Born in 1980, Emmanuel was taken from his home at the age of seven to fight in Sudan's Second Civil War. For five years he carried an AK47 through battle fields in Ethiopia and Southern Sudan. Today, Emmanuel tells his story through his music and speaks out against the use of child soldiers in conflict.
He has been featured in dozens of news outlets as well as held two press briefings at the United Nations in New York. A spokesman for Amnesty International and Oxfam, Emmanuel has addressed congressional staffers on Capitol Hill. Hismusic has been featured on television and in the box office, including the movie Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio.