How rich is Emmanuel Jal?
Emmanuel Jal Net Worth:
Emmanuel Jal Net Worth:
Emmanuel Jal Net Worth $1.2 Million
Emmanuel was born in 1980 in the village of Tonj in southern Sudan; he was only a child at the start of the Second Sudanese Civil War. Emmanuel was seven when his mother was killed by soldiers; his dad was member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). After losing his mother Jal chose to join the tens of thousands of kids traveling to Ethiopia the children were they could be taught there. Yet it was a lie and Jal along with the other children was force to become soldiers and fight in the war. After several years of fighting Jal and some of the others ran away and wound up in Waat.
Jal was befriended there by Emma McCune a British aid worker who was married to senior SPLA commandant Riek Machar. McCune assumed Emmanuel and smuggled him to Kenya, and there he was finally able to attend school in Nairobi. After McCune died her pals (Madeliene Bunting and Anna Ledgard) helped Emmanuel to continue his studies. Nevertheless, Machar the husband of McCune didn’t desire Emmanuel remaining with him, so he was forced to live in the slums. He has formed several groups. His first single, “All We Want Is Jesus”, was a hit in Kenya and got airplay in the United Kingdom. Jal trusts that his music may help form a unity of the citizens to overcome ethnic and religious section and inspire the youth in Sudan. In 2008 C. Karim Chrobog made a documentary about Emmanuel Jal called War Child.
South Sudanese musician and former child soldier, Emmanuel Jal has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. The music genre-straddling African Christian gospel rapper Emmanuel Jal was born in the village of Tong in southern Sudan around 1980. At age of seven Jal was pushed into a Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) military training camp in Ethiopia, where he was trained to be a soldier, participating in military battles before he was even a teen. From there he was smuggled by his mentor and guardian Emma McCune into Nairobi, Kenya. Following McCune’s departure, Jal became one of the millions displaced by Sudan’s violent civil war.
McCune’s friends and associates saw to it that Jal received an instruction, and he managed to attend Tala Academy. McCune started singing around 1998, and was soon active in his local church choir, and formed numerous musical groups, including the Reborn Warriors, his present gospel hip-hop band. McCune produced a single, “All We Need Is Jesus,” and an album, Gua, the title track of which was a number one hit in Kenya. Jal collaborated with Abdel Gadir Salim, a Sudanese Moslem musician, for the record Ceasefire, which was released in 2005, and included a re-record of “Gua.” Since Jal was from the south of Sudan, and Salim was from the north, the collaboration of both musicians symbolized the sort of unity many have hoped for in the Sudan battle, and Ceasefire was an important plea for peace and sanity.
|Birth date:||1980, Tonj, South Sudan|
|Nominations:||Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year, Independent Music Award for Best Album - Rap or Hip-Hop|
|Movies:||The Good Lie, Africa United|