Emmanuel Disu is a music producer from Jos, Nigeria. Born in 1991 to the late Pastor Olukayode Disu and Pastor (Mrs.) Salewa Disu, Emmanuel is an instrumentalist who learned to play the piano, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar without formal musical training. However, he has been around musical instruments since the age of 11.
Disu, as he often is called, started his primary education in 1994 at Maryam Kiddy Academy, and later moved to St. Luke’s Primary School, where he completed his primary education in 2001. That same year, he started his secondary education at St. Paul’s Academy and completed in 2007. His love for African arts and entertainment led him to get a diploma degree in Theatre and Film Arts at the University of Jos in 2010, and in 2015, he earned a bachelor of science in Mass Communication (Television Production) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he ranked among the top ten students in his department.
While at University, he decided to make a career of music. He worked as a volunteer music producer at Xylo Africa Studio from 2013 to 2017. During this period, he collaborated with music producers such as Suka Sounds, Dalyop Gwom (Daps), TUC, and worked with artists like Em Ma’andik Doeko’os, Sha, G-Choms Dashyah, and Dele, among many others.
Disu has produced movie soundtrack scores for Nollywood films such as A Day Outside, Master of Wild, Exhumed, I Will Do My All, and Relapse. In 2019, he was nominated for best original movie soundtrack at the Toronto International Nollywood Film festival. He recently collaborated with Ugandan-American recording artist and ethnomusicologist Damascus Kafumbe on remixing his new song cycle EP Nsomesa Okwagala (Teach Me to Love).