Maya Jama Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Family, Boyfriend, Net Worth & More

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Who is Maya Jama?

Maya Jama (born 14 August 1994) is an English television, radio presenter, and DJ.

She co-presented BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer alongside Peter Crouch and Alex Horne and is the presenter of the BBC Three competition Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star from the third series (2021) onwards.

Maya Jama ‘secretly engaged’ to basketball star Ben Simmons after Christmas proposal

Maya Jama ‘secretly engaged’ to basketball star Ben Simmons after Christmas proposal

TV presenter Maya Jama is reportedly engaged!

It’s rumoured that the Walk The Line host and US basketball star Ben Simmons have taken their relationship to the next level over the festive period.

The Sun have reported that the Philadelphia 76ers player, 25, popped the question to the former Radio 1 DJ over Christmas, but the pair have decided to keep the news low-key for now.

The publication claims that the pair, who went public with their romance earlier this year, have only told close friends and family the alleged happy news.

Maya, 27, spent Christmas at Ben’s £3.7million mansion in Moorestown, New Jersey and it’s rumoured following the festive proposal, the Bristol born babe is ready to relocate to America.

A source claiming to be close to the stars told The Sun : “Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels for her. He picked up the ring on Jewelers’ Row in the diamond district of Philadelphia the day before he proposed.

“He chose the ring himself and felt he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they’re both thrilled.”

The insider went on to add that the sports star was “nervous” about asking for the stunning presenter’s hand in marriage, as she turned down an ex’s proposal in the past.

Maya Jama Biography, Wiki

Maya Jama is a 26-year-old presenter of Somali and Swedish descent who was born in August 1994.

She was named after civil-rights activist and celebrated poet Maya Angelou because her mum read the famous poem, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, during her pregnancy.

Maya made the move from Bristol to London aged 16 to pursue her broadcasting career, and set up her own YouTube channel as well as landing a gig as a presenter for JumpOff.TV.

Maya then became the host of MTV Base show, The Wrap Up, before moving on to host MTV Essentials and MTV News.

She’s gained more and more popularity over the years, especially when she hosted a travelogue called Copa 90’s Maya’s FIFA World Cup Cities during the 2014 World Cup.

Maya Jama Biography Wikipedia
Maya Jama
Real NameMaya Indea Jama
Nick NameMaya
Age27 year old
Date Of Birth14 August 1994 
Birth PlaceBristol, England
ProfessionTelevision presenter, Radio presenter
Zodiac SignLeo
Active year2012–present
 Net Worth$2 Million USD
FatherDon’t know
Brother  NameOmar
Children Name –
Boy Friend NameBen Simmons
SchoolCotham School
University –
 Physical Status
Height5ft 7, or 170.2 cm
Weight119 lb / 54 kg
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Shoe Size12 (US)
Bra (BreastApprox Size 34
Hip SizeApprox 34
Waist SizeApprox 30
Dress Size16 (US) Approx
Sexual OrientationStraight
 Relationship Status
Are you married ?No
Is she LesbianNo
Any AffairNo
Boy Friend NameBen Simmons
Ex- boy friend NameRapper Stormzy
 Social Media
Instagram (mayajama) 2.4 million followerLink
Twitter (@MayaJama)647.4K FollowersLink 

Maya Jama Career

At the age of 18, she decided to make her career in media and moved to London in 2012. She first worked as an actress and then as a TV presenter. Then she worked as a fashion model.

Her first ambition was acting. Over time, she realized that being a presenter might be better for her. Maya’s early role models are June Sarpong and Davina McCall. She started her performance when she was a teenager. On JumpOff.TV she featured the weekly music video Countdown.

Her show was a travelogue covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.In addition Maya also co-hosted the Copa90 nine-part World Cup taxi series dedicated to the event.She joined MTV in August 2014 as the presenter of The Wrap Up. In 2018, she made her first TV show host in MTV’s True Love or True Lies with Dani Dyer.

From 2017 to 2018, she appeared in the role of Panelist in Loose Women. In 2017 itself, she was the co-presenter of the 1st series of Cannonball. In the same year, she appeared as a Contestant in the Weakest Link Celebrity Special.

And at the MOBO Awards, she co-hosted the Awards ceremony.In 2018, she was the presenter of True Love or True Lies. In the same year she was a co-presenter in the 1st series of Revolution, The Circle and Stand Up to Cancer. From 2018 till now, she is the team captain in the 3 series of Don’t Hate the Playaz.

From 2018 to 2019, she was a co-presenter at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards Annually. In 2019, she appeared as a guest in Series 15, Episode 6 of The Jonathan Ross Show and as a team member in Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2019.

In 2020, she was seen in Sport Relief. In the same year she was presenter of EE BAFTA. Apart from this, she was the co-host in the 1st series of Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer.

In The Duchess, she played the role of Sandra. She was the co-host at the awards ceremony of the MOBO Awards in 2020. She appeared as a guest in the 1st episode of Sunday Brunch.

She was a guest in The Jonathan Ross Show Series 16, Episode 10. She was the co-presenter of The Big New Year’s In. In 2021 she was the guest judge at RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. From 2021 till now, she is a regular panelist in Celebrity Juice.

Maya Jama Net Worth

Maya has revealed that she became a millionaire at 24.

The Sun’s Bizarre revealed that Maya had become a millionaire after working her way up the showbiz ladder.

An insider said: “Maya has been grafting for years, honing her craft, but this year she’s really come into her own.

“After leaving Radio 1 in May she said she had exciting projects and she wasn’t wrong. Landing a presenting gig alongside Peter Crouch on his BBC primetime TV show Save Our Summer was massive, and it’s just the start.”

According to a report by Capital FM, Maya Jama is worth £1.5million.

The popular presenter has previously given fans a glimpse inside her plush London home.

She also showed off her huge bedroom with a romantic four-poster bed.

Maya Jama FAQ’s

Who is Maya Jama?

Maya Jama (born 14 August 1994) is an English television, radio presenter, and DJ.

Who is Maya Jama engaged to?

Maya Jama ‘secretly engaged’ to basketball star Ben Simmons after Christmas proposal

What is Maya Jama’s net worth?

According to a report by Capital FM, Maya Jama is worth £1.5million.

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