By Amelia Slater

8th January 2020

Maya Jama: Age, Love & Career Timeline

Maya grab your attention because we’re about to give you the lowdown on TV presenter Maya Jama’s age, career and love life!

The Bristolian babe began her career as a teenager and has gone on to become one of the UK‘s most loved TV and radio presenters. We think we might be a little bit in love with her and we’re definitely not alone…

The Somali stunner – who is named after Maya Angelou – has seen her career and social media skyrocket since her debut gig back in 2012. She is now best known for being a TV and BBC radio host.

How did Maya Indea Jama make her way to the top? Let’s rewind, shall we?


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You would if you could but you can’t x

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Where Was Maya Jama Born?

Maya was born and raised in Bristol, England. She went on to attend Cotham School.

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What Is Maya Jama’s Age?

Maya is 25 years old and began her broadcasting career at the age of 18.


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Nanny Jama The Goat ❤️🇸🇴

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Maya Jama Age 16 – She Moves To London To Pursue A Career in Broadcasting

At just the age of 16 years old, Maya made the leap to move from hometown Bristol to the bustling city of London. It was there that she landed her first presenting gig and set up her own YouTube channel.


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Maya Jama Age 18 – She Presents The Weekly Music Video Countdown on JumpOff

Maya’s first job is working on JumpOff TV as a presenter for the weekly music video countdown.

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Maya Jama Age 20 – She Hosts Her Own TV Show Maya’s FIFA World Cup Cities

In 2014, Maya hosts her own show Maya’s Fifa World Cup Cities; dedicated to covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


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Talking about Brazil and Football on Copacabana beach today, I love my job. 💋☀️🎥

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Maya Jama Age 21 – She Starts Dating Rapper Stormzy

After first meeting at the Red Bull Culture Clash in October 2014, Maya begins dating grime artist Stormzy a few months later. The two would become a celebrity power couple!

Stormzy even wrote a romantic love track ‘Birthday Girl’ dedicated to Maya Jama to celebrate her 22nd birthday. Awww!

In February 2018, Maya talked about how the couple first met in an interview with Vogue, admitting she was attracted straight away.

‘…But I didn’t want anything yet, because, you know, you’re trying to do the whole friend situation first, and then I’d do, like, obvious hints that I fancied him and then take it back because I didn’t know if he definitely liked me.

‘It was a childish phase. And then one day we just kissed, and that was that!’

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Maya Jama Age 22 – She Is A Guest Panelist On ITV’s Loose Women

In 2017 and 2018, Maya appears as a guest panelist on ITV daytime British talk show Loose Women.

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Maya Jama Age 23 – She Starts Hosting BBC Radio 1’s Greatest Hits Show

Maya begins presenting BBC Radio 1’s Greatest Hits every Friday and Saturday, a job she has continued to do since the spring of 2018. On Fridays, she co-presents alongside Scott Mills and Chris Stark.

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Maya Jama Age 24 – She Presents The Circle Alongside Alice Levine

Beginning its first series in September 2018, Maya hosts brand new reality series The Circle alongside Alice Levine.

The show returned for a second series in September 2019, this time presented by Emma Willis.

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Maya Jama Age 24 – She Becomes An Ambassador For Savera UK

In 2018, Maya becomes an Ambassador for Savera UK; an organisation which provides help to individuals from black ethnic minority communities at risk of domestic violence.


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Riddim selecta 👯‍♀️

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Maya Jama Age 25 – She Splits Up With Stormzy

Fans are left reeling when Maya and Stormzy announce they are calling time on their relationship after four years together, just days after Maya’s 25th birthday party. They report the reason being that they ‘wanted to focus on their careers’.

Maya speaks out about the struggle of a high-profile breakup in an interview with Evening Standard:

‘I used to read magazines when I was little and see all these Hollywood people break up and they didn’t feel like real people. And then when you’re in that position, you’re like, oh shit, it’s very real. Everybody just sees it as entertainment. These things never last that long. People find something else to talk about.’

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The newly single stunner also outlines the extremely relatable effect a break-up has on you.

‘I forgot how much I loved just literally being in a house with loads of my friends, eating, talking, drinking. I was like, I miss this a little bit. I’m having fun.

“I’m scared to date. I haven’t been single in so long, how the f**k do you flirt any more? I’ve been basically with my friends 24/ 7.’

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