We have been left saddened and devastated by the news of Jamal’s untimely passing. Jamal was a giant. He left a huge impression on everyone he met, with his infectious energy and optimism. His contribution to UK music, entrepreneurship and culture, through the barrier-breaking SB.TV, is clearly undeniable. To Jamal Edwards Delve, Jamal is more than just a founder.

He was present in the daily life of the charity that he set up, which bears his name and is in the neighbourhood in which he grew up. Jamal has influenced and changed the lives of many young people, including those that he met directly through sessions at our youth centres over the past few years.

Jamal’s #selfbelief mantra runs through our DNA. His life is proof that we are defined only by the ambitions we set for ourselves and the contribution we make to the lives of others. Everyone at JE Delve, from the Trustees to the youth workers, will do our best to preserve his immeasurable legacy, especially in Acton where he put down so many roots. May he rest in power, and may his incredible contribution live on through the work which he began at JE Delve.

Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PhD


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