“It is not just leaving Planet Earth better than the way we found it, it’s about the life it had before we invaded it.”
G-cho Pevu is a Musical Spoken word Poet from Nairobi, Kenya. His pieces address topics around Morals, relationships, and Social affairs which, resonate around the globe. Over the last 7 years, G-cho’s career, on and off stage has led him to become recognized as one of the leading Poets in the Country. This is largely credited to his disciplined work ethic, through which he has been able to maintain his consistency in Music and Poetry. He performs his pieces in Sheng (local slang), and through his performance with a band he is able to bring forward the live music in poetry.
Crowned Slam King in 2012, Gcho has had a list of achievements and growth in his career; live performances in and out of the country, winner in Experimental Music Category (2018) in SONDEKA AWARDS, and Voicing the Safaricom advert ‘BLAZE BE YOUR OWN BOSS (BYOB 2018.’ G-cho Pevu also released his debut album titled SAFARI (Swahili word for Journey). More about him here:- https://www.instagram.com/gcho_pevu_poet/
Luki the Monster
“All praise the green”
Luki is a poet, rapper and musician. Luki is drawn to hip-hop and started singing in high school with a band called ‘Just a Kenyan Dream’ before he opted to become a solo artist. Luki obtained the name Monster from cyphers and contests from his fans who would talk about his monstrous flow delivery in English, Sheng or Swahili. Luki has over 100 recordings on soundcloud and a dozen on youtube, two Eps and collaborations – he also performs at small organized events, and hopes to prove to the world why he is titled; ‘THE RAP MONSTER’. More about him here:- https://www.instagram.com/lukithemonster/
The fashion industry is one of the major polluting industries in the world. The production and distribution of the crops, fibers, and garments used in fashion contributes to different forms of pollution, including water, air, and soil pollution.
Every item we use for our fashion, comes from pieces of clothing and waste that has been thrown away. We are beautifying waste by bringing out something new. The wings have been made from discarded plastic tubes, wires and pieces of clothing. We are working with models, make up artists (Jaybee the Mua) and intend to build more partnership with fashion designers who use recycled art.
"Mama Wangari alijua safety ni kutunza environment, si kujenga shades na kuvaa helmet. Tume'reduce maana ya heroes wetu to statues na street names naona tuko hellbent."
Dorphan is a Nairobi-based performing artist who uses his creative ability as a writer and performer to express the human experience and especially the disenfranchised one. Dorphan is the 34th Slam Africa champion, a mentor and a strong proponent for social justice. He’s also a member of the Slam Africa organizing team/judging panel and has been extensively involved in the Kenyan poetry/art scene through delegations, facilitation's and performances. What Dorphan as a spoken word poet has been able to create is a blend of free verse, flow, hip-hop, word-play and storytelling to explore historical, social, cultural, political and humanitarian issues while at the same time providing a light humorous touch that provides audiences with an experience that is both thought provoking and entertaining. More about him here:- https://www.instagram.com/dorphan_age/