Stormzy, also known as Michael Omari, is an English Grime- and Hip-Hop artist and also a fan of Machester United. Read on to learn more about the rapper, his collaborations, his girlfriend, his body measurements, his height, his fortune and more.
Stormzy Bio: Age, Real Name
Stormzy was born on 26 July 1993 in Croydon, London, as Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr. He is popular as Stormzy, but some call him Michael Omari. His father’s name is not known, but his mother is Abigail Owuo. He has older sisters – Rachel Owuo and Slyvia Our. He is also related to the English rapper and BBC Sound of 2017 candidate Nadia Rose.
Although born in Croydon, he is of Ghanaian descent and is also of black ethnicity. Stormzy had a difficult childhood while growing up in Thronton Heath in South London, where he and his two sisters were raised by their single mother because her father, who is a taxi driver, had left them. He attended Harris Academy in South Norwood and got into trouble at school and was even suspended at some point, but he was a bright child.
He was introduced to the world of rap and hip-hop at the age of 11 when he would often have clashed with other rappers even older than him at a local club in the area where he grew up. After graduating from school, Stormzy began working in a variety of fields – an apprenticeship at Leamington Spa and also in quality assurance at an oil refinery in Southampton, which lasted for about two years.
Career Beginnings and Rise
Stormzy’s music career began in the background and then began with the release of the freestyle series Wicked Skengman with more than classic Grime beats, which met with positive reactions. This was followed by an independent release – a debut EP – Dreamers Disease in July 2014, after which his popularity skyrocketed and he won the Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards that year, and his career has never looked back since. He won the MOBO Awards in 2014 and 2015 again in a row.
This talented rap artist has collaborated with such high-profile artists as Professor Green, Chipmunk, Raleigh Ritchie, Bully, Timbo, etc., and was placed on the BBC Influential Sound List 2015. In March 2015 he dropped the single “Know Me From” and later released the fourth part of his “WickedSkengMan” series. The title “Shut Up” reached number 1 in the British R&B single charts. His first studio album “Gang Signs & Prayer” was released in February 2017.
Who Is Stormzy’s Girlfriend?
Stormzy is not married, but he has a girlfriend and she is Maya Jama! Who is she? I can almost hear you when you ask. Yeah, you may not have seen them on the news like the Kim Kardashians and Beyonce’s of the entertainment industry, but wait for it, because they’re about to become the next young power couple in Hollywood.
Maya Jama is a radio and television presenter and also a radio journalist for MTV. The Bristol-born journalist, born on 14 August 1994, is of Somali and Swedish descent. The couple met in 2015 and met for a year before making their relationship public in August 2016. Although she is madly in love with her admirer Stormzy, she is annoyed when she is called “Stormzy’s girlfriend” because she claims to have her own life and personality and refuses to be drawn into another person’s life. On her 22nd birthday, Stormzy Maya wrote an entire song, “Birthday Girl”, to celebrate her, and apart from being a journalist, Maya is also a model and an actress.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Forbes, in 2017, Stormzy named Stormzy on the “Cash Princes 2017” list. This shows that the rapper has grown up in affluent circles. His net worth is estimated at over $2 million, taking into account his album sales and tours, single releases, etc.
Stormzy Height, Body Measurements
This shrewd and bearded rapper is a tall young man with a height of 196 cm (6 ft 5 in) and an athletic build. He is dark-skinned with dark brown eyes and black hair. His body measurements are 44-15-35 inches and his weight is 95 kg (209.5 lbs).
- He is a Manchester United FC fan and has featured in an Adidas advert for the club.
- His picture was used mistakenly by an Irish newspaper, The Herald to announce the arrival of soccer star, Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United which left Stormzy furious. However, the newspaper later apologized.
- He is friends with the club’s most expensive player and France’s star, Paul Pogba.
- He made his acting debut in the 2016 movie, Brotherhood.
- He also made his TV show debut in the 2015 comedy series, Chewing Gum.