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Introducing Ghanaian urban gospel to global audience- Emmanuel Smith 

Introducing Ghanaian urban gospel to global audience- Emmanuel Smith 

Ghanaian-born UK-based singer and songwriter Emmanuel Smith-Tali is reaching the world through his spirit-filled music on international stages.

The African music icon, who has shared the stage with the likes of Stellar Award-winning Jason Nelson, US-based Todd Galberth, and other great personalities, was one of the contestants on ITV’s 2019 edition of the hit show "The Voice UK," where he was a semi-finalist.


The Lewisham-bred psalmist was propelled to the attention of a mainstream audience when he performed on the coveted main stage at "Big Church Day Out" and "Festival of Life UK," both held at the ExCel London.

In November 2019, he hosted a gospel concert at the Indigo 02 in London, which was a sold-out concert with a seating capacity of 2,800.

Minister Smith worshipped the name of Jesus Christ on February 27, 2021, in Ghana through a worship and praise event dubbed "Emmanuel Smith Live in Ghana" with performances from other spirit-filled Ghanaian-based gospel artists like; KODA, Joe Mettle, Efe Grace, Nat Abbey, Pastor Isaiah Fosu Kwakye, Preachers, Philip Adzale, Ella Duncan-Williams, MOG, Akese Brempong, Jacquelyn Oforiwaa-Amanfo, and other gospel ministers.

Again at the Indigo O2 Arena in November 2022, the gospel icon hosted a sold-out concert. In December, he partnered with renowned UK-based rapper Stormzy to host a concert in the UK.

Emmanuel, a proud mama’s boy, credits his mother for being the most influential person in his life, saying, "I am blessed to have a mother who instilled the love of God in me at a tender age and also ensured that I remain grounded in God." She’s always instilled in me the faith to never give up, and that’s what I still walk with to this day.


The young artist, who is passionate about engaging culture and bridging the mainstream-gospel divide without compromising the message of Christ, said he desires to give people hope and joy through his talent.


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