Stormzy has become the latest face on the front of the infamous American publication, Time Magazine. He was interviewed by the author of ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race’, Reni Eddo-Lodge as they head toward the release of their Next Generation Leaders issue. In response through his Instagram, Stormzy described it as “One of my absolute proudest moments,”.
“I can’t even comprehend this. I am on the cover of TIME.” the Glastonbury headliner said. “I’ve stared at this cover for a few minutes and it feels like one of those “how the f***kkkk did man get here?!” moments. God’s favour and the ever lasting 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.”
He added. “I am deeply flawed and still learning how to be a man and still figuring out how to grow into the person I need to be but within all of that confusion and all the juggling of being a human and trying to be a superhuman – I have purpose. And my purpose has lead me here. Big Mike for TIME ya na.”
Reni Eddo-Lodge praised the London rapper through a post of Twitter after their interview for the publication.
It was an honour to profile @stormzy for the cover of @TIME. We had such an interesting chat about his music, advocacy, and his deliberate intentions to share the limelight with Black British talent. An iconic cover image, too! https://t.co/3xcNmMgVj7 pic.twitter.com/EJfpNYlm1l
— Reni Eddo-Lodge (@renireni) October 10, 2019
Stormzy’s headlining slot at Glastonbury 2019 was hailed with a five star review by NME and described as “a reflection of the time we live in now.”
The review added, “With anticipation before the night apprehensive, Stormzy does not put a foot wrong throughout. He shows exactly why he deserves to be here. Not too big for his boots, after all.”
Meanwhile Stormzy and Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha were crowned winners at The Best of Africa Awards on October 6. Stormzy claimed the award for his philanthropic work to education , whereas Zaha took home his award for charity work in the Cote d’Ivoire. Footballers Rio Ferdinand, N’Golo Kante and former Lioness Eniola Aluko, (who won her award for Philanthropic Endeavour), also attended the ceremony.