Ghanaian-Australian rising star Kofi Owusu-Ansah known as Genesis Owusu is one of the most intriguing new artists whose hard-to-categorize music incorporates elements of alternative rock, hardcore rap, and easygoing funk.
His songs address important societal concerns like cultural appropriation and police brutality while being both joyful and reflective. Owusu’s track “Don’t Need You” garnered broadcast from U.K. and U.S. tastemakers in 2020 after first gaining recognition in Australia with early releases including the 2017 EP Cardrive and his incredibly energizing live performances.
“Smiling with No Teeth” (2021), Owusu’s debut studio album, was a huge hit and reached the ARIA chart peak at number 27. He received four awards at the 2021 ARIA Music Awards including Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Independent Release, and Best Cover Art.
Owusu has clearly worked hard to perfect his craft, and he is undoubtedly creating a life filled with achievement that will position him as one of the best of his age.
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