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“One of Australia’s most exciting new First Nations talents”
Michael Hutchings - APRA AMCOS First Nations Writer Services Manager
A deft flow, sharp lyrical danger and meticulous beat selection is MissGenius, the surprise flare in West Australian
music in the past twelve months. A First Nations hip hop MC and soul vocalist, MissGenius is a Maduwongga and
Noongar woman who grew up in Broome, Perth and Kalgoorlie, WA.
An artist who has written songs for herself since 2015, MissGenius uses music as a tool to for strength and peace
drawing from her life experiences, producing and recording all her own material in her Kalgoorlie bedroom.
Convinced to play her first live show in 2018 as part of a West Australian Music’s (WAM) Goldfields Esperance
Touring Circuit in April, she has since released three tracks.
Since the end of 2018 MissGenius has started to make noise outside of the remote Goldfields region of WA, she
performed at WAMFest Live (November 18) and Bunuru Festival (Janurary 2019) in Yagan Square, Perth, as well
as receiving a steady stream of invitations to collaborate with a number of popular Perth acts.
A public speaking and confidence coach for young indigenous women through the Goolarri Media program
Goldfields Girl and currently a youth mentor with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), MissGenius
hasn’t always lived the lollipops and sunshine life, she shares her life experiences and overcoming those difficult
times through these programs, and through her music.
There is a lot in the works for MissGenius in 2019, she is set to drop her throw down track ‘Money On My Mind’ on
August 1, a song about the struggles of keeping up with life’s financial strains, as well as recording her second
single to be released in October, ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Like Them’ with RADA Studios legends Matt Gio and Dan
Carroll. ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Like Them’ is a track that displays MissGenius’ profound vocal tone and addresses the
internal turmoil many feel around normative societal expectations - “Sometimes I wanna be thick, but then I wanna
Keep your eyes peeled as MissGenius takes Australia by storm.
“Sassy with an attitude that’ll make you sit down and listen…”
Claire Mooney – triple J Unearthed Australian Music Producer