Maya Jama has admitted that she is always & # 39; super independent & # 39; was after she left her home for a life in London at the age of 16.
The DJ, 25, told team boss magazine that a majority of her friends were always about seven years older than she and so she always seemed to be older than her years.
When she posed for a stunning shoot in a heavenly setting after her interview with the magazine, Maya further said that despite her fame, she is still struggling with & # 39; millions of moments of doubt & # 39 ;.
Glamorous: Maya Jama has talked about leaving home at the age of 16 and struggling with self-doubt while posing for a heavenly shoot with Gaffer magazine
Maya explained that she left her home in Bristol at the age of 16 because she wanted to go to work and, despite the daunting prospect, started her new life with ease.
She said: "I moved at the age of 16 and came to London alone and was always super independent from an early age and when I naturally moved to London, all my friends grew older than me.
& # 39; So from the age of 16 I grew up with people who were at least 7 years older than me, so I have a kind of state of mind and then the independence to have to pay your own bills from a young age and actually to graft and work and be responsible for yourself. & # 39;
Open: the DJ said that a majority of her friends were always about seven years older than she and so she always seemed to be older than her years
Defiant: In the shoot, Maya also embraced her love for football in a Three Lions dress, while returning to watching the World Cup as a child
Maya grew up in Bristol with her Swedish mother and, because of her origin, spent a lot of time in the European country.
She added: & # 39; I went to the nursery (in Sweden) and my younger brother was born there too. When I lived with my mother, we would go back to Sweden every Christmas, Easter, and summer vacation.
& # 39; I had the cool mom who let my friends stay late and we would have mini parties in my bedroom. I would perform dance moves and songs for all my family members and ask them 20 p for a ticket to my front room.
& # 39; My mother was just happy for me in any way whatsoever. Even if I worked in a store on the corner of Bristol for the rest of our lives, she would be from & # 39; & # 39; I am so proud of you & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Controversial: Despite her national success, Maya spoke frankly about doubting herself during her career, describing it as & # 39; a million moments of doubt & # 39;
People are: & # 39; If you don't let the doubts take over your performance or state of mind and you just see it as & # 39; & # 39; yes you know what, I am a human, so I don't feel 100% all the time & # 39;
Despite her national success, Maya started talking frankly about herself during her career and said it took a long time before she felt absolute confidence in herself.
She said: & # 39; I have the feeling that every person in life doubts himself, I have millions & # 39; doubt & # 39; moments, but I think that separates people who go super far to those who don't.
& # 39; If you don't let the doubts take over your performance or state of mind and you just see it as & # 39; & # 39; yes you know what, I am a human, so I will not always feel 100%, & # 39; & # 39; it is all in my mind that I am fully capable of this. & # 39;
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During the shoot Maya also embraced her love for football with a red dress with three lion theme, and even traveled to Brazil in 2014 to defeat the World Cup for Copa90.
She added: & # 39; I remember it was a World Cup (1994), I can't remember which year Brazil and Sweden were in the quarterfinals. I had the Swedish flag hanging outside the house and had face paint.
& # 39; I hadn't even watched football that much, but it made me so upset when they lost, just because I was so attached to it. I cried and I think my mother let me go to school the next day. & # 39;
Coming soon: full cover interview with Maya Jama available in the second edition of GAFFER Magazine, released on Thursday, August 29, 2019
Maya & # 39; s interview also comes a month after she has confirmed that she has separated herself from her fellow boyfriend Stormzy.
The notorious private couple dated four years but would have ended the relationship to focus on their career.
A representative for Maya confirmed the breakup with MailOnline, the star is said to have left the home of the 26-year-old rapper.
The couple was last seen together on Wednesday, August 14, where they celebrated Maya & # 39; s birthday with dinner at the chic Mayfair eatery, Sexy Fish.
Full cover interview with Maya Jama available in the second edition of GAFFER Magazine, released on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
It's over: last month Maya confirmed that she had separated herself from her rap friend Buddy Stormzy after a four-year romance (photo in 2017)
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