Maya Jama

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Maya Jama is a renowned TV and radio presenter who made her first acting debut in the Netflix comedy series The Duchess in 2020. She first gained attention after she began presenting MTV’s ‘The Wrap Up’ in 2014. Most recently, she co-hosted BBC 1’s ‘Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer’ during the 2020 lockdown and is now busy filming her next film ‘Something In The Water.’

Originally from Bristol, United Kingdom, Maya Jama was born on August 14, 1994, under the star sign Leo. The 30-year-old television presenter is British by nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity as she is of Somali and Swedish descent. She attended Cotham School, where she completed her GCSEs in 2010 at the age of 15.

Quick Wikis

Real Name Maya Indea Jama
Birthday August 14, 1994
Birthplace Bristol, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality British
Ethnicity Somali and Swedish
Profession TV presenter, Entrepreneur, Model, Ambassador
Dating/Boyfriend Stormzy
Age 30 years old
Net Worth £3 million
Parents Saide
Siblings Omar

Maya Jama Career

Jama initially worked for JumpOff.TV in London, Sky on TRACE Sports, and Rinse FM as a weekday DJ. In August 2014, she joined MTV as a presenter for The Wrap Up. She then went on to host MTV News and MTV Essentials. Additionally, she hosted a travelogue covering the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Copa90’s Maya’s FIFA World Cup Cities, and the World Cup Taxi series.

Jama became the youngest ever person to host the MOBO Awards in 2017. She also worked with the BRITS, hosting a live Facebook stream from the Red Carpet, and hosting the 2017 Pre Brits Party. Last year, she opened and hosted the 2020 EE BAFTA red carpet as well.

Maya Jama BBC 1
Maya hosted the BBC 1 show ‘Save Our Summer’ during the 2020 lockdown.

In 2018, Jama joined BBC Radio 1 and began presenting Greatest Hits on Saturdays and co-presenting every Friday with Chris Stark and Scott Mills. She also hosted her first ever TV show on MTV’s True Love or True Lies, presented The Circle on Channel 4 with Alice Levine, co-presented Stand Up To Cancer, and became the team captain on the ITV2 rap panel show Don’t Hate the Playaz. 

2020 was a big year, with Jama being a regular on ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and hosting the BBC 1 show Save Our Summer with Alex Home and Peter Crouch. She also hosted Channel 4’s Young Black and Gifted. 

Maya Jama Net Worth and Salary

Aside from presenting, Jama has launched her clothing collections with fashion brands JD Sports and Pretty Little Thing, and her own line of MIJ face masks. She is also an ambassador for Freya, Adidas, Savera UK, and Aussie Hair. Besides, she has modeled for brands, including Gap, Maybelline, Kurt Geiger, and Adidas. 

Maya Jama net worth
Maya attended London Fashion Week in 2017.

Jama made her acting debut in the Netflix comedy The Duchess in September 2020. She has also bagged a role in the upcoming novel-based film Something In The Water. 

At the age of 30, Jama has become a millionaire; all thanks to her new line of clothing collection, range of face masks, film debut, and TV shows. As of 2024, she has accumulated a hefty net worth of £3 million.

Dating her Boyfriend, Stormzy; Married?

Jama is in a romantic relationship with British rapper Stormzy. The pair dated between 2015 and 2019 for four years before ending their relationship. Their break-up inspired Stormzy’s 2019 song Lessons.

Maya with her boyfriend, Stormzy
Maya with her boyfriend, Stormzy

As of 2024, Jama is back again in a relationship with her past boyfriend Stormzy.

Family, Parents, and Siblings

The Save Our Summer presenter, was born to mother, Saide. Her mother, who is of Swedish descent, gave birth to her when she was only 18. Meanwhile, Jama’s father is of Somali descent. Her parents named her after the US author and poet Maya Angelou.

Maya Jama brother
Maya shared a childhood photo of herself with her brother.

At the age of 12, Jama stopped visiting her father in prison and blocked him from her thoughts for a decade. The presenter remains close to her mother. She and her mother have made a few appearances together on talk shows and even attended private celebrity events.

Jama has a brother named Omar.

Maya Jama Height and Weight

Jama has a decent height of 5 feet 7 inches. As a model, she is concerned about her body weight and figure and sticks rigidly to her diet. Her body weighs around 57 kg. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Quick FAQs

What is Maya Jama's real name?

Maya Indea Jama is her real name.

How old is Maya Jama?

Maya Jama is 30 years old, born August 14, 1994.

What ethnicity is Maya Jama?

Maya is Somali and Swedish.

What does Maya Jama do for a living?

Maya is a TV presenter, entrepreneur, model, and ambassador.

How much is Maya Jama's net worth?

Maya's net worth is £3 million as of 2024.

Is Maya Jama married?

No, Maya is unmarried and does not have a husband.

Who is Maya Jama's boyfriend?

Maya is dating her boyfriend, Stormzy.

How tall is Maya Jama?

Maya is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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