Its no surprise that Maya Jama has been named a Rising Star for 2016 by Hello Magazine, last year was an amazing year for her. After landing her first big TV job as MTVbase show ‘TheWrapUp’ host in August 2014, aged just 20 she then went on to host MTVessentials & MTV News. Since then Maya has moved over to 4Music to fine tune her Live TV Skills & host popular shows such as ‘ShoutOuts’ & ‘Trending Live’ on a weekly basis.
Maya has also become the face of VEVO’s popular shows ‘VVV’ & ‘Ones To Watch’ where she is able to utilise her interviewing skills with talent such as Izzy Bizu, Little Mix, Alessia Cara and Sinead Harnett to name just a few. Maya has also shown her entertaining & fun personality via shows such as CBBC’s ‘Technobabble’ and ‘FutureSounds’ on Channel 4.
After a brief stint on the breakfast show on RinseFM, Maya now is the popular Drive Time Host (4pm-7pm) where she does a variety of entertaining interviews with the likes of Alesha Dixon, Craig David, Geko, KRUPT FM & many more. She also hosts live events such as ‘Rinse at Notting Hill Carnival’, ‘Rinse at Eastern Electrics festival’ and broadcasted live from Ibiza for Rinse in September.
On top of all this Maya also co-presented ‘Star Rated’ for Sky channel Trace Sports with Remedy Productions and still found time to set up her own You Tube channel. Her infectious personality and ability to make fun of herself has enabled her to create online comedic content consisting of pranks, comedy sketches and parodies.
Maya is also a huge football fan, so hosting ‘The Football Virgin’ for Copa90’s channel exploring life as a football fan was a dream come true. She then travelled around Brazil presenting ‘Maya’s World Cup cities’ with Hyundai for the channel ahead of the competition. She later returned to Brazil during the World Cup to host a second series ‘World Cup Taxi’ also with Hyundai and Copa90.
She has worked with various brands such as ASOS, H&M, Thomson, Chambord, Sony, Adidas etc.
We are very excited for what 2016 has in store for Maya!