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Stormzy Crowned 'Person Of The Year' By Oxford University Students

Stormzy Crowned 'Person Of The Year' By Oxford University Students

British grime star, Stormzy, has been crowned 'Person Of The Year' by Oxford University's African and Caribbean Society.

The 23-year-old, real name Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, has had a very successful 2017 to date, with a number one album, a number one single, and a performance at Glastonbury.

He attended the ceremony in person and collected his award, given for his 'amazing contributions to our society and the wider black community', reports the Evening Standard.

The artist later tweeted a series of pictures from the awards, including one with him posing with a large group of students.

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In the tweet, he wrote: "Today I received the 'Person Of The Year' Award from Oxford University ACS. Standing proud in a room full of young black Kings & Queens."

He thanks the students at the UK's number one university, saying: "I think it's easy for the public to look at footballers, rappers and entertainers and see us as the epitome of black excellence, but I feel that it's actually you guys.

"At the end of uni, you lot are becoming the doctors and lawyers, the medical scientists."

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The award was received by Stormzy just days after he angrily tweeted about his picture in an Irish newspaper being confused with that of new Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku.

The Irish Herald posted the headline: "Lukaku Is Ready For Work", alongside a picture of Stormzy wearing a Manchester United tracksuit.

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The grime artist tweeted: "I don't find none of this funny btw. Don't wanna sound like the party pooper who missed the joke..."

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The editor of the paper, Alan Steenson, said in an apology: "Hands up, we got it badly wrong.

"Earlier we made an error with a picture of Romelu Lukaku that wasn't him. It was Stormzy.

"To be honest, we are totally embarrassed and want to say sorry to all involved and our readers for the error. We will keep our eye on the ball in the future."

Stormzy has already won the Best International Act: Europe, in 2017, at the Black Entertainment Television Awards, as well as being nominated for the Best British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 BRIT Awards.

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His collaboration with dozens of artists on the Artists For Grenfell track, Bridge Over Troubled Water, for charity reached number one in the UK chart.

The album, Gangs Signs and Prayers reached number one in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Stormzy

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