Natasha Awuku is a multi-faceted artist whose creativity spans music, street art and fragrance. Born in London, Natasha began her creative life with the study of classical piano from the age of five and later became a vocalist and music producer. Having a mixed heritage of a Jamaican and Ghanian background, Natasha produces music that fuses together a blend of soul, house, and Caribbean influences but it was her soulful vocals that got the attention of the music industry. Working as a session singer, Natasha has featured on remixes for various DJ’s and worked as a session singer with some of the industry’s finest artists such as Basement Jaxx.
While continuing her work in the music industry, Natasha was scouted for a catwalk show which led to a fruitful period of fashion modelling. Featuring in magazines such as Pride and The Voice newspaper, she has also been the muse for many up and coming designers. More recently she had her portrait sprayed in October 2020 by the renowned street artist David Speed on public display by Shoreditch High Street station. Behind the scenes, Natasha studied the art of perfumery and developed a signature scent ‘Stress Free’ for her fragrance brand Sound Couture which is set to launch in 2021.
A longstanding love of graffiti and street art drew Natasha into street art culture and she took to spraying walls as an expressive outlet. Besides working solo, Natasha has also worked alongside other artists (Joel Bergner) on their projects or and her designs to raise awareness for charities and environmental issues. Being raised in East London, Natasha draws from the area’s rich history and urban culture which can be seen influencing her work and often with a surrealist touch.
Though one can find Natasha’s art on the streets around London, as a way to bring her art to a wider audience, she offers her artwork as wall prints, urban fashion and lifestyle products. Her first online collection, “Fish Do Fly” is a series of sketches and sprayed walls which depicting a culmination of the surreal and inner-city surroundings. Natasha’s fashion designs are typically produced in limited runs and all prints are numbered and signed.