Who is Maya Jama? Cannonball presetner on ITV, Stormzy’s girlfriend and 4Music star

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MAYA Jama is a television presenter and radio host who has amassed a large following on social media, thanks to her honesty and bubbly personality.

She is also the girlfriend of grime star Stormzy, but what does Maya Jama do and what is her story? Here’s the lowdown on the rising star…

 Maya Jama is a radio host and TV presenter from Bristol

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Maya Jama is a radio host and TV presenter from Bristol

Who is Maya Jama and where is she from?

Maya Jama is a 22-year-old Bristolian presenter of Somali and Swedish descent who was born on August 14, 1994.

She was named after civil-rights activist and celebrated poet Maya Angelou because her mother read the famous poem, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, during her pregnancy.

Maya made the move from Bristol to London aged 16 in order to pursue her broadcasting career and set up her own YouTube channel alongside landing a gig as a presenter for JumpOff.TV.

Maya then became the host of MTV Base show, The Wrap Up, before moving on to host MTV Essentials and MTV News.

She’s gained more and more popularity over the years, especially when she hosted a travelogue called Copa 90’s Maya’s FIFA World Cup Cities during the 2014 world cup.

 Maya has over 265,000 followers on Instagram and can be found on all social media platforms with the handle, @MayaJama

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Maya has over 265,000 followers on Instagram and can be found on all social media platforms with the handle, @MayaJama

What does Maya Jama do now and is she on social media?

Maya is a TV and radio presenter on 4Music and presents RinseFM’s drive time show.

She was also the host for Channel 5 star documentary Swipe Right for Sex.

In 2016 she was named as a Rising Star for 2016 by Hello Magazine.

Maya has over 265,000 followers on Instagram and can be found on all social media platforms with the handle, @MayaJama.

 Maya is currently dating successful British rapper Stormzy - pictured at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year awards

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Maya is currently dating successful British rapper Stormzy – pictured at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year awards

Is Maya Jama dating Stormzy?

Maya Jama is currently dating successful British rapper Stormzy.

The pair dated in secret for over a year before they slowly began going public with their romance in 2016.

The rapper dedicated his song Birthday Girl to Maya on her 22nd birthday , something which she said was a “great present because it will last forever.”

She has made appearances in some of his music videos, including Big For Your Boots, and the pair have been making red carpet appearances together.

Stormzy has even said he’s ready to propose to his other half.

He told the Sunday Mirror: “I’m still so young but I want to propose, it’s going to happen and I will do it right. She is so sick, she is the best.”

 Maya is one of the presenters on ITV's new Saturday night show, Cannonball

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Maya is one of the presenters on ITV’s new Saturday night show, Cannonball

When is Maya Jama’s show Cannonball on ITV?

Maya is one of the presenters on ITV’s new Saturday night show, Cannonball, currently airing its first series.

It sees contestants compete in water-based challenges with the crazy tasks including attempting the highest and longest jumps possible off massive water slides in fancy dress.

The wet and wild programme had to be filmed in the balmier climate of the Mediterranean so that applicants weren’t completely put off.

Maya appeared to have a great time filming alongside former cricketer Andrew Flintoff, singer Frankie Bridge, presenter Ryan Hand and Blue Peter star Radzi.

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