In today’s edition of Celebrity Life and Fact, our lenses are focused on who Stormzy is, his life as a musician and how far he has come as a person.
While many who love contemporary Hip Hop will know who Stromzy is, an appreciable number of Ghanaians or music-loving fans do not really know who he is until he featured on Yaw Tog’s “Sore” track.
Did you know Stormzy starred in a film in 2016? Did you also know that Stormzy was the artiste who was used to unveil Paul Pogba when he joined Manchester United from Juventus in 2016?
Who Is Stormzy?
What is Stormzy’s real name? – Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.
When and Where was Stormzy born? – 26th July 1993 Thornton Heath, London
Where does Stormzy come from? – Stormzy comes from Ghana but is a British rapper.
When did Stormzy start rapping? – Stormzy started rapping at age 11. However, he shot to fame with a series of freestyle rap on YouTube dubbed Wicked Skengman. He started battling big-time MCs growing up in South London.
How well did Stormzy do at school? – Stormzy was a brilliant student while in school and achieved six “As” in GSCE. His teachers advised him to go to a top university but he chose to rap instead.
When did Stormzy begin his rap career? – Stormzy kickstarted his rap career in 2011 with freestyling sessions on YouTube dubbed Wicked Skengman.
How did Stormzy begin his rap career? – Stormzy ventured into grime rap and in 2014 the six-foot-five rapper released his first single and soon record reached out to sign him.
The first award Stormzy won? – Stormzy’s rise to the top was fast and swift. He won the “Best Grime Act” at the Music Of Balck Origin (MOBO) awards. First rapper to appear on a TV programme dubbed “Later” and went aged to work with top rappers.
What was Stormzy’s rise like? – In 2015, Stormzyc came third on BBC’s “Introducing Top 5” on Radio 1, went ahead to become the first freestyle to reach the Top 40 in the UK and had his first song hit 17 million views online.
Stormzy on X-Factor: – Stromzy appeared on the “X Factor stage in 2017 as a performer who wowed the entire UK audience. He made his debut on the X Factor stage with a stunning gospel tune which became a success at number 8.
When did Stormzy go on a social media break? – Stormzy went on a social media break in 2016 and returned in 2017. He returned with the release of his maiden album which topped the UK Albums Chart.
Awards won by Stormzy? – Stormzy has won 2 MOBO’s, won “British Male Solo Artist” at the 2018 British Album Of The Year awards and also won the “Britsh Album of the Year” award at the 2018 Brit Awards.
Who is Stormzy’s girlfriend? – Stormzy had a painful split from long-term love Maya Jama. But Stormzy’s romance with Victoria’s Secret model Yasmine Holmgren is going from strength to strength as it’s been revealed the pair enjoyed a secret reunion in London once lockdown ended.
Stormzy’s net worth? – According to WealthyGorilla, Stormzy has anet worth of $25 million.
Did You Know?
1, Did you know Stormzy is an actor and starred in a film in 2016?
2, Did you know Stormzy is the cousin of BBC “Sound Of 2017” nominee and fellow rapper, Nadia Rose?
3, Did you know in 2017, Stormzy held a Q&A session with 300 students of Oxford University where he talks about life, grime rap and mom?
4, Did you know Stormzy has a lot of nicknames including “Big Mike”?
5, Did you know Stormzy once donated £9K to foot the Master’s Programme of Britsh-born Ghanaian Fiona Aseidu at the Harvard University in the USA.
6, Did you know in 2021, Stormzy flew from the UK to Ghana to feature in the “Sore” video by young Ghanaian rapper Yaw Tog which also had Kwesi Arthur on?
7, Did you know Stormzy‘s ‘Own It” which featured Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy is one of the top grossed songs in the UK?
8, Stormzy featured on Burna Boys’ album “Twice As Tall” on the track “Real Life”.
9, Did you know that Stormzy’s father Michael Omar Sr was a London cab (taxi) driver? Stormzy has said he used to go to his father’s place of employment in Croydon to pick up informal alimony, £20 left in an envelope.
10, Did you that Stormzy’s mother Abigial Owuo appeared in his 2015 music video “Know Me From?”
11, Stormzy actually has two sisters, but it’s one who has been in the spotlight in the past: Rachael Anson. She is a DJ! Interestingly, Wiley came up in an interview she did with RWDmag back in December 2019.
12, Do you that 2021 was not the only time Stormzy was in Ghana? In fact, Stormzy has always been coming to Ghana since he was young.
13, Did you also know that Stormzy was the artiste who was used to unveil Paul Pogba when he joined Manchester United from Juventus in 2016?
Eps and Albums Of Stromzy
Stormzy has 3 EPs and 2 albums to his name
EPs: For All We Know – Remixes, Dreamers Disease, Not That Deep
Albums: Heavy Is The Head, Gang Signs & Prayers,
Social Media Presence of Stormzy
Stormzy has a huge following across UK and Europe, but in 2020, he related his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
However, Stromzy has over 1 million followers on Facebook.