Genesis Owusu Wins Big at 2022 AIR Awards

With a hattrick, Genesis Owusu was the big winner Thursday night (Aug. 4) at the 2022 AIR Awards in Adelaide,

the annual ceremony that recognizes the best in Australia’s independent music community.

Owusu took out a perfect three-from-three, winning for best independent hip-hop album or EP and independent album of the year

for his breakthrough Smiling With No Teeth, plus independent song of the year for its title track.

The AIR Awards cap a remarkable run of wins for Owusu, whose trophy cabinet includes ARIA and APRA Awards, the J Award for Australian Album of the year, the Australian Music Prize

and first ranking in the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition, all collected in the past year.