EmmoLei Sankofa


Los Angeles

Composer. Artist. Founder, Bèl Son.

Affiliations: Composer's Diversity Collective, The Recording Academy, The Television Academy, BMI, Tau Beta Sigma
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EmmoLei Sankofa, an American composer, producer, musician, artist, and creative entrepreneur, channels her expansive creativity across music, visual media, and fine art. Recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the inaugural Outstanding Original Score for Film/TV category, EmmoLei's innovative compositions have left an indelible mark on acclaimed productions such as Hulu's "The Other Black Girl, Three Ways, Disney+'s Project CC, Lizzo’s Emmy-Award winning series Watch Out For the Big Grrrls and much more. Additionally, her work has graced screens at HBO, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Lionsgate, Warner Bros, and various film festivals worldwide. In addition to her remarkable body of work as a composer, EmmoLei has led as sound supervisor on projects for major brands such as Nike, Pandora, Vans, Kamala Harris for the People, and Pulse Films,  and more through her creative audio company, Bèl Son.

EmmoLei's diverse discography comprises over twenty-one independently released albums, EPs, and singles, showcasing a fusion of soul, jazz, classical, and rhythm and blues. Notably, her single "Don’t Fight" was featured on Adult Swim’s OPUS compilation album. A dynamic percussionist, EmmoLei has shared the stage with the likes of Nelly, Ella Mai, and Kurt Schneider. Her debut on Mobley’s Devil in a Daydream Virtual Tour marked a significant milestone in her career as a solo act. An alum of the Sundance Composers Lab and Recording Academy NEXT program, EmmoLei has been guided by esteemed figures in the Film/TV and music industry and championed as an emerging talent and influential voice among the next generation of industry leaders. 

EmmoLei’s work has garnered attention on various platforms, including Hollywood Records “The Big Score,” The Karen Hunter Show, The Film Scorer, Lyrical Lemonade, OC Weekly, Billboard, and more. She was inducted into the inaugural class of Hampton University’s Young Alumni 40 under 40 honorees and served as SCAD Atlanta’s alumni speaker for the 2023 Commencement ceremony. 

EmmoLei indulges her curiosity outside her artistic endeavors through boxing, nutrition, wellness, the art of business, coffee science, design, and beyond.


The Other Black Girl
Series | Hulu
EP Danielle Henderson

Project CC
Short Film | Walt Disney Studios
Dir. Cashmere Jasmine
Official Selection, 2023 Urbanworld Film Festival
*Premiere and Official Selection, 2023 HollyShorts Film Festival

Three Ways
Feature Film | HULU
Dir. Jamal Dedeaux
*Premiere, American Black Film Festival (2022)
Formerly "The Threesome"

Chocolate Milk
Feature Documentary
Dir./Prod. Elizabeth Bayne

Step Up: High Water S3
Series | Starz
Exec Producer: Holly Sorensen

Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls
Series I Amazon Studios

Horror Noire
Anthology Film/Series | AMC/Shudder
Exec Producers: Shelby Stone, Derek Dudley

Read more: https://www.spectracreativeagency.com/spectra-composers/emmolei-sankofa

NAACP Image Award Nominee (2024), Outstanding Original Score for Film/TV – The Other Black Girl

Arbel Bedak
spectra creative agency
los angeles, ca

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