Photo by Bec Parsons
Genesis Owusu, (given name – Kofi Owusu-Ansah) isn’t afraid to talk depression and racism. Immigrating with his family to Canberra, Australia from Ghana at an early age, Owusu understands how the two go hand in hand as he was often the only Black person in the room. His debut album, Smiling With No Teeth, became catharsis by exploring these experiences and expanding on characters and alter egos in relationships.
On this latest KUTX at Home, Laurie Gallardo chats with Owusu about these themes, his eclectic musical influences, and how he doesn’t strictly fit into just one genre.