Emmanuel Jal somehow managed to be inspiring, hilarious, and meaningful at the same time. He was able to keep the entire audience engaged and definitely left his mark. He was amazing!
— Model United Nations

Emmanuel Jal is a former child soldier from South Sudan, turned international recording artist, activist and philanthropist

He is owner of Gatwitch Records, Jal Gua Foods and founder of Gua Africa charity. Jal’s vision is to share his experiences for social emotional learning through the Arts Business and Philanthropy, in order to create a higher state of conscious global awakening.

 

Public Speaking engagements include

President Bill Clinton for The Clinton global Initiative | Virgin Unite with Richard Branson | TED Global and TED Audacious Ideas with Larry Paige Founder of Google, Chris Anderson founder of TED, Steve Wozniak founder of Apple, Lauren Powell Jobs | David Cameron former prime minister of UK | Gordon Brown former prime minister of UK | The UN with Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon and Stevie Wonder | The Elders Group with Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, Kofi Annan, President Jimmy Carter, Martti Ahtisaari, Mary Robinson, President Ernesto Zedillo | One Concert with his Holiness the Dalai Lama Child Soldier’s Initiative with Angelina Jolie and General Romeo Dallaire | Charlize Theron and Pussy Riot for Cinema for Peace | Meghan Markle for Kruger Cowne | CHER and Bob Geldof for One Young World | G20 | Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday | Live Aid | Peace One Day | Warchild|

 

Performed with / Collaborated on Screen and Music

Reese Witherspoon (co-starred in The Good Lie) | Alicia Keys | Lauryn Hill | Nile Rodgers | Peter Gabriel | Nelly Furtado | Ed Sheeran | Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels | Xavier Rudd | The Cat Empire | Amadou & Miriam | Ringo Star | Ellie Goulding | Machel Montano | Natasha Bedingfield | Joss Stone | Swiss Beats | Vanessa Mdee |

 

Awards

Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent 2018, The Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017, Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism – UNESCO 2016, The Mattie Stepanek Peace Prize, The Hunt Humanitarian Award, The Dresden Peace Prize, The Common Ground Award and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum amongst others.

 

Albums

2018: Naath – Gatwitch Records through Orchard
2014: The Key – Gatwitch Records through Universal
2012: See Me Mama – Gatwitch Records through Universal
2008: Warchild – Sonic 360
2005: Ceasefire - Riverboat
2004: Gua – Gatwitch Records

 

Films

2014: The Good Lie (Warner Bros)
2011: Africa United (Pathe)

 

Documentary

2014: The Good Lie (Warner Bros)
2011: Africa United (Pathe)

 

Book

2008: Warchild (Little Brown)

 

Charity

Gua Africa: www.gua-africa.org

 

Campaign & Educational work

We Want Peace: www.wewantpeace.org

 

Life Coaching

My Life is Art: www.mylifeisart.org