Emmanuel Jal, born as Jal Jok is a Sudanese musician, a political activist and a former soldier as well. He was born on the August of 1980, and in 2015 his current age is about 35 years old. Jal was born in Tonj, South Sudan in the Bahr el Ghazal region into a Nuer family where his father was also a social activist. When he was a young boy the Second Sudanese Civil War broke out, and his father went on to join the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). At the age of 7, government soldiers after whom he went to Ethiopia looking for job and education killed his mother. But it was only a matter of months, after which the SPLA came hunting down the young guys and made them join their army to fight. He spent several years in Ethiopia after the war became really horrible, and the children were asked to leave for the town of Juba in Sudan, When asked about his childhood war experience in an interview, he said “Many kids there were so bitter, they wanted to know what happened to them. And we all wanted revenge.” Born and raised in Sudan, he is a Sudanese by nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.
Jal is a tall person and has a very good height. He measures about a 185 cm, which is about 6 feet and a couple of inches tall. He is known to have a likeable face, and is often seen smiling in many of his pictures. He had got shoulder length black dreadlock hair, but has kept it short recently. He has got a solidly built body, and had been working out from a young age. He had also trained with the Sudanese army, carrying and firing guns and living in the wilderness. He hasn’t got any shirtless pictures on the media, despite the high demand for it. Regarding his personal life, Jal has got no record of having any girlfriends, or a wife till now. He hasn’t been married or divorced, and thus has got no children. Having been in the army for most part of his youth, he hadn’t had time or chance to have any girlfriends or be in any romantic affairs. He is believed to be a gay by sexuality, and is dating his partner Paul Lindley, who is an entrepreneur of baby foods.
Jal has released 6 different albums till now: Help, Ceasefire, See Me Mama, War Child, The Key and We Fall. Having recorded and released a number of different songs, some of his hits are: Yemama, Lion Head, Oh Brother, Fake The Aroma, Lucky, Scars, Dollar, Taxi Driver, Gua, Baai, Asabi and many more. His fans from different parts of the world listen to his songs and watch his videos on YouTube as well. For his work and contribution, he had been nominated for the 2014 Independent Music Award for Best Album – Rap or Hip-Hop category.
In order to find out more about Jal’s life and work, you can read his biography that is available in sites like IMDB and Wikipedia, amongst other sites. You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram accounts and get to know all his latest activities. By 2015, his estimated net worth value is about $1.2 million dollars.