The worst people on earth are not only those who commit evil, but those who stand by and turn a blind eye
Music is powerful. It is the only thing that can speak into your mind, your heart and your soul without your permission.
I'm still a soldier, fighting with my pen and paper for peace till the day I cease.
I still have nightmares of dead comrades, a long time ago, talking to me. 'Emmanuel, don't forget about us, don't give up, keep telling our story.'
I am proof that one person can rise above any challenge, and if I can, then so will others if they are given the chance.
In Africa, music is for everything, Music was originally used for community. That was what music was for.
When people know you've been a soldier, they judge you: you are a thief, a lost boy.
Music is actually where I see heaven.
For many Sudanese, it's for strength they choose to be Christian rather than Muslim. My mum was a Muslim but she became a Christian later.
If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I'm firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.
Knife crime and gun crime is poverty-driven, and poverty leads to insecurity.
If you really kill, you don't want to talk about it.
In Africa, you know, if you're poor, at least you can go to the forest and share some mangoes with the gorillas and monkey.
I'm constantly seen as a 'foreigner,' and I need my passport to prove my identity, to keep moving and to carry on my work.
Only a coward will use a gun to protect and get respect for themselves.
A cold heart is my protection mechanism. I don't really feel anything for anyone.
It’s no longer about the Lost Boys. They keep trying to make their way out, then they meet other people and empathize with them. It’s a story that a lot of people are going to discover their purpose from. When someone doesn’t know their purpose, they get lost.
Sometimes words are not needed, and the simplicity of expressing yourself through an art form is one of the best ways of communication.
I don't know anywhere where the people are hungrier for education than South Sudan.
Any child soldier has to go through a lot of love, care and understanding to become normal.
Education is the only solution for peace.
A lot of child soldiers lose their minds.
I don't take modern hip-hop as real. It's entertaining, it's fake, like James Bond.
I'm rapping in English but in an African way. I'm not trying to sound like an American.
I grew up in poverty. For 25 years I was fed on aid.
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