Maya Jama Bio, Boyfriend, Age, Height, Mother, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Instagram, TV Shows, Engaged Ben Simmons, Wikipedia

Maya Jama Biography: Boyfriend, Age, Height, Mother, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Instagram, TV Shows, Engaged Ben Simmons, Wikipedia

July 28, 2022 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Maya Indea Jama, a talented English DJ, television, and radio personality was born on August 14, 1994. 

She co-presented Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer on BBC One with Peter Crouch and Alex Horne. She hosted the show Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star on BBC Three, beginning with the third series (2021). 

From 2015 to 2017, Maya Jama co-hosted Trending Live! on 4Music. In 2018, she co-hosted True Love or True Lies on MTV. In addition, she co-hosted the first season of The Circle with Alice Levine on Channel 4. 

In radio, Maya Jama co-hosted Radio 1’s Greatest Hits and hosted her show, Maya Jama, on BBC Radio 1 from 2018 to 2020. She also hosted #DriveWithMaya on Rinse FM from 2014 to 2017.

Maya Jama
Maya Jama: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Maya Indea Jama
Stage Name: Maya Jama
Born: 14 August 1994 (age 29 years old)
Place of Birth: Bristol, United Kingdom
Nationality: English
Height: 1.70 m
Parents: Sadie Jama, Mr. Jama
Siblings: Omar Jama
Husband • Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Ben Simmons (2021), Drake (rum.), Stormzy (ex.), Rico Gordon (ex.), Reece Wabara (ex.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: DJ • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$2 million

Early Life

Maya Jama was raised in Bristol, where she was born, and went to Cotham School. She was born on 14 August 1994. 

She has Swedish ancestry on her mother’s side and Somali ancestry on her father’s. Maya Jama‘s mother, Sadie Jama, named her after American author and poet Maya Angelou when she was 19 years old. 

Omar Jama is her brother as well. Maya Jama‘s father, Mr. Jama, spent the majority of her youth behind bars for violent offences like fights and brawls at bars. When she was 12 years old, she decided to cease visiting her father in jail, and she did so for ten years. 

Maya Jama and her mother are still close, and they occasionally appear together on chat shows and attend exclusive celebrity events. 


Maya Jama relocated to London in 2012 to seek a career in the media as an actress, TV presenter, and fashion model. She had originally wanted to be an actress, but she later realized she could be more comfortable as a presenter. 

Early role models for her included June Sarpong and Davina McCall

In her teenage years, Maya Jama made her presenting debut by hosting the weekly music video countdown on JumpOff.TV. She later worked for Sky UK on TRACE Sports. She served as the host of Maya Jama‘s FIFA World Cup Cities for Copa90 in 2014, a travelogue focusing on the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

She also shared hosting duties for the nine-part World Cup Taxi series on Copa90. She began working for MTV as a presenter for The Wrap Up in August 2014. She collaborated closely with the Brit Awards in February 2017, hosting their 2017 Pre-Brit Awards Party and a Facebook live stream from the red carpet. 

Maya Jama co-hosted the Saturday night game show Cannonball on ITV in September 2017 alongside Andrew Flintoff, Frankie Bridge, Radzi Chinyanganya, and Ryan Hand

Maya Jama appeared on ITV’s Loose Women as a guest panellist in September 2017 and February 2018. She was the youngest person (at the time, 23) to co-host the MOBO in November 2017.

She and Alice Levine co-presented the inaugural season of The Circle on Channel 4 in September 2018. She co-hosted Stand Up to Cancer in October 2018 with regulars Alan Carr and Adam Hills, and she took the team captain’s position on Jordan Stephens‘ ITV2 rap panel program Don’t Hate the Playaz

Alongside actor and comedian Tom Davis, she made an appearance on the 2019 episode of A League of Their Own Road Trip. In 2019 and 2020, she made an appearance on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Channel 4. 

Maya Jama hosted the Saturday night BBC One TV show Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer in early June 2020. Later the same year, she co-hosted the New Year’s Eve special The Big New Year’s In on BBC One. 

Maya Jama appeared as a famous guest judge on RuPaul‘s Drag Race UK’s second season in February 2021. It was revealed that she would serve as the host of Simon Cowell‘s next music competition gameshow, Walk The Line, in September 2021. 

She hosted the Rinse FM weekday show #DriveWithMaya from 2014 until 2017. She joined BBC Radio 1 in 2018 and now co-hosts every Friday with Scott Mills and Chris Stark, as well as Radio 1’s Greatest Hits on Saturdays. 

She hosted her show, Maya Jama, on Fridays and Saturdays on BBC Radio 1 from 2018 until 2020. She resigned from Radio 1 after two years, the BBC revealed in a statement on May 15, 2020.

“As you are aware, I have been juggling many exciting commitments, so I cannot devote the necessary time to my weekly radio show. I’ve enjoyed every second of working at Radio 1 and would like to express my gratitude to the crew for their dedication and friendship over the past two years.”


  • Maya Jama got the People’s Choice Award for the best-dressed star in November 2019. 
  • In a 5G-enabled AR outfit, Jama later opened and presented on the 2020 EE BAFTA red carpet. 

Personal Life 

Maya Jama dated British rapper Stormzy between 2015 and 2019, and the breakup he had served as the inspiration for his song “Lessons” that year. 

It was revealed in 2021 that Maya Jama was dating NBA player Ben Simmons. Rumour also has it that they are engaged.

Maya Jama has been the girlfriend of Ben Simmons, Drake, Stormzy, Rico Gordon, and Reece Wabara.

Net Worth

Maya Jama is said to be earning a staggering £1.5 million because of her work as a presenter, endorsements, and her skincare product, MIJ Masks.

Maya Jama has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$2 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @mayajama
  • Twitter: @mayajama
  • TikTok: @mayajama
  • YouTube: Maya Jama
  • Facebook: Maya Jama

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