Jamal Edwards, a British entrepreneur, died on February 20 at 31. His management verified the news to the PA news agency. He was best known as the inventor of the music portal SBTV, which popularized grime and launched many other performers. After verifying with his agency, the BBC broke the news of his death on Sunday evening. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Edwards attended the BRIT Awards on February 8 and is said to have played as a DJ in London on February 19.
I used to talk to this 15 y/o kid on MSN & we compared notes on cameras in my early Despacam days.
That kid went on to become a giant by the name of Jamal Edwards. He left the door open & 1000s of us ran through it.
Thank you so much Jamal 🕊❤️.
An unquantifiable impact pic.twitter.com/VvBliln05J
— Despa Robinson (@DespaRobinson) February 20, 2022
All About Jamal Edwards
Jamal Edwards was born in Luton, England, on August 24, 1990. He spent his early years there before moving to Acton, West London, with his mother Brenda, stepfather Patrick, and younger sister Tanisha. Edwards’ mother encouraged him to pursue acting and theatre, but he wanted to be successful in music. He subsequently went to Acton High School, where he struggled to acquire the marks needed for college, finally studying for an additional year.
Ealing Green College awarded Edwards a BTEC Diploma in Media Moving Image. During his school years, he started rapping and making videos with his buddies, which he uploaded on YouTube. SBTV got its start with videos. He had worked for the retail company Topman for four years before starting SBTV to support himself financially. In 2006, Edwards began SBTV as a YouTube channel and ran it as a youth broadcaster. He quickly gained a large following and was able to contract with well-known record companies.
The channel’s name was inspired by Jamal’s stage moniker, SmokeyBarz. SBTV debuted with songs by Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Bugzy Malone, Stormzy, and others. The channel has over 1.22 million followers and almost one billion views on YouTube. SBTV quickly gained popularity, and the author used his fortune to fund mental health initiatives and to establish a project to renovate juvenile facilities in 2021. In 2014, Edwards was awarded an MBE for his services to music. He was also an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a youth organization run by the Prince of Wales that assists young entrepreneurs in getting their businesses off the ground.
Jamal Edwards’s Net Worth
According to some latest reports and research, Jamal Edwards estimated net worth was around $10 million as of August 2023. However, Jamal has never revealed his other detail, such as his annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements.