Stormzy has been named one of the next generation leaders by TIME magazine.
TheVossi Bop hitmaker – whose real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. – said he couldn’t even comprehend fact that he made it onto the US news weekly’s annual list of young trailblazers and believed he had God to thank for it.
Taking to his Instagram account, the 26-year-old grime star said: “One of my absolute proudest moments. I can’t even comprehend this. I am on the cover of TIME. I’ve stared at this cover for a few minutes and it feels like one of those “how the fkkkkk did man get here?!” moments. God’s favour and the everlasting love and support you guys show me has elevated me to a place in life where this South London kid is worthy enough to grace the cover of the most prestigious publication in the World.”
During his interview with the magazine, Stormzy told Reni Eddo-Lodge that headlining Glastonbury festival last year was the pinnacle of his career.
He also said he used Beyonce’s Coachella performance in 2018 as inspiration.
He explained: “Not in terms of anything to do with how it sounded or looked. Trying to imitate Beyoncé, that’s a fool’s game. Just in terms of quality, and impact.”