Corey Webster aka Nooky is an award winning Indigenous artist, and was recently exposed to racist rant from an Uber driver. Here he reflects on this incident, and asks how long Indigenous people will need to be exposed to this sort of overt racism.
I’ve been on a major high since being presented with the Australia Council’s Dreaming Award at the National Indigenous Arts Awards in late May. Last Friday, months of feeling seriously pumped at being acknowledged as an Aboriginal music artist came to a screeching halt – after a racist encounter with an Uber driver.
Hip-hop is my spear, my freedom ride, my tent embassy. Hip-hop is my act of defiance
I’m an Indigenous rapper signed to Bad Apples Music and last week was a pretty huge week for me.
I took over the @IndigenousX Twitter feed for Reconciliation Week and received the Dreaming Award from the Australia Council at the ninth National Indigenous Arts Awards in front of some of the country’s finest Indigenous artists, my family and my partner at the Sydney Opera House.