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Ones To Watch: Emani Talitha

Emani Talitha

Emani Talitha, a one to watch R&B singer-songwriter from South London, emerges as a rising star in the UK R&B scene, poised to captivate audiences in 2024 and beyond. With a blend of soulful melodies and insightful lyrics, Emani's music exudes a fresh and captivating presence, promising to leave a lasting impression on the music scene.

SDS: Introduce yourself to those who might not be familiar with you. Who are you and where are you from? 

Emani Talitha: My name is Emani Talitha and I'm a singer songwriter from South London.

SDS: What got you into singing and how long have you been singing?

Emani Talitha: I was a quiet kid and my mum got me into a performing arts club at the age of 5, I've been singing and performing ever since 

SDS: You dropped your debut EP in February “Loving my 20s”, talk to us about it. How long had you been working on it?

Emani Talitha: I was working on this project for 2 years, I took time out to write, find the right producers , get the right mix and write something most people can relate to. We all go through love, heartbreak and insecurity, and can resonate with prayers, manifestation and positive vibes. I wanted to articulate that through this project.

Singer Songerwriter Emani Talitha

SDS: What is your favourite track from the EP and why?

Emani Talitha: ‘Manifestation Song’, because it's a song full of hope, faith, belief and soothing vocals that will inspire you and encourage you to fulfil your dreams.

SDS: Were there any tracks that didn't make it onto the EP, could we be hearing any of them soon maybe?

Emani Talitha: Yes, there were a few songs that didn't make it and could possibly be coming out in the future!

SDS: If you could only listen to one song on repeat for a whole day what would it be and why?

Emani Talitha: It would be a gospel song called "Encourage Yourself", because it's so easy to doubt yourself and fear but if you’re constantly encouraging yourself it will raise your vibrations . 

SDS: What’s the most challenging thing about an artist?

Emani Talitha

Emani Talitha: Marketing & funding and over thinking every single thing!

SDS: What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Emani Talitha: Authentic, spiritual and fun.

SDS: What is a skill you've always wanted to learn?

Emani Talitha: Umm...rollerskating

SDS: Why rollerskating?

Emani Talitha: Because it's just fun, and it just gives freedom. I can skate a little bit but I want to do some moves, some tricks.

SDS: What would you like to see happen next for the UK R&B scene?


Emani Talitha: More collaborations with R&B artists. More singers singing on rappers' hooks, more support from platforms and a online R&B platform that supports artists like how other platforms like SBTV, LINKUP TV AND GRM DAILY do.

Emani Talitha

SDS: You performed at Finesse Foreva's event "R&B Foreva",how was that experience?

Emani Talitha: The experience was 10/10! I really enjoyed the performance, I had fun with it!

The crowd was locked in from the start, they sang with me and I got a lot of great feedback about my performance that night . 

SDS: What’s your favourite thing about performing live?

Emani Talitha: My favourite thing would be connecting with the audience, hearing the audience sing my songs back to me, telling my story and knowing people are actually listening and relating to me. 

SDS: What can people expect from you going forward?

Emani Talitha: More great music & more personality!

Emani Talitha Debut EP Loving My 20's

Listen to Emani Talitha's debut EP 'Loving my 20's". Available on Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify!

Follow her on Instagram & TikTok.


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