Monday 22 May 2023

Stormzy has been given the Freedom of the Borough of Croydon.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, was born and raised in Thornton Heath.

He’s been given the award in recognition of his dedication to music, philanthropy, youth empowerment and mental health issues.

Stormzy was unable to attend the Council meeting to collect the award but sent a video message of thanks.