It’s no surprise that Maya Jama has been named one of Vogue’s most influential girls.
After landing her first big TV job as MTV base show ‘The Wrap Up’ host in August 2014, aged just 20 she then went on to host MTV essentials & MTV News. Maya soon went on to present for MTV and Channel 4 among other networks.
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. Most recently, Maya opened and hosted the 2020 EE BAFTA red carpet in a 5G powered AR dress!
In 2018 Maya presented The Circle on Channel 4 with Alice Levine. She went on to co-present Stand Up To Cancer with long standers Alan Carr and Adam Hills and became the team captain on ITV2 rap panel show; Don’t Hate the Playaz which is now in its third season. Since she’s appeared on shows such as A League of Their Own Roadtrip, and The Jonathan Ross show, alongside punk legend Iggy Pop and British comedian Jack Whitehall.
2020 has been a big year, with Maya hosting the BBC1 show Save Our Summer with Peter Crouch and Alex Horne, being a regular on ITV2s Celebrity Juice and recently hosted Channel 4’s Young Black and Gifted.
Aside from presenting, Maya 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 Adidas, appearing in the European JD Sports christmas campaign for three consecutive years and their newest Global Superstar campaign. She is also an ambassador for Australian hair care brand, Aussie! And as well as these, she appeared in a global GAP campaign and a 2019 Spring/ Summer campaign for Kurt Geiger. And after much anticipation, 2020 saw Maya release her own line of MIJ face masks