I'm kind of weird - I don't get excited. Sometimes I fake that I'm excited just to make people happy.
When I was in south Sudan, people used to rap in my village. But the rapping was more in the mother tongue, Nuer.
I lost my childhood. I didn't play football or video games. Or have birthdays or the love of a family.
I'm still a soldier, fighting with my pen and paper for peace till the day I cease.
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.
Only a coward will use a gun to protect and get respect for themselves.
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 take modern hip-hop as real. It's entertaining, it's fake, like James Bond.
Rap music is amazing, it's beautiful. But the problem is the lyrics. The person who writes the lyrics - that's the problem.
When people know you've been a soldier, they judge you: you are a thief, a lost boy.
When you don't educate the people, you're crippling them. You are, you're not giving them ways to survive.
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.
Any child soldier has to go through a lot of love, care and understanding to become normal.
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.'
A cold heart is my protection mechanism. I don't really feel anything for anyone.
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