Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr (born July 26, 1993) with the stage name as Stormzy, is an award winning British rapper, singer and songwriter known for his Grime, hip hop focused music style. He came to prominence for his series of freestyles over grime beats as released on the Uk underground music scene. He gained more exposure for his top notch collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy on the song titled “Own It”. His first album, Gang Signs & Prayer became the first rap album to win the British album of the Year at Brit Awards. He has won other awards like BET awards, MOBO Awards and so on.
|Birth Name:||Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr|
|Birth Date:||July 26, 1993|
|Birth Place:||Croydon, London, England|
|Origin:||Norbury, London, England|
|Genre:||Hip hop, Grime|
|Parents:||Michael Omari Sr (father), Abigail Owuo (mother)|
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
Stormzy was born on July 26, 1993 in Croydon, London. He grew up in South Norwood, London, with his single mother, Abigail Owuo, who is a Ghanaian, alongside his siblings; a brother and two sisters. He never had a substantive relationship with his father, Michael Omari Sr. He is also a cousin to rapper, Nadia Rose.
He went to Stanley Tech South Norwood and also studied for an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Stormzy started to rap at the age of eleven.
has been able to develop his passion for music with influences from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean, Lethal Bizzle, Flirta D, Bruza and so on.
Prior to fame, he worked in quality assurance for two years at an oil refinery in Southampton, Hampshire.
He became known on the UK underground music scene with his series of freestyles.
He came through with his debut EP “Dreamers Disease” in July 2014 and team up with rapper, Chip and Shalo on the song “I’m fine”, in November 2014.
He released the track “Know Me From” in March 2015 while also performing his single “Shut Up” at the British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua’s ring-walk for his fight against Dillian Whyte.
Stormzy released the single “Scary” in April 2016 and took a break from the music scene, only to return with the release of his album, “Gang, Signs & Prayer”, on February 24, 2017.
He came to limelight for his highly rated collaboration on “Own It” alongside, Ed Sheeran and the Nigerian Afrobeat music star Burna Boy. He continued to dish out exciting tracks like “Crown” and “Sounds of the Skeng” before eventually releasing another album titled “Heavy is the Head” on December 13, 2019.
- Shut Up
- Own It
- Vossi Pop
- Sounds of the Skeng
- Do Better
- Rain Fall
- Pop Boy
- Wiley Flow
Stormzy had previously date the presenter, Maya Jama.
He is also a Christian by religion.
Awards & Nominations
Stormzy has won numerous awards such as; BET awards, Brit awards, MOBO awards, NME awards, BBV Music awards and so on.
Stormzy has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
- Instagram: @stormzyreal_