For those who don't know, Stormzy is a grime artist in the U.K. While a niche genre in the U.S., Grime is a bona fide phenomenon in the U.K. To describe it as 'British hip-hop,' as it often is, would be reductive. It grew out of electronic music, and draws influence from Caribbean Dancehall music as well as Ragga, also known as Raggamuffin, which is characterized by electronic loops and beats. Rap is an integral part of Grime as well. Stormzy has been one of the most influential artists in the genre since 2014.
Stormzy's girlfriend Maya Jama is a host for MTV as well as Channel 5, and many people consider her one of the brightest rising stars in her industry. To say that the two are a young power couple is a major understatement.
Jama recounted to Vogue how they met...
'We met at Red Bull Culture Clash,' she says, referring to the global-music event where rap, grime, and EDM crews compete against one another. 'You know, if I’m really honest, I knew I fancied him from the start. 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!'
It has now been just over three years since they first started dating.
On Saturday, Stormzy tweeted this:
Many fans felt their relationship was #goals:
Others were impressed by their collective star power:
And some couldn't wait for the wedding: