In 2019, Stormzy became the first black British solo artist to make it as headliner at Glastonbury. Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. is nothing less than a socio-cultural pioneer. He owns a publishing house for authors from minority groups and supports a score of black scholarship students at the University of Cambridge. Time magazine placed him on the cover as a ‘next generation leader’, all based on a record that shifted the goal posts – because how could it not? ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ (2017) made dark, fierce grime accessible to a wide audience. His reward? The Brit Award for Album of the Year. Stormzy evolves at a rapid pace. On ‘This Is What I Mean’ (2022) the beats are softer, revealing his soul. He is in peak form.