Biography facts about British rapper, Stormzy – his age, birthday, net worth, height, best songs, girflriend, parents, religion, nationality, and more.
Rapper Stormzy (real name, Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.) is a British rapper who was born on 26 July 1993 in Croydon, London.
Stormzy was Abigail Owuo, a single mother who emigrated to London from Ghana.
Stormzy’s father, by the name of Michael Omari Snr, a cab driver, was not present throughout his childhood.
He is a cousin of rapper Nadia Rose. His mom and two older sisters, Rachael and Sylvia, referred to the baby as “Junior.” Stormzy shared a room with his younger half-brother, Brandon, and the family lived in Thornton Heath, a bustling suburb in the south London borough of Croydon.
He attended Harris Academy South Norwood.
In 2014, he gained attention on the UK underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats.
Stormzy did not come from a particularly musical household, though he liked music. He began rapping at the age of 11 and would clash with older rappers at his local youth club.
Stormzy has a net worth of $25 million and is considered one of the richest Black musicians in the United Kingdom.
His sources of income are from his music career, YouTube ads, brand deals with companies, touring, and musical concepts.
Stormzy earns an estimated revenue of $59 – $952 in a day on YouTube, according to Social Blade. He makes estimated earnings of $416 – $6.7K in a week, an income of $1.8K – $28.6K in a month, and a salary of $21.4K – $342.7Kin a year from YouTube ads.
He was named Best Grime Act at the MOBO Awards in 2014 and was included on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 list. In October 2014, he became the first unsigned rapper ever to perform on Later with Jools Holland.
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Stormzy Profile Summary
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Full Real Name:||Michael Ebenazer Kwadio Omari Owuo Jr.|
|Nick Names:||Wicked Skengman; The Problem; Stiff Chocolate|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 25, 1993|
|Age:||28 years old|
|Place of Birth:||Croydon, London, England|
|Genre:||British hip hop; grime; R&B; gospel|
|Residence:||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Parents:||Michael Omari Snr (father), Abigail Owuo (mother)|
|Siblings:||Brandon (younger brother), two older sisters, Rachael and Sylvia; and Nadia Rose (cousin).|
|Girlfriend/Wife:||Maya Jama (from 2015 to 2019)|
|High School/College:||Harris Academy South Norwood.|
|Height:||6 feet 5 inches (1.98 m)|
|YouTube:||Stormzy Tv with 1.96 million subscribers|
|Annual Income:||$342.7K from YouTube ads|
Who is Stormzy? (Biography facts)
#1. His full real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.
#2. Stormzy is 28 years old and celebrates his birthday on July 26 of each year. Meaning, he will turn 29 coming the 26th of July.
#3. Known professionally as Stormzy, he is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter.
#4. His Ethnicity is half Britsih, half Ghanaian.
#5. Stormzy is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m).
#6. In 2014, he garnered attention on the UK underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats.
#7. Stormzy’s “Shut Up”, which was initially released as a freestyle on YouTube, went viral and peaked number eight on the UK Singles Chart after Stormzy launched a campaign to reach Christmas number one.
#8. Stormzy 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 Sound of 2015 list.
#9. His debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer (2017), was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart and won British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards.
#10. In 2019, Stormzy achieved his first UK number-one single with “Vossi Bop” and his headline appearance at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival was widely praised; he wore a Union Jack stab vest designed by Banksy, in light of the rise in knife crime in London.
#11. His second album, Heavy Is the Head, was released on 13 December 2019 and it reached #1 in the UK, #3 in Ireland, and #6 in Denmark.
#12. Also known for his controversial and outspoken comments on UK politics, Stormzy endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in 2016.
#13. On 21 February 2018, he performed a freestyle at the 2018 Brit Awards, calling out Theresa May for her perceived inaction in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire the previous year.
#14. Stormzy encouraged the audience at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival to join him in chanting “Fuck the government and fuck Boris”—the latter a reference to former London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party leadership campaign.
#15. He is known for his grime beats and freestyle.
#16. Stormzy’s single “Own It” (featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy” reached #1 in the UK and #8 in Ireland.
#17. was featured on the #1 UK singles “Bridge over Trouble Water” by Artists for Grenfell and “Take Me Back to London” by Ed Sheeran.
#18. Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. was born on 26 July 1993 in Croydon, London.
#19. Stormzy was born Michael Omari to Abigail Owuo, a single mother who emigrated to London from Ghana.
#20. He is a cousin of rapper Nadia Rose.
#21. His mom and two older sisters, Rachael and Sylvia, referred to the baby as “Junior.” Stormzy shared a room with his younger half-brother, Brandon, and the family lived in Thornton Heath, a bustling suburb in the south London borough of Croydon.
#22. Stormzy did not come from a particularly musical household, though he liked music.
#23. He began rapping at the age of 11 and would clash with older rappers at his local youth club.
#24. In the area, Stormzy was the kid that everybody knew. “You couldn’t really avoid him growing up,” recalls Tobe Onwuka, 25, who grew up one street away and is now Stormzy’s manager. “He was always known for his talent and charisma. We would have these house parties when we were younger, and as soon as Stormzy stepped in, you could feel his presence.”
#25. Abigail raised Stormzy to believe that he was the “best thing since sliced bread.” As a child, he imagined growing up to be prime minister.
#26. She surrounded him with hiplife and gospel and took him to the Elim Pentecostal chapel every Sunday with his uncles and aunties. “In Ghana, they are very connected to God,” Stormzy says now. His connection to his faith “stems back from that.”
#27. Today, Abigail is temporarily in Ghana, running a wholesale business Stormzy helped her establish there.
#28. Stormzy’s father, a cab driver, was not present throughout his childhood. 2017’s “Lay Me Bare” details a recent encounter between the MC and his dad, in which the older man asked his now-famous son for a new car. “When you hear this, I hope you feel ashamed,” Stormzy spits venomously. “Because we were broke, like what the fuck?/ Mum did well to hold us up.”
#29. He attended Harris Academy South Norwood.
#30. Stormzy has said about his school years: “I was a very naughty child, on the verge of getting expelled, but I wasn’t a bad child; everything I did was for my own entertainment.
#31. But when I went into an exam I did really well.” He said he got six A*s, three As, and five Bs on his GCSEs, but then only achieved a “humbling” ABCDE on his A-Levels: “For someone who would cuss in class and was on the verge of being expelled, it was A-Levels that showed me that in life you need work ethic”.
#32. He studied for an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and worked in quality assurance for two years at an oil refinery in Southampton, Hampshire.
#34. Stormzy was previously involved in a long-term relationship with presenter Maya Jama.
#35. In May 2016, Stormzy endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. In an interview with the newspaper The Guardian, he spoke of his admiration for Corbyn’s activism.
#36. In September 2017 after being presented with the Solo Artist of the Year award by Corbyn at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, Stormzy called Theresa May a “paigon”, a word used to describe an untrustworthy person.
#37. Later the same month, the conservative commentator Iain Dale placed Stormzy at Number 100 on his list of “The 100 most influential people on the Left”, describing him as “Corbs’ favorite Grime artist”.
#38. On 21 February 2018, Stormzy performed a freestyle at the Brit Awards, calling out May for her perceived inaction in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire the previous year. The following day, 10 Downing Street issued a statement defending the Prime Minister.
#39. In November 2019, along with other musicians, Stormzy endorsed Corbyn in the 2019 UK general election with a call to end austerity. He also said, “people-led change can be possible under a Jeremy Corbyn Labour government”.
#40. He described the Labour leader as “the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people” and branded Boris Johnson “a sinister man”.
#41. In November 2017, it was revealed that Stormzy had posted a series of messages on Twitter in 2011 that were deemed to be homophobic. These included a tweet where he referred to a gay character on the soap opera EastEnders as a “fucking fag”.
#42. He also asked another user who was discussing using hair straighteners if they were a “fag” and urged his followers to “put on BBC1 this little black boy is a fucking fag”.
#43. He later posted a series of tweets, stating: “I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant. Very hurtful and discriminative views that I’ve unlearned as I’ve grown up and become a man. The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting, full stop”.
#44. “Comments that I regret and to everyone I’ve offended, I am sorry, these are attitudes I’ve left in the past… I take responsibility for my mistakes and hope you can understand that my younger self doesn’t reflect who I am today. Again, I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBTQ community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies”.
#45. He also attracted controversy on 7 October 2020, when grime artist Chip released a video of Stormzy and several others at Chip’s house in June of that year. The video was posted on Twitter and Instagram captioned “June… When you get sent a video of Stormzy & friends tryna run up on your house.” The event resulted in the police being called. Chip deleted the video within a few hours, but Stormzy was criticized for causing a heated argument with Chip’s family and refusing to leave the building. The altercation was allegedly in response to a perceived diss by Chip on the track Waze”.
#46. Stormzy has funded the ‘Stormzy Scholarship for Black UK Students’ at the University of Cambridge which covers tuition costs for two students and maintenance grants for up to four years.
#47. He had previously approached the University of Oxford who “didn’t want to get involved”, according to him.
Stormzy YouTube Channel Information
#48. Stormzy created his YouTube channel on February 12, 2017.
#49. With just 60 uploaded videos, his channel has accumulated over 84,386,093 views.
#50. His channel, according to Social Blade is ranked the 1,137th most subscribed channel in the world and the 295th most subscribed channel in the United Kingdom.
#51. Stormzy’s first-ever video on his channel is titled “Milky Flow” which was uploaded 10 years ago and has gathered 529,000 views.
#52. Stormzy’s top three most popular videos on his channel are “VOSSIP BOP, “Stormzy-Own It” (Feat. Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy)“, and “Stormzy – Wiley Flow” with 132 million, 78 million, and 22 million views respectively.
How much money does Stormzy make on YouTube?
#53. Stormzy earns an estimated revenue of $59 – $952 in a day on YouTube, according to Social Blade.
#54. Stormzy makes estimated earnings of $416 – $6.7K in a week on YouTube from displayed ads.
#55. In a month, Stormzy makes an income of $1.8K – $28.6K from YouTube ads.
#56. In a year, Stormzy makes an estimated salary of $21.4K – $342.7K from YouTube ads.
What is Stormzy’s net worth?
#57. Stormzy has a net worth of $25 million according to Celebrity Net Worth and is considered one of the richest Black musicians in the United Kingdom.
#59. His sources of income are from his music career, YouTube ads, brand deals with companies, touring, and musical concepts.
Social Media Profiles
#60. Instagram: @stormzyofficial
#61. YouTube: StormzyTv
#62. Twitter: @Stormzy1
#63. Facebook: Stormzy Official
#64. Website: Stormzy.com
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