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Jamal Edwards dies: SB.TV founder and son of Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards dies aged 31

Jamal Edwards MBE – the founder of the online urban music platform SB.TV – is said to have passed away at the age of 31

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Musical pioneer Jamal Edwards MBE – credited with launching the careers of several musical artists and inspiring a generation – has died aged 31.

The entrepreneur is the founder of online urban music platform SB.TV and the son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards.

His pioneering work in the music industry has resulted in him becoming friends with a number of celebrities – including Ed SheeranWill.i.am, Professor Green and Rio Ferdinand.

Tributes have poured on social media to the 2014 New Year Honors MBE winner for his work in music and business – including from colleagues his mother’s Denise Welch television.

The TV star wrote: “My heart aches for my friend Brenda. I can’t stand it. Jamal Edwards is a wonderful son and brother.”







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One fan added: “A pioneer in bringing black British music and culture digital through SBTV. Thank you for being a visual content leader and home. for artists who don’t feel seen in the mainstream. The impact is felt and will be for generations to come. An eternal talent. RIP Jamal Edwards.”

A second wrote: “A true pioneer. Such sad news. Rest in peace, Jamal Edwards.”

“This is devastating news. The RIP for the cultural giant is Jamal Edwards. I truly cannot believe we have lost such an important and widely loved figure in British culture skin. black,” joined another devastated fan.

The cause of his death has not yet been revealed.

Just three days ago, Jamal was Instagram to upload a snap of himself and successful player Ed Sheeran.

“Happy birthday OG, Ed. I’m so lucky to have you in my life. I know I’ve been a mate for so long regardless of years! Keep breaking it and inspiring. inspiration for all of us. G!” he wrote in happy birthday.







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Earlier this month, he attended the BRIT Awards and posed on the red carpet in an eye-catching mustard yellow suit.

He shared social media posts after the biggest night in the music business calendar.

Jamal – who grew up on an estate in Acton, West London – was destined for success after his mother gave him a £200 camcorder for Christmas when he was 15.







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YouTube had just launched and Jamal decided to post some footage of foxes in his back garden and was amazed to see the clip had 1,000 views.

Realizing that this background could be the path to success, he went to film his friend on the property he lived in to perform dirty music.

He told MailOnline in 2013: “At the time, there was no place to showcase our kind of utterance and rapping, so I thought, OK, I want to create that platform.

It took a while for Jamal’s idea to work, and in the meantime, his mother forced him to work at Topman.

In his spare time outside the store, he started hanging out at BBCSneaking into rave reviews and texting record labels to ask for interview time with their artists.

Three years later, when he secured his first non-boring interview with Kelly Rowland – kicking off his career as he went on to interview big names including Bruno Mars, Nicki MinajTrey Songz.







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Jamal has achieved a lot in his life, including being featured in ES Power 1000 – London’s Most Influential People 2013 as well as being chosen as an ambassador for youth charity years, The Prince’s Reliability in 2013.

The following year it was listed as #2 on The Guardian’s Top 30 Young People in Digital Media and TIME Magazine named Edwards one of its ‘Next Generation Leaders’. surname.

In 2015, he was awarded Best New StartUp from Virgin Media and Virgin StartUp and was named on Debrett’s list of the 500 most influential people in the UK in the New Media section.

2016 saw the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) induct Edwards into the Walk of Fame and GQ Magazine’s 100 Most Connected Men of All Time as well as







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In 2021 Jamal was appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Sussex in September 2021 and that same year the University of West London awarded him an honorary degree.

Jamal has also pre-made a documentary about mental health in the music industry.

Talking about fighting anxiety, this entrepreneur said: “Anxiety strikes me at the most random times. I want to create awareness. Since music is my starting point, I I feel obliged to talk about these other issues. I wanted to get people talking to each other and they did, I’m happy.”

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