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Entrepreneur Jamal Edwards inspires Bromley-by-Bow pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:50 23 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 23 October 2013

Jamal Edwards at The Ian Mikardo High School in Bromley By Bow with his new book,

Jamal Edwards at The Ian Mikardo High School in Bromley By Bow with his new book, "Self Belief The Vision"

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Entrepreneur Jamal Edwards told pupils to follow their dreams and be “persistent” during a school visit yesterday.

The 23-year-old founder of online youth broadcasting channel SB.TV, who has worked with the likes of Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, left pupils at Ian Mikardo High School in Bromley-by-Bow inspired.

He recollected his teenage years in west London, telling pupils: “Seven years ago, sitting in my bedroom, I didn’t think I could do all these things. The main thing is believe in yourself. Just keep on being persistent. Lots of people will say no, but I was inspired by being told ‘no’ all the time. I kept going.

“There are people who look at things and ask why. I say, dream of things that never were and ask why not.”

Jamal signed copies of his best-selling book Self Belief, The Vision, for pupils during Tuesday’s visit to the school in William Guy Gardens.

Headteacher Claire Lillis said afterwards: “It was wonderful to see the boys so engaged with a young male role model who understands what it’s like to make your own way in life.”

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