The Key

Rapper, humanitarian & activist Emmanuel Jal’s fifth studio album 'The Key' was released in September 2014, on Gatwitch / Universal. All proceeds from the album support 'The Key is E', an initiative founded by Emmanuel Jal & Paul Lindley.

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The Key...

  • To an improved world
  • To finding untapped talent
  • To unlocking African potential
  • To all our children’s futures
  • To improving children’s health, education and confidence
  • To create better opportunities for more children
  • To unleashing the power of children and young people as individuals
  • To making a sustainable difference

Is E...

  • Enticing children and young people by igniting their passions.
  • Engaging children with music and stories of positive change
  • Engaging the Diaspora from Africa to join our journey to make a difference
  • Education to free minds and see possibilities
  • Empowering children and young people to make a difference to the world
  • Empowering African entrepreneurs to build businesses that combine profits and social purpose
  • Enabling a journey to bring capital, skills, role models, mentors, ideas and passion to Africa
  • Entrepreneurs who can lead economic and social change
  • Enterprise in Africa; through support, investment, networks, mentors and markets

The Latest from the Key

Music | See all

Emmanuel Jal’s The kEy album:
The Power of music for change.

Schools | See all

Working with schools to create change:
Helping inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

Tours & Events | See all

09.03.2015 | The Key, Music Tour, UK | Buy tickets

London, UK @ Jazz Cafe, Camden, London

07.03.2015 | The Key, Music Tour, UK | Buy tickets

Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre, UK

05.03.2015 | We Day : Free The Children | Buy tickets

London @ Wembley Arena

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    • "It’s been a pleasure and honor to record music with Emmanuel, an authentic artist who has a shared passion for investing in educational projects in Africa, and who also genuinely believes that music has the power to move both the body and the soul "
      Nelly Furtado
    • "We should all Excel in whatever we are capable of"
      Richard Branson
    • "The Key is Entertainment"
      Nile Rodgers
    • "We Want Peace And We Gonna Get It"
      Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels
    • "The new generation’s Bob Marley."
      Peter Gabriel
    • "This Brother Is So Incredible."
      Alicia Keys

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