Emmanuel Essien, AKA D'mannis, makes radio jingles for companies on his computer. He lives for music: `Music is life - which profession can be compared to music? I eat, sleep and travel at my own convenience. I have watched musicians come and go...’ he says.
D'mannis hit the headlines in 2004 as the third Nigerian to be selected to go for the final Heats in the Project Fame Academy event in South Africa, 2004.
Apart from thrilling audiences with his fantastic singing voice, he also uses his voice in his other passion, ventriloquism.