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news / skill-share 28.11.2017 Words:Stir Crew
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Dropped In: Genesis Owusu

We Caught up with Kofi Ansah aka Genesis Owusu, Who will be doing some writing for the Stir blog. Kofi Has a strong background in music and fashion. With his stage name as Genesis Owusu which he just completed his first tour. He is also a founding member of the local streetwear brand named PUR. Read below to find out more about him.


 

Q1. What led you to make Music?

I think it was just a natural progression. Everyone in my family loves music, my brother made music for years before I did and had already set up a little studio, so it just seemed right to totally jack all of his equipment and make my own stuff.

Q2. What does a typical day look like?

Music and uni take up pretty much all of my time. If I’m lucky I might get to sneak in some Cowboy Bebop or like food or something.

Q3. Where do you create your work?

Before my work becomes tangible it’s all created in my bed. I just lock myself in my room until I’ve thought of something fire.

Q4. What piece of work are you most proud of?

CARDRIVE EP and the Sideways music video. I’ve made a fair few songs in the last couple of years but the EP was my first completed, cohesive project, which really meant a lot. I also always want to expand on my creative mediums, which made it really special when I got to direct my first solo music video, which was Sideways.

Q5. What is a challenge you’ve faced recently and how did you overcome it?

I’m on tour right now, but I’m also a full-time uni student. It’s also the hectic end of semester assessment period right now. In one week, I had 2 assessments due (which weighed 80% of my final grade for one class), a Migos concert in Sydney and my own headline show in Melbourne the next day (both of these shows I had to drive to from Canberra). It was so stupid. But at the end of the day, time management really saved me and I got through all of it.

Q6. What are you working on at the moment?

Not dying. Just getting through this tour (and assessment period), and working on lil something somethings musically that you’ll probably hear soon.

 

Q7. Any advice for someone getting started?

Know why you’re doing what your doing, know where you want to be, and know what you’re willing to do/give up to get to where you want to be.

 

Q8. Is there anything you want to promote or plug?

Drink more water and love yourself.

Check out these links below to see Kofi’s (Genesis Owusu) music.

This is part of our Dropped In interview series, if you would like to be a part of this series please email us at magazine@causeastir.com. Stay tuned for more from this series!

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