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Maya Jama is steadily taking over the world. At 21 years old she's already hosted shows on Jump Off TV and Rinse FM, she's presented for MTV and 4music and she has 75.2k followers on Instagram. Maya grew up in Sweden and her part Somalian part Bristolian upbringing makes her as unique as her varied CV. Her shows on Rinse FM are as lively as the lady herself, which is saying something- time to tune into Maya FM.Name:Maya Jama Location:London Occupation:Presenter/ DJ
Explain what you do in a sentence…
I pretty much talk for a living on tv and radio, it's my dream job! I am having a lovely time playing at clubs and festivals such as Glastonbury which is coming up, so excited!
How did you get into it?
I started doing YouTube videos for Jumpoff just for fun, and before you could get paid for it, lol!
What's your defining characteristic?
I would say that I don't take myself to seriously, love to pull faces!
Who inspires you?
My aunties - Affrah & Zarah. I take inspiration from various people. Whether it’s from TV personalities that I’ve grown up with; musicians that have fought their way to the top or those people who have their eyes set on making their dream into reality
What does BABY- G stand for to you?
What was the colour of your first BABY-G?
If you were a BABY-G animal what would you be and why?
A cat - so I can be friends with belle - my housemates cat
What keeps you up at night?
I’m always checking my Twitter and social media. If I am ever Mayor I’ll have a whole day where phones are banned. I’d encourage people to actually talk to each other face to face. It’s sad that we are all so engrossed in our phones. I’m guilty of doing it myself. My mind is always busy so It does keep me up
What makes your heart beat quickly?
The thought of being on a beach somewhere with a cocktail in one hand and the sea in front of me
What does being a woman mean to you?
My mother is the strongest person I know and she raised me. Growing up as a child with strong females who inspired me only meant I fought harder for my dream career
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“Everything is going to be okay in the end, if it's not okay it's not the end.”