Rapper and changemaker Ziggy Ramo uses his musical artistry to challenge settler colonialism and institutional racism. Of Wik and Solomon Islander heritage, Ramo uses his music, speaking engagements and directorial projects to express views that he believes are often neglected or suppressed. He has developed a lyrical sensibility influenced by artists such as Kev Carmody, Lauryn Hill and Common, along with activists like Charlie Perkins, Gary Foley and Adam Goodes. His re-working of Paul Kelly’s classic protest anthem From Little Things Big Things Grow, saw him perform the song from the highest point of the sails of the Sydney Opera House, amplifying the song’s truth-telling with magnetic visual imagery. Ramo also made his acting debut in the 2023 Stan release Black Snow. His latest album Sugar Coated Lies radiates through house party speakers, yet at the same time dives into the ways in which intergenerational trauma can manifest.