A talented grime artist, Stormzy is best known for his acclaimed single, Shut Up, which went on to earn platinum accreditation in the UK. Since then, he has released several additional hits such as Big for Your Boots, Cold, Scary, and Know Me From. Below, you can find more facts about the multi-talented musician.
Stormzy – 2017 Facts
Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr.
Stormzy, Wicked Skengman
Occupation and Job
Grime artist, hip-hop artist, musician, record producer
Stormzy initially rose to fame following the release of Shut Up in 2015. Since then, he has churned out several acclaimed singles including Know Me From, Big For Your Boots, Dude, and WickedSkengman 4.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 24 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on July 26, 1993
Place of Birth/Hometown
Stormzy was born in London, England. Growing up, he spent his youth in the district of Thornton Heath, where he went to school.
Stormzy Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 6’5″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 195cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 210 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 95kg
At this time, Stormzy’s body measurements are unavailable
35 inches or 95cm
His shoe size has not been disclosed
Stormzy’s Personal Life in 2017
Is Stormzy in a Relationship?
Currently, Stormy is dating Maya Jama, a radio and television presenter from Bristol. It’s speculated that the two have been together for over a year, prior to going public in 2016.
For her 22nd birthday, the rapper had dedicated the song, Birthday Girl to her.
At this time, we do not have any information on Stormzy’s prior relationships or girlfriends.
Stormzy has a sister who he had purchased a lavish car for earlier this summer.
As far as we know, Stormzy does not have any brothers.
As far as we know, the rapper does not have any children.
Growing up in England, Stormzy went to Harris Academy South Norwood, a city academy in London. Despite having run into a fair share of trouble as a teen, he excelled in many of his classes with a number of A’s.
Did Stormzy Go to College
After completing high school, he did an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, England. From there, he worked at an oil refinery before pursuing a music career full time.
At this time, we do not have any details on Stormzy’s salary.
As of 2017, Stormzy has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Whenever he has free time, he likes to kick back and play video games- especially Fifa with his friends
Favorite TV Show
Believe it or not, the artist is actually a big fan of the reality series, Love Island- a show that he has watched since day one
Favorite Music Artists
His favorite music artists include Skepta, Wiley, Lauryn Hill, and Frank Ocean.
Favorite Grime Songs
Pow by Lethal Bizzle, Ps & Qs by Kano, What Do U Call It by Wiley and Creeper Freestyle by Dizzee Rascal
Born on July 26, he is a Cancer
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Stormzy’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Stormzy’s Facebook Account
Stormzy’s Twitter Username
Stormzy’s Instagram Username
Stormzy’s Youtube Channel
Stormzy’s Snapchat Username
Stormzy’s Snapchat username is @stormzy1
Other Interesting Facts:
- He has collaborated with the likes of Ray BLK, Ed Sheeran, Linking Park, Little Mix, and Chip, among others
- So far this year, he received a BET Award, a GQ Men of the Year Award, and two Rated Awards
- As a teen, he was on the verge of being expelled from school; in his own words, he “was a very naughty child”
- Shortly after the release of his debut EP, he became the first unsigned artist to appear on the music programming, Later with Jools Holland
- He started to rap at the age of eleven with a few friends after school
- Earlier this year, he woke up to find police kicking down his door; allegedly, officials had mistakeningly targeted the building
- As you can probably tell, Stormzy is not his real name; instead, he goes by Michael Omari
- He has described himself as “a child of grime” influenced by artists Skepta and Wiley
- Last year, he held a Q&A session at Oxford University, during which he talked about his early life
Stormzy Bio – 2017 Update
Born in London, England, Stormzy worked at an oil refinery for a few years prior to pursuing music full-time. After garnering attention in the underground music scene, he self-released the EP, Dreamers Disease in 2014 (he had dropped a mixtape a year prior). Soon afterward, he received his first industry award- a MOBO Award for Best Grime Act. Continuing to rise to prominence, he eventually dropped two singles, Know Me From and WickedSkengMan 4 the following year, both of which charted in his native UK. Around that same time, he also collaborated with Lethal Bizzle on the hit song, Dude, which soared to number 49 on the UK Singles Chart. In terms of full-length projects, he recently released his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer on February 24, 2017.
A chart topper in the US, it gave rise to his platinum track, Big for Your Boots, which led to a peak in his popularity. A few other highlights from the album include First Things First, Mr. Skeng, 100 Bags, Return of the Rucksack, and Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1. To promote the release, Stormzy had hit up a number of cities across the world for his 2017 concert tour. His latest performance was held at the Ushuaia venue in Ibiza, Spain. From what we can see, the artist has another show booked prior to the end of the year in New Zealand. As expected from such a talent, he has pulled in a number of accolades this year including a BET Award for Best International Act.