Jamal Edwards

Amateur film-maker turned multimillionaire

Jamal Edward is a 22 year old entrepreneur who use to post videos on YouTube of himself and his mates, He then  became a famous entrepreneur and is now worth £6 million and has his own company called SB.TV.

SB.TV was founded in 2006, when a teenage Jamal Edwards (son of The X Factor series 2 contestant Brenda Edwards) began filming rap freestyles with a handycam, which he would then upload to his YouTube account. For the first three years Edwards acted alone to provide amateur footage regarding many British grime artists, such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder, with the first SB.TV video being uploaded in February 2007. As the channel began to attract more attention, it also began offering lifestyle interviews and event coverage, and a production team of ten people was established as a result

Recently, the company has cited its aim to become a more 'diverse youth lifestyle broadcaster,' incorporating more genres of music. This has been seen in the inclusion of acoustic artists such as Ed Sheeran and other popular artists such as Jessie J, Nicki Minaj,The Wanted and Pixie Lott. In February 2011, SB.TV launched their own music label Just Jam (an imprint of Sony RCA) and recently announced their first signing as east London MC, Maxsta. In March 2011 it had been suggested that the company are expected to go into business with restaurant chain Nando's.

Jamal Edward had showed determination for doing something that he really desires. He use to post videos on YouTube of him and his friends rapping and now he is touring with Dr Dre.

Nusrat Murshed

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