Emmanuel Speaks is a performance poet from east London who admits he wasn’t “always the type of guy who writes poetry”. In his talk, he speaks openly about difficulties he faced growing up in a single parent household, falling into the wrong crowd and struggles with his identity. Emmanuel has appeared on Channel 4, Huffington Post, GRM Daily, Sofar Sounds, and, more recently, collaborating with New Look for their Christmas and Spring/Summer advertising campaigns. Striving to “influence and tell the stories of a generation”, he has transitioned over the past two years from studying full-time at university to working full-time as a musician and spoken word artist. In May 2018, Emmanuel launched the first official single from his upcoming album The Composer, titled ‘Who Told You?’ (feat. rapper TE dness). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Emmanuel Speaks

Performance poet, storyteller and musician

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