Jamal Edwards’ career began after he received a camera for Christmas and he is later credited with helping launch the careers of many stars, including Ed Sheeran.
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Jamal Edwards’ hugely impressive business career was kicked off after his mother bought him a £200 camera for Christmas.
He is credited with helping launch the careers of many musicians, including Ed Sheeranthanks to his YouTube channel SB:TV.
And his career journey was enhanced by a simple Christmas gift from his mother.
Jamal, who grew up on an estate in Acton, West London, received the camera from his mother when he was 15 years old.
At the time when YouTube was just launching, he decided to post a clip of foxes in his back garden and he was quickly surprised to discover that the video had received more than 1,000 views.
He quickly understood that could be a cornerstone of his success and decided to shoot a movie about a friend on campus who was performing lousy music.
Talking to Online email in 2013, Jamal said, “Back then, there was no place to showcase our rapping and rapping, so I thought, OK, I want to create that platform.”
Under his own rap moniker Smokey Barz, Jamal founded the channel SB: TV.
Although his channel eventually established him as an industry pioneer, his efforts are far from an overnight success.
He was forced to work at Topman by his mother and had to try to forge a career in the music industry in his spare time.
He’ll find himself hanging around BBC studios in an effort to get interviews and will also sneak in and take the time to text the record labels to ask for interview time with their stars.
His work at Topman is said to give him the confidence he needs to approach people this way.
Jamal’s big break came three years after he was able to secure an interview with his first star outside the dusty world – Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland.
Since then, his career has flourished and in 2013 he was chosen as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.
A year later, he was ranked number two in The Guardian’s Top 30 Young People in Digital Media, while TIME Magazine named him one of its Next Generation Leaders. surname.
He was also awarded an MBE in 2014 and last year was appointed an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Sussex.
The University of West London also awarded him an honorary degree last year, while also leading a powerful documentary focusing on mental health in the music industry.
Stars in the music industry quickly cast doubt upon the news of his death.
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