TV and radio presenter Maya Jama landed her first major TV placement as the host of MTV show ‘The Wrap Up’ in August 2014, aged just 20. After hosting the ‘News’ and ‘Essentials’ segments for MTV, Maya was poached by 4Music to host popular weekly shows such as ‘ShoutOuts’ & ‘Trending Live’. Given her rapid career progression to cement herself as a staple of British television, it came as no surprise that she was named as one of Vogue’s ‘Most Influential Girls’ of 2018.
After a brief stint on the breakfast show on RinseFM, Maya became the Drive Time host, where she does a variety of entertaining interviews with the likes of Alesha Dixon, Craig David, Geko, KRUPT FM & many more.
In 2017, Maya became the youngest ever person to host the MOBO Awards, which she did with fellow presenter Marvin Humes. She has also worked closely with the BRITS, hosting their 2017 Pre Brits Party, and hosting a live Facebook stream from the Red Carpet too.
Maya’s launched her own collection with fashion brand Pretty Little Thing in summer 2018, followed by a second collection in February 2019. She is also an ambassador for brands such as Adidas, appearing in the European JD Sports Christmas campaign. She has further appeared in a global GAP campaign and a 2019 Spring/ Summer campaign for Kurt Geiger.
Maya currently presents a BBC Radio 1 show on Fridays and Saturdays.