Poet, Spoken Word Performer, Voice-Over Artist, Hip-Hop Artist, Vocalist & A Founding Member of Black Vulcanite.
The poet is a born and bred native of Windhoek, Namibia. He started writing at the age 14 in his journal, but soon realized that it was too limited. Despite his youth at the time he could sense that he needed a greater scope for his blooming creativity so he started writing to vent all his thoughts and perceptions more broadly, just so that he could get them out into the open. He has been writing and performing poetry and social commentary ever since. He is also a poet in the notorious Namibian Hip-Hop/Poetry collective Black Vulcanite. Niko has racked up numerous writing accolades since he picked up the pen.
This gentleman has proved himself time and time again, his work ethic and enthusiasm for creating are evident enough for all those who can see. We can only hope for more inspiration from him. We wish him nothing but the best of fortunes with his studies and the rest of his creative path. We know that he will go on to leave only greatness in his wake, a true MASTER BUILDER. – Master Builders (24 February 2017)
This is Nikolai Tjongarero aka Okin. He makes you want to write. The ease with which he slices and weaves words together portrays the illusion that what he does is something you can easily do too. But then you realise that it comes off that way because it’s him doing it. Kinda like how most of us would watch action movies back in the day on UTV and we would get excited and form these impressive ideas in our heads that we could throw punches and hurl kicks like the star in the movie and then attempt to recreate the action scenes on a ZERO budget and then we would end up bleeding that day with scratches on our faces waiting to be spanked and interrogated about how we got injured. (phewww, that was a long one.)
Anyway, that’s how Okin makes it seem. – WAKWEIKA