Maya Indea Jama is a British TV and radio presenter. She made a name for herself when she co-presented BBC One’s ‘Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer‘ alongside Peter Crouch and Alex Horne.
She is the presenter of BBC Three competition Glow Up: Britain’s Nexy Make-up Star from the Third series onwards (2021).
Maya Jama Profile/Introduction
|Maya Indea Jama
|Television, Radio Presenter
|TV & Radio Presenter
Maya Jama Personal Life Info & More
Maya Jama was born on 14 August 1994 making her zodiac sign, Leo and her age is 27 years old (as in 2021). She was born and raised in Bristol, England.
|Date of Birth/Birthday
|14 August 1994
|Age (as in 2021)
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign
Maya Jama Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More
Maya Jama stands tall at 5ft 8inches and weighs about 60kg. She is ethnically Somalian and has naturally dark brown eyes and hair. Her skin colour is brown and she is known for her beautiful hourglass figure.
|in meters – 1.73m
in feet-inches – 5’8″
|in Pounds – 60kg
in Kilograms – 132lbs
Maya Jama Family Members Names & Information
Maya Jama was born and raised in Bristol and she attended Cotham School there. She is multiracial as her father is of Somalian descent and her mother, Swedish.
Her mother, Sadie, was only 19 when she gave birth to Jama, and she apparently named her after the US civil-rights activist and poet Maya Angelou as she would read Angelou’s famous poem, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” when she was pregnant.
Maya Jama has a brother named Omar.
Jama’s father was imprisoned during most of her childhood for getting into pub brawls and fights. At age 12, she stopped visiting him in prison and even blocked away any thoughts about him. Their relationship is strained.
Jama is still close to her mother and the two occasionally appear on talk shows together and attend private celebrity events.
Maya Jama Marital Status & More
Maya Jama and British rapper Stormzy were dating from 2015 till 2019. They both maintain that they broke up to focus on their careers. Their break-up actually inspired his song “Lessons“.
As of July 2021, Maya Jama is dating Ben Simmons, the NBA player.
|Rico Gordon (2010)
Maya Jama Education Qualification, School & College
|High School Pass-Out
|Cotham School, Drama School
Maya Jama Favourite Things/Like & Dislike
The English TV presenter professes to love Billie Eilish just like the rest of us and she loves eating cake and burnt chocolate on her cheat days.
|Cake, Burnt Chocolate
Maya Jama Money Factor
Although her net worth has not been confirmed yet, there are speculations that her net worth is about 1.5M pounds.
Maya Jama hosted the Friday and Saturday 10 am-1 pm shows on BBC Radio 1, before leaving in May 2020. She also took part in the first series of Channel 4’s ‘The Circle‘ with Alice Levine as well as hosting for Channel 5 Star Documentary ‘Swipe right for Sex‘.
She is hosting the ‘Save Our Summer‘ Show with English footballer Peter Crouch. The show tries to give the audience a taste of the last summer’s cancelled events because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apart from this, Maya is also the face of several global brands.
Maya Jama Biography & Some Other Lesser Known Facts About Maya Jama:
Maya Jama moved from Bristol to London at the tender age of 16 to pursue a career in broadcasting and set up her own YouTube channel. She also landed a gig as a presenter for JumpOff.TV.
Later on she became the host of MTV Base show, The Wrap Up, before moving on to host MTV Essentials and MTV News. She started gaining more popularity when she hosted a travelogue called Copa 90’s Maya’s FIFA World Cup during the 2014 world Cup.
Being able to achieve so much at such a younger age does not mean growing up her life was easy. She did not have a father-figure growing up her father was in prison. In an interview with The Guardian in 2017, she said that she didn’t really notice that this was a problem as her dad’s side of family was always supportive of her and her brother Omar.
However, when she worked on the documentary called ‘When Dads Kill’ in 2017 she tried to examine her own relationship with her father. The show attempts to deal with young people’s experiences whose fathers were not a positive presence in their lives. She tried to elicit answers directly from her father, but they were not forthcoming at that point.
Even with all her struggles, Maya Jama has made quite a name for herself in the British entertainment industry.
Maya Jama Social Media Accounts & Channels
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