Maya Indea Jama is a British television and radio presenter redefining beauty standards in Europe.
Jama was born and raised in Bristol, where she attended Cotham School. She is of Somali descent on her father’s side and Swedish descent on her mother’s side. She was named after Maya Angelou. Jama moved to London at the age of 16 to pursue a career as an actress.
Read Also: KOKOnista Of The Day: Kim Oprah Is Not Your Average Reality TV StarJama began her career early, as a teenager. She presented the weekly music video countdown on JumpOff.TV in London.
She then worked for Sky on TRACE Sports and was later a weekday DJ on Rinse FM. In August 2014, Jama joined MTV as a presenter for The Wrap Up. Additionally, she hosted Copa 90’s Maya’s FIFA World Cup Cities, a travelogue covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Jama, likewise, co-hosted the channel’s nine-part World Cup Taxi series dedicated to the event.
In November 2017, she also became the youngest person to co-host the MOBO Awards.
She has also worked closely with The BRITS, hosting their 2017 Pre-BRITS Party and hosting a live Facebook stream from the Red Carpet.
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