Maya Jama Biography
Maya Jama is a British model, actress, television, and radio host. She is also an ambassador for many brands including Adidas, Aussie Hair, and Savera UK. Maya co-presented BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer alongside Peter Crouch and Alex Home and is the presenter of the BBC Three competition Glow Up Britains Next Makeup Star from the third series 2021 onwards.
Moreover, she co-presented Trending Live! on 4Music from 2015 to 2017, Cannonball on ITV in 2017, the MTV show True Love or True Lies in 2018, and the first series of The Circle with Alice Levine on Channel 4.
In radio, Jama hosted #DriveWithMaya on Rinse FM from 2014 to 2017, and co-presented Radios 1’s GreatestHits, and presented her eponymous show, Maya Jama on BBC Radio 1 from 2018 to 2020.
In addition, in December 2020 Maya launched her skincare brand MIJ Masks.
Moreover, Maya is an ambassador for Adidas and appeared in the European JD Sports Christmas campaign as well as an ambassador for the Australian haircare brand Aussie. She also appeared in a global GAP campaign and in a Spring Summer 2019 campaign for Kurt Geiger.
In December 2020, Jama confirmed that she had become a millionaire two years ago, at the age of 24, and thanks to her television and radio presenting roles, fashion line, and range of skincare masks, as well as her clothing collections with JD Sports and PrettyLittleThing, and modeling for Kurt Geiger, Gap, Maybelline, and Adidas.
Maya Jama Age
How old is Maya Jama? Jama is 29 years as of 2023. She was born Maya Indea Jama on August 14, 1994, in Bristol, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on August 14th every year and her zodiac sign is Leo.
Maya Jama Height
Jama stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs approximately 60 kg. Other than this, there are no details regarding her chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. Additionally, Maya has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Maya Jama Parents
Talking about her father, Maya opened up about her strained relationship with her father on a Loose Women panel. When Maya was just three years old, he was jailed. Maya also created a documentary about When Dad Kills: Murdered in the Family. This documentary discusses how if they have a parent in prison, kids are affected.
Maya also clarified how, when she was 10, she broke ties with her own dad because he kept “doing bad things.” Also in a Beat London 103.6FM interview, Maya previously said that she felt guilty for her father going to jail. That was because when they got to him, she told the police where he was hiding. The documentary follows Maya as she determines whether, after all this time, to reconcile with her dad or not.
Her parents named her after Maya Angelou, a civil-rights activist, and celebrated author. It was because her mother, during her pregnancy with Maya, read the famous poem, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
Maya Jama Dating
Maya Jama and the rapper Stormzy were romantically involved. In the year 2016, the pair dated in secret for over a year before they slowly started to go public with their relationship. On her 22nd birthday, Stormzy also dedicated a song titled Birthday Girl to Maya. Maya said this was a great gift because it’s going to last forever.”
In addition, Maya even made appearances in some of the music videos of her former boyfriend, including Big For Your Boots, and the pair would make red carpet appearances together frequently. In addition, Stormzy was able to propose to his lover before their breakup!
Alas, since then the lovers have split. In June 2019, fans thought about their split. It was when they and Liam Payne imagined Maya in a taxi. This was after a boozy night in Kensington Gardens at the Serpentine summer picnic. As the night came to an end, viewers saw them clambering into the backseat of a taxi. It turns out though, that it was nothing but an innocent meeting between the two stars.
Before all that success, at the age of 16, Maya was in a relationship with her first love. She was on the phone with Rico Gordon, her first love. In the year 2011, Rico traveled from London to visit her in her native Bristol. He was, however, caught in the crossfire of rival gangs and during this tragic incident, he immediately lost his young life.
Maya Jama TV Shows
- 2020 Sport Relief as Co-presenter
- EE BAFTA as Presenter
- Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer as Co-host
- The Duchess as Sandra
- 2018–19 Don’t Hate the Playaz as Team Captain
- BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards as Co-presenter
- 2018 True Love or True Lies as Presenter
- Revolution as co-presenter
- The Circle as co-presenter
- Stand Up to Cancer as co-presenter
- 2014 Maya’s FIFA World Cup Cities as Presenter
- 2015–17 Trending Live! as presenter
- 2016 The Hot Desk
- 2017–18 Loose Women as Panelist
- 2017 Cannonball as Co-presenter
Maya Jama Movies
- 2014–17 #DriveWithMaya as Presenter
- 2018 Scott Mills as Co-presenter
- 2018–20 Radio 1’s Greatest Hits as Presenter
Maya Jama Net Worth
Jama has an estimated net worth of approximately £1.5 million. However, this is not her confirmed net worth but rather a speculation.