Ghanaian-Australian Genesis Owusu is a hot name on the Canberra hip-hop scene and started when he was 18 years old.
With the release of his Cardrive EP in mid 2017, followed by the single “Sideways,” and a growing list of festival appearances, he’s rapidly becoming a national phenomenon. Aside from his music, Owusu dabbles in modeling and fashion design. In collaboration with a few of his nearest and dearest, he launched the Canberra fashion label Pur.
I caught up with Owusu in the Australian capital, his hometown, after seeing him dazzle the audience at a local concert last month. Off-stage, Owusu is soft-spoken and discerning with a tinge of cheekiness—a stark contrast to his high-energy stage performance.
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