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(1993-), Rapper

Stormzy (Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr.)

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Born Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. in Croydon, Stormzy began rapping aged eleven and gained attention on the underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman freestyles. His debut EP Dreamers Disease was self-released in 2014. It became the first freestyle to reach the charts and earned him the Best Grime Act at the MOBO awards in both 2014 and again in 2015. His album Gang Signs & Prayer entered the UK album charts at No.1 in March 2017 and won best album at the Brit Awards. Stormzy is a strong and active supporter of minority groups and is currently funding two scholarships at Cambridge University. He has also announced a new writer’s prize for authors under 30 years of age.

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Abigail Owuo; Stormzy, by Olivia Rose - NPG x200372

Abigail Owuo; Stormzy

by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 7 March 2016
On display in Room 33 on Floor 0 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x200372

Stormzy, by Olivia Rose - NPG x200706


by Olivia Rose
gelatin silver print, 2016
NPG x200706

Stormzy, by Mark Mattock - NPG x201544


by Mark Mattock
archival inkjet print, December 2019
NPG x201544

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