Stormzy Biography: Age, Education, Career, Songs

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    Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr (born July 26th, 1993) professionally known by the stage name Stormzy is an award-winning British rapper, singer, and songwriter.

    He became prominent 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”.


    Real Facts About Stormzy

    • Full Name: Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr
    • Stage Name: Stormzy
    • Birth Date: July 26, 1993
    • Age: 29 years old (2022)
    • Birth Place: Croydon, London, England
    • Origin: Norbury, London, England
    • Religion: Christian
    • Nationality: British
    • Parents: Michael Omari Sr (father), Abigail Owuo (mother)
    • Occupation: Rapper, Singer
    • Genre: Hip hop, Grime
    • Net Worth: N/A


    Early Life & Education

    Stormzy was born on July 26, 1993, in Croydon, London, while he was raised in South Norwood, London alongside his siblings by their single mother, Abigail Owuo.  Stormzy is a cousin to a popular rapper Nadia Rose.

    His dad is British while his mum is Ghanaian, although he never had a substantive relationship with his father, Michael Omari Sr.

    He attended Stanley Tech South Norwood and also studied for an apprenticeship in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.


    Stormzy started to rap at the age of eleven, he 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 teamed up with rappers, 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 the 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.

    Stormzy has also worked with top artists like Headie One, Tion Wayne, Dutchavelli, Yaw Thog, Kwesi Arthur, Aitch, Skrillex, Charlie Sloth, Dave, Jaykae, and many others.


    • Shut Up
    • Audacity
    • Crown
    • Own It
    • Vossi Pop
    • Sounds of the Skeng
    • Do Better
    • Rain Fall
    • Pop Boy
    • Wiley Flow

    Nwede Chinedu Mishach Popularly known as Rechibee is a Nigerian Content Editor and an Entertainment reporter at Wakadaily. He is a passionate journalist with a core interest in Special reports, Biography, and music journalism.

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