It’s hard to believe Stormzy is only 28. Since 2014, when he picked up the Best Grime Act at the MOBOs after generating a buzz with his Wicked Skengman freestyles, he’s achieved more accolades than most receive in their entire lifetime. Let’s have a look…
Stormzy’s CV 📨:
Three UK No.1 singles!
12 UK Top 10s!
Two UK No.1 albums!
Pledged £1m a year for the next decade to fighting racial equality!
Launched a publisher, #Merky Books!
Set-up a scholarship for Black UK students at the University of Cambridge!
Called Theresa May a “paigon”!
It feels like something’s missing, though. He’s a highly-successful musician, an activist, a millionaire, a modern-day icon, the face of grime’s second generation… Ah, that’s it: a waxwork statue at Madame Tussauds.
It’s been announced today that, to mark his 28th birthday, Stormzy will join super-celebs Adele, Ariana Grande and, er, Napoleon Bonaparte, in the star-studded hotspot of Central London.
Turns out it’s been in the works for two years. “I was told Madame Tussauds London wanted to make a figure of me just after I performed at Glastonbury, and it really felt like the icing on top of the cake,” Stormzy said in a press release. “Growing up, going to school, we’d go to Madame Tussauds London all the time. For me to be there, it feels like, flipping heck, I’m going up in the world.”
For Madame Tussauds, the decision to have Stormzy join the waxy ranks was a no-brainer, with its general manager, Tim Waters, pointing at his massive achievements over the years. “You’d be hard pressed to find someone that isn’t a Stormzy fan,” he said. “His chart-topping hits, powerful performances and important work as an activist have spoken to the nation.”
There’s no set date on when you can meet Wax Stormzy, but keep an eye out for Madame Tussauds’ Instagram and Twitter – they’ll be giving updates apparently.