It’s been a big 24 hours for Genesis Owusu. Last night at the 2021 ARIA Awards, the rising star took home four awards, Best Cover Art, Best Independent Release, Best Hip Hop Release and Album of the Year for his debut album, Smiling With No Teeth, culminating in a live medley performance of Waitin’ On Ya, The Other Black Dog and Don’t Need You.
In celebration of his mammoth year, Genesis Owusu has today announced his biggest Australian tour to date for 2022. After selling out his 22 date Smiling With No Teeth tour earlier this year alongside his Goons, Genesis Owusu will now take The Black Dog Band show around the nation, featuring Kirin J Callinan, Michael DiFrancesco (Touch Sensitive), Julian Sudek (World Champion) and OURNESS label founder, Andrew Klippel. Perth fans can catch the highly-anticipated live show at Metro City on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
On winning Album of the Year, Genesis Owusu said “I used to get side-eyed a lot for the way I dressed and the things I did, but all the people I loved and respected always stood firm, unmoveable and unshakeable ’cause we knew the power in who we were and what we created. This just means so much to me.”
“For all those people, Goon Club worldwide, eccentrics, black people – know that it’s not up to us to change for people, but it’s up to people to catch up and see what they’ve been missing out on.”
Genesis Owusu was nominated for six ARIAs at last night’s award ceremony, including Album of the Year, Best Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Hip Hop Release and Best Cover Art, while Dave Hammer and OURNESS label founder, Andrew Klippel received a nomination for Producer of the Year. Last week, Genesis Owusu received the coveted J Award for Album of the Year, while his close collaborator, Riley Blakeway received the Music Video of the Year J Award for his work on The Other Black Dog.
Genesis Owusu hits Metro City on Saturday, March 5, 2022. For more info and to buy tickets head to megatix.com.au