Posts Tagged ‘Emmanuel Jal’

Soldier boy

April 8, 2008

On the topic of child soldiers, I was reading The Guardian when I came across an article of a child soldier survivor.

The G2 today wrote about Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier from Sudan. The 28 year old escaped the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and after much struggle now lives in London.

Jal uses music to tell his story and raps in English, Arabic and some African languages, in fact he is currently working on a single for his third album. He has had a number one hit in Kenya and performed at the Live 8: Africa Calling concert in 2005.

To read his success story click here