Stormzy, born as Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., is an English rapper with a Ghanaian descent.

He made a swift rise in the early 2010s to become one of the U.K.’s most critically-acclaimed artists.

Climbing out of the underground grime scene, he made his breakthrough in 2017 with his platinum-certified, chart-topping debut, Gang Signs & Prayer.


won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC’s influential Sound of 2015 list.

Below is a detailed biography of the Award-winning artist:

Real Name

He was born Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. He goes by the stage name Stormzy.


He was born on the 26th of July, 1993. He is 26 years old.


has been in a relationship with Maya Jama, a famous and radio and tv presenter. However, the two broke up days after they were seen celebrating her birthday together at a lavish party.

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The British power couple had been dating for four years but a rep for Maya, 25 confirmed that the couple is no longer together.

It comes just after Stormzy, 26, was seen attending Maya’s 25th birthday party on Sunday evening at Night Tales bar in Hackney, London.


He launched his career clashing at youth clubs around his hometown. His performances evolved from grime-only music that showed a love of artists like Skepta to more rap-oriented material that reflected Stormzy’s growing appreciation for artists like Drake.

Late in 2013, he began uploading his “Wicked Skengman” series of freestyles over classic grime beats; in 2014, he made his official debut with the EP Dreamers Disease.

A year later he released the single “Know Me From” along with “WickedSkengMan 4,” the first track in his “WickedSkengMan” freestyle series and a Top 20 hit in the U.K.

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That December, Stormzy performed the single’s B-side, “Shut Up,” at a match between heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

The song jumped into the Top 40 following the broadcast, and the rapper launched a campaign to have the song top the charts during Christmas.

This boosted the track to the number eight position, and the number one position on the R&B singles chart. Before returning to the studio to record his first LP, he released non-album single “Scary” in the spring of 2016.


Stormzy returned in 2017 with his official full-length debut Gang Signs & Prayer (#Merky Records), which featured the platinum single “Big for Your Boots,” “Cigarettes & Cush” with Kehlani, and “Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2” with MNEK.

The critically-lauded set debuted atop the U.K. albums chart and was soon certified platinum.

In 2018, the album took home the prize for British Album of the Year and Stormzy was crowned British Male Solo Artist of the Year at the annual Brit Awards.

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Riding the wave of acclaim, he was announced as one of the headliners at 2019’s Glastonbury Festival.

That year, he also scored his first number-one single in the U.K. with “Vossi Bop.”

Stormzy Awards

Stormzy has been nominated for several awards and has on many occasions bagged them home. He has won 24 awards and gotten 46 nominations so far in his career. Check out the list of his awards here.


Stormzy Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

His official Instagram username is @stormzy. He is known on Twitter as @stormzy. His Facebook account is simply Stormzy.


Stormzy Latest Songs

The artist has won the hearts of multitudes of people, especially with his beautiful hit tunes. Among them is the banger, Blinded by your Grace, Shut Up, Vossi Bop, Crown,  among many others. You can listen and download Stormzy’s music here.


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