“Life is full of challenges”
In Kings College hospital, Camberwell on the 17th of May 1988, proud parents Genevive and Edward welcomed into the world their son Edvin Dudley Kwame Johnson weighing in at 6lbs 101/2 ozs.
He was a boisterous and inquisitive youngster full of questions. Edvin, developed skills and passions for swimming, playing the flute, martial arts and football amongst many. He attended St Joseph’s Primary school where his teacher Miss Russell soon became his favourite, and played Tennis at Ruskin Park and also joined the Dulwich Hamlet football club.
As a teenager his family and friends knew him as a man of many talents. He was a footballer, a comedian, a musician, an entrepreneur, a people’s person and a sports man. His footballing skills won him awards at his college playoffs and he was a devoted Arsenal fan with his favourite players at the time being Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.
His passion for music began to shine in his later teens, he had already learnt to play the flute and he enjoyed singing and writing his own songs. He was a good speaker and role model and his family and friends describe him as a “natural leader”.
He was heading off to University to accomplish his dreams, and was a week away from studying Sports Management and Business Studies.
“Edvin was always warm, loving and caring to family and friends; he was non-judgmental and always believed in second chances” – Genevieve Johnson