Lukwesa was born in Zambia and her name comes from her royal tribal family.
She gained her first degree in Geography & European Studies at the University of Sussex. Part of her studies were spent in Switzerland (Univeristy of Neuchatel) through which she became fluent in French. Awarded an EU scholarship she gained a Master of Science degree in Geographical Information Systems from Leicester University.
Lukwesa worked in IT consultancy for three years before starting her media career as a Broadcast Meteorologist at the world renowned BBC Television Centre in London. She joined BBC East Midlands as a weather presenter on TV and Radio, before being appointed News Anchor on the Lunchtime and Evening news. Whilst at the BBC she presented within the studio, on Radio and for LIVE outside broadcasts. She also developed, produced and presented a series of programs and features for TV and Radio.
In 2006 Lukwesa moved to Sky News where she anchored Sky World News covering a broad specturm of world news stories, most notably the execution of Saddam Hussein and the Indonesia and Haiti earthquakes.
In 2012 she moved to eNCA, in South Africa, where she anchored The Africa Edition broadcasting across Europe & Africa.
In 2013 Lukwesa returned to Sky World News where she continues to break and present global news stories.
Lukwesa caught Malaria at an early age and, fortunately, recovered fully. She is now committed to preventing this often deadly disease and works with the charity Malaria No More. Lukwesa is also Patron of the charity All Star Kids, working towards improving the lives of children in Southern Africa.
Lukwesa founded her own Hair & Beauty business in 2011 and is often called up on to contirbute to articles covering a variety of hair and womens’ issues.
She is an avid Gardener and enjoys a variety of other hobbies and pursuits including, Lifestyle and Beauty matters, Swimming, Cookery and should time allow it, would love to continue her Horseriding and Fencing training.