UK RAPPER Stormzy will speak to Oxford University’s student group on Monday (March 7).
The double MOBO Award-winning star, who made history when his track WickedSkengman 4 became the first freestyle to crack the UK’s top 20, will share his successful journey with the Oxford Students Guild from 8pm.
In addition to taking the charts by storm, the 22-year-old, real name Michael Omari, was named as in the BBC’s influential Sound of 2015 list, currently hosts a weekly radio show #MERKY on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and will embark on his debut US your later this month.
“This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the biggest names in music and the grime which has been pioneered out of the UK in particular and is set to be a fascinating talk. Stormzy will be performing at this event exclusively for those attending,” Oxford Business Society wrote on Facebook.
“Very very proud to announce that I have been invited to speak at the prestigious Oxford University next Monday,” Stormzy wrote on Twitter.
The award-winning and critically-acclaimed Oxford Guild Business Society is the UK’s largest and oldest student careers society.
Originally founded in 1897, now with thousands of members and over 80 events a year, the Guild is widely recognised both nationally and across the University as the leading careers-related society.
Events include informative career presentations and case studies which enable students to find out more about different career options from some of the world’s largest companies, to high profile inspirational speakers and networking events where you can meet like-minded individuals.
Previous guests include rappers Kanye West and Lil John.
WORDS: Layla Young