Genesis Owusu tapped as first Australian host for Sonos Radio’s Radio Hour
Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu has been announced as the host of this week’s Radio Hour on Sonos Radio.
The 23-year-old singer and MC will take to the Sonos Sound System airwaves today (July 1) to discuss the songwriting and recording process of his new release Smiling With No Teeth, marking the first time an Australian artist has appeared as a host on the digital audio platform.
Owusu will also cap off his appearance on Radio Hour by playing a DJ set of songs that inspired his new album, with the Canberra-based multi-hyphenate touting the hour setlist as being “unapologetically Black.”.
“I curated an hour of Afrofuturism, selecting Black artists or groups from any era, any continent and any genre, that pushed sound forward into a new realm, or are currently doing so,” Owusu said.
“Boundary breakers and sonic rebels whose sounds either ended up inspiring a lot of what we love today, or are on the forefront of bringing the music world into a future space. All unapologetically Black.”
Following its premiere, Owusu’s appearance on Sonos Radio will also be made available to listen to via MixCloud.
Other artists to appear as hosts on Sonos Radio include Brian Eno, Phoebe Bridgers, David Byrne, A$AP Ferg and Khruangbin.