Stormzy who is also known as Michael Omari is an English grime and hip-hop artist and also a Machester United fan. Read on to get more information about the rapper, his collaborations, girlfriend, body measurements, height, net worth, and more.
Stormzy Bio: Age, Real Name
Stormzy was born on July 26, 1993, in Croydon, London as Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr. He is popular as Stormzy but some call him Micheal Omari. His father’s name is not known but his mother is Abigail Owuo. He has older sisters – Rachel Owuo and Slyvia Owuo. He is also cousins with English rapper and BBC Sound of 2017 nominee, Nadia Rose.
Though born in Croydon, he is of Ghanaian descent and also of black ethnicity. Stormzy had a rough childhood while growing up in the Thronton Heath district of South London where he and his two sisters were raised by their single mother because their father who is a cab driver abandoned them. He attended Harris Academy, South Norwood, and would more often than not run into trouble in school and even got suspended at some point but he was a bright kid.
He got introduced to the world of rap and hip-hop at the age of 11 when he would often have burst-ups with other rappers who were even older than he was at a local club in the area he grew up. Upon his graduation from school, Stormzy started working in different spheres – an apprenticeship with Leamington Spa and also, working in quality assurance for an oil refinery in Southampton which lasted for about two years.
Career Beginnings and Rise
Stormzy’s music career began from the background and then launched out with his release of the Wicked Skengman series of freestyles with over classic grime beats which attracted positive responses. He followed that up with an independent release – a debut EP – Dreamers Disease in July 2014. His popularity soared after this and he won the Best Grime Act at the MOBO awards that year since then his career has not looked back. He won the award again back-to-back in the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards.
This talented rap artist has collaborated with high-profile artists such as Professor Green, Chipmunk, Raleigh Ritchie, Bully, Timbo, etc, and he was made the 2015 BBC Influential Sound list. He dropped the single, “Know Me From” in March 2015, and later he released the fourth part of his “WickedSkengMan” series. The track “Shut Up” ranked #1 on the UK R&B singles chart. His debut 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 ask. Yes, you may not have seen her in the news flashes like the Kim Kardashians’ and Beyonce’s of the entertainment industry, but wait for it because they are about to become the next Hollywood’s next young power couple.
Maya Jama is a radio and TV presenter and also a broadcast journalist for MTV. The Bristol-born journalist who was born August 14, 1994, is of Somali and Swedish descent. The couple met in 2015 and dated for one year before making their relationship public knowledge in August 2016. Though madly in love with her beau, Stormzy, it irks her when she is referred to as ‘Stormzy’s girlfriend’ as she claims she has her own life and personality and refuses to be muddled up into another person’s life. On her 22nd birthday, Stormzy wrote Maya an entire song, “Birthday Girl” to celebrate her and aside from being a journalist, Maya is also a fashion model and an actress.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Forbes, in 2017 named Stormzy on the list of 2017 Cash Princes. That goes a long way to show that the rapper has come of age in the wealth circles. His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million with consideration to his album sales and tours, singles releases, etc.
Height, Body Measurements
This savvy and bearded rapper is a tall young man with a 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) height and an athletic build. He’s 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).
Other Facts About Stormzy
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.