In quotes: Emmanuel Lawal

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In quotes: Emmanuel Lawal

The presenter and DJ has a thing for confidence, cutlery, Catalan modernism, white chocolate and Seventies carpets

Team Smith

BY Team Smith7 October 2022

DJ, presenter, producer, entrepreneur – Emmanuel Lawal is many things, and most of them can be found where the venn diagram of music, fashion and travel intersects.

As one half of Audiocomingsoon, with friend Ashton Gohli, he’s as adept behind the decks – soundtracking good times everywhere from backstage at Coachella to Louboutin launches to Rinse FM – as he is behind the mic; their online radio show, the ACS Show, welcomed the likes of Damson Idris, Yinka Ilori and Will Poulter to chat creativity, inspiration and music. We fired him a few questions during a sneak peek of the NoMad‘s new basement club…

Emmanuel Lawal at Common Decency by Louis AW Sheridan | Mr & Mrs Smith

Quote to live by
Rumi: ‘Appear as you are. Be as you appear.’

Accent or language that turns you on

Book that shaped you

Favourite artist
(Within music) Jay-Z.

Favourite museum/gallery
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

Favourite bar
Oblix East, the Shard.

Emmanuel Lawal at the NoMad London by Louis AW Sherdian | Mr & Mrs Smith

Comfort food
A plate of southern-fried food.

Favourite cocktail
Virgin piña colada (mocktails only).

Most memorable meal
Back in 2020, seated on my hotel balcony in Ravello eating the most delicious plate of lobster linguine that ended far too quickly.

Worst holiday hangover
I’m exempt from hangovers.

Best vintage/antique find
My first watch, a 1974 stainless steel vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust.

Homewares you hunt while travelling
Cutlery! An interesting matching set.

Emmanuel Lawal at Common Decency by Louis AW Sherdian | Mr & Mrs Smith

Architecture that awes you
Catalan modernism.

Design decade you feel at home in
1970’s design – high-tech futurism and psychedelic excess. Colours! Patterns! Carpets!

Interiors you envy
Anything John Pawson has created.

Go-to spa treatment

How do you unwind?
By playing the music that came before me really loud.

Most stylish place

Emmanuel Lawal at the NoMad London by Louis AW Sherdian | Mr & Mrs Smith

Most regrettable holiday purchase

Your must-pack item

City you’d move to
Barcelona, any day.

Strangest hotel experience
Way too many to mention.

Best place you’ve ever swum
Deiá, Mallorca.

Best beach you’ve ever found
The Maldives.

It’s not a holiday without…
Getting into a little trouble.

Guilty pleasure
White chocolate.

@account to follow

Pool or ocean

Define love in three words
Real, deep and forever.

Define sex in three words
Passionate, spontaneous and necessary.

Emmanuel was photographed at Common Decency downstairs at the NoMad London by Louis AW Sheridan.