It has been announced that grime MC Stormzy will speak at Oxford University on Monday night (March 7).
The Oxford Guild talk will begin at 8pm GMT, streaming live online via Periscope.
Stormzy has said of the news: “It’s an honour to be asked to speak at such a prestigious establishment. In school, all my teachers and my mum were super routing for me to study at Oxford, I picked music as a career choice and this didn’t sit to well with them! So to be asked to come down and speak to the students there is a true tale of destiny giving you the right cards.”
Abbas Kami, chairman of the Oxford Guild, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming to the Oxford Guild such an exciting and high profile a speaker as the one and only Stormzy and expect it to be a fascinating and memorable event and are thrilled that he will be doing an exclusive performance for those attending! We’ve had a phenomenal reaction from the student body so far with over 1,200 students balloting for places in under 24 hours of announcing it… this is yet another great coup for the Guild which I am proud to see continuing to reach ever higher heights”.
Stormzy recently freestyled over Charli XCX’s new single ‘Vroom Vroom’. Speaking about the singer on Beats 1, Stormzy said: “I feel like I know her because she’s bubbly, she’s a bit mad”.