With Sudan on the cusp of splitting into two countries, a vote many fear will lead to civil war, hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal is hoping music can help prevent any more violence in the country. So, the former Sudanese child soldier penned 'We Want Peace' and, with the help of some famous friends, made a music video to spread his message.

"The whole year, we knew something was going to happen," the rapper and activist tells PopEater. "We didn't want [Sudan] to go back to war, so that's how this song came about."