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 and Sloggi, and has large social numbers with an engaged audience & over 233k Instagram, 84k on Twitter and over 50k Avg SnapChat views.
In summer 2016 Maya became the Social Media Correspondent at Bestival for RedBull. Along side this she was the presenter for the huge ADE festival Tomorrowland, doing all social content and warm up shows on Facebook, which gathered over 3 million views. Maya was also the host for the Channel 5 star show, Swipe Right for Sex, bringing her documentary skills to host this exploratory show.
2017 has already proved to be a massive year for Maya. She has done various DJ gigs for the likes of Sleek Make-up and Dr Martins, and she will be hosting the Isle of Wight festival on Sky Arts in June along with the Fresh Island festival in July.
Recently she has done shoots for Sloggi, the Jeans for Genes campaign and Noctis Magazine. Maya has been working closely with the BRITS in 2017, hosting their Pre Brits Party, and hosting a live Facebook stream from the Red Carpet also.
Not only has she been to South Africa with Nandos discovering information about the renowned Peri-Peri chilies, she has also recently been announced as pool side presenter for ITV’1 new show Cannonball
We are very excited for what the rest of 2017 has in store for Maya!
DJ at Adidas Ultra Boost Launch, Real Techniques Event, Dr Martins Event 2017
Gave award at NME awards 2017
On the Twitter ‘Creator Day’ panel 2017
Rinse FM, Drive Time Host May 2015 - Present
4Music - Live Presenter - ‘ShoutOuts’ & ‘TrendingLive’ - October 2015 - Present
ITV2 - Present ’ Hot Desk’ 2016
VEVO, ‘Ones To Watch’ - November 2015 - Present.
VEVO, VVV - Sept 2015 - Present
Live Hosting—- NCS LIVE, GirlBoss, Adidas Events, REMIX21, Fresh Island Festival
CBBC, Technobabble - Oct 2015.
COPA 90 - 2014 - Present.
Rinse FM, Breakfast Show Host - 2014 - May 2015
MTV, MTV Essentials, This Weeks Top 20, MTV NEWS - Feb 2015 - October 2015.
Channel4 Shorts - Crazy Celeb Diets, Presenter - Rumpus Media August 2015.
Host - Rip The Runway, Rife Magazine, Fashion Live, Fresh Island Festival,Selfridges Loud & Live, Pre BRITs Party 2017, The BRITS red carpet for 4Music 2017
ASOS / Thomson Scene - Feb 2015.
MTV, Wrap Up Presenter - Sept 2014 - Dec 2014.