Album of the Year Winner Genesis Owusu Used his Final Acceptance Speech at the ARIAs to Call For a Ceasefire in the Ongoing Conflict Between Israel and Hamas in Gaza
By Dave Oneegs Aussie chat
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“Album of the year winner Genesis Owusu used his final acceptance speech at the ARIAs to call for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
The Canberra-born rapper and musician took out the top prize for his new record Struggler, alongside best hip-hop/rap release and best independent release.
He called on the audience to “pay attention to what is happening in the world”, proclaiming: “Ceasefire now, ceasefire now, free Palestine.”
It’s the second time Owusu has won album of the year in the last three years – this time with an ambitious project that is loosely influenced by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.