There aren’t many men of 29 with a CV as flowered with accidental triumph as that of Jamal Edwards. Having received an MBE for his services to music - and one of the few who can boast an A-List-filled photo collection including a selfie spudding Prince William and Harry, an image that went from Jamal’s Twitter to the pages of Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Having gone from creating his own YouTube channel to curating stages at Bestival and Wireless, from filming on British housing estates to recording interviews from 10 Downing Street to the Bermuda Triangle, Edwards can now boast an expanding business portfolio and a solid reputation that sees him inspiring a new wave of digital entrepreneurialism.
Encapsulating the DIY ethos of the underground music scene that inspired the teen to pick up a camera in the first place, Jamal Edwards was - and still is - responsible for documenting the rise of a new breed of previously ignored video stars. Now SBTV, the first new media business on YouTube, can boast a subscriber base of over 950,000 & 600 million+ views. Jamal has grown his youth broadcasting channel, ‘SBTV’, from the inner confines of his bedroom into a renowned brand with global reach. He can now be found on The Times ‘Young Power’ List.