The first-ever differently abled pop star, Emmanuel Kelly is a singer, producer and businessman with a vision and passion to change global perceptions through a creative and collaborative approach to life.
I have never met anyone more passionate, enthusiastic, determined, and charming than Emmanuel. His energy is infectious and his work is tireless.
We met over Zoom in early April and by the end of May I was on my way to Cannes for the launch of Outlyer Entertainment, a multi-platform company that embraces the talents and stories of uniquely-abled individuals. An Outlyer is a person or thing differing from all other members of a particular group or set. Emmanuel has quickly made me realise that “I am an Outlyer!”
Driving Inclusion, creating opportunities, and building communities, The Outlyer Foundation fights to create an even playing field for the differently abled in the entertainment businesses (writers, directors, film makers, actors, singers…the list is exhaustive).
It was Emmanuel, while we were still in Cannes, who introduced me to Laura Hameed, executive director of the Columbus Children’s Fund (CFF), another of the charities our LOVE HERO collaboration benefits.