Popular UK artist, Stormzy, was born on 26th July 1993 in the South London town of Croydon, England. Although the 27-year-old rapper is identified by many as Stormzy, his birth name is Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.
He spent his childhood in South Norwood, London, and fully identifies as English. However, he is of Ghanaian descent through his mother. As a child, he developed an interest in music and begun rapping at the age of 11. The rapper towers over most at 6ft. 5.
Stormzy Educational Background
For his primary education, Stormzy attended Kensington Avenue Primary School in Croydon. Of his time as a pupil there, he says he was naughty but all the mischief he got up to was merely for his own entertainment. For his secondary education, he attended Stanley Technical High School which is currently known as Harris Academy South Norwood where he wrote both his GCSEs and A-Levels. He had good scores in his GCSEs but did not do as well in his A-Levels. Having gotten ABCDE on his A-Levels, the rapper describes his grades as “humbling”. Stormzy intended to attend the prestigious Cambridge University but could not attend mainly because he had been kicked out of his secondary college for “putting loads of chairs on another student”. Already having been naughty throughout is school years, this act was the final straw for the authorities. He enrolled at another college but didn’t like it as much and left. Soon after, he found himself in an engineering apprenticeship.
Stormzy Net Worth
Currently, Stormzy is estimated to have a net worth of between £20million and £25million.
Stormzy List of Hit Songs
Stormzy’s single “Shut Up” made it to number eight on the UK Singles Chart. “Shut Up” was initially released on YouTube in 2015 but garnered attention after Stormzy performed it during a boxing match. After seeing the attention it was receiving, the rapper launched a campaign to get the song to number one. He received a lot of support but unfortunately could not get to number one; it went only as far as number 8 which was still a massive achievement considering it was in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart.
Fortunately, in 2017 his album “Gang Sings & Prayer” peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart. One popular song from that album is “Blinded By Your Grace”.
In 2019, his hit song “Vossi Bop” made it to number one on the UK Singles Chart.
Stormzy has had several other hits such as “Own It” featuring popular UK musician Ed Sheeran and award-winning Nigerian artiste Burna Boy as well as “Rainfall” featuring Tiana Major9.
In July 2020 it was rumored that Stormzy might be romantically involved with Swedish Victoria Secret Model Yasmine Aisha Khalifa Holmgren after the two allegedly spent a couple of days together. The two met backstage at one of Stormzy’s performances in Stockholm, Sweden. However, nothing has been confirmed by either the rapper or model.
In a recent interview, earlier in 2020, Stormzy stated that he still has feelings for ex-girlfriend Maya Jama; a television and radio presenter. The two dated for four years beginning in early 2015 and called it quits in 2019. After their breakup, rumors surfaced that Stormzy had been in an affair with singer-songwriter Jorja Smith during his relationship with Maya. Stormzy denied the rumors stating that he had indeed been disrespectful to Maya, however, he never cheated on her.