group ‘Just a Kenyan Dream.’ I later won the 38th Poetry Slam King and as I joined campus art became my closest friend until when I made a conscious decision that music is all I ever want to do. My drive is to work hard at it until it can make ends meet.The unique thing about my art is that it is ever evolving always adapting and if you put it against others it tends to stand out.
Art is my passion, my vision my only solution to things! I see art as a key to a better future for our generation! It comes as a feeling to be explored not only as a painting or drawing but through whichever means! One day in high school, I was dragged to an art class by my desk mate, while we were trying to pick our optional subjects. It was like love at first sight! I fell in love with it adding on to the fact that I knew a bit of drawing. So I decided to pick the class and thus my relationship with art started. Suddenly, I draw; I paint and make crafts with my hands! I love using a lot of colour in my work – different feelings brings out different things, and I am still growing at it – I can’t wait to see my work in 5 years! I am a huge reader, I feed my soul with words, quotes and actions that paint my mind from chapters of books, these feelings spark my imagination and creativity. The fact that I love solitude and how it gives me time to link up with my thoughts probably makes most people my age not to understand me. I am still learning and exploring things, loving the works of Timothy chapman how he uses his imagination and hope to get to his level and if God wishes even way above!