Emmanuel has been in the world of stage, film and television since 1997. He completed his degree in the dramatic arts at the University of Witwatersrand. He started out in physical theatre with PJ Sabbagha and the Forgotten Angle Dance Theatre Company. He soon became involved in musical theatre and joined the world of television soap as Steve in Isidingo. In 2008 he recorded his first music album and has been writing music and performing with his band ever since. Also in 2008 he won Season 4 of South Africa’s Strictly Come Dancing. He won the 2004 people’s award for best actor in a television soapie and was nominated twice for a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) for best actor in a television series, and after a third nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, he won a SAFTA in 2018.
Emmanuel has also lived and worked in Hollywood, where he played roles in the popular soaps , General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. He now is a partner in You Kicked My Dog Productions, a Film and Television production company, and he is also a Technical Partner in a new company; Sebvest Blockchain.
“Eduweek is exciting for me, because we are really getting back to the people side of things. Any organisation in the world is only as good as it’s people. I know that may sound like a cliché, but it is only a cliché, because it is a truth.”