Maya JAMA tells how the murder of her teen love pushed her to showbiz success | Instant News


TV host Maya JAMA told how the murder gun her boyfriend pushed her to future success in show business.

Speaking Cosmopolitan UKMaya showed that she was only 16 when Rico Gordon, 21, was caught in the crossfire between two gangs.

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Maya JAMA has opened up about the brutal murder of his first loveCredit: Cosmopolitan UK / Danika Magdalena

Former Radio 1 DJ, 25, said that to cope with the tragedy of his death in 2011 had hardened her and made her more determined to succeed.

She said, “I went through a lot. With my guy by, he gave me a fearless approach. I felt that life is really short.

“At 16 you think the world is a fairy tale and she took me out of this. It has given me even more determination. If not going through these difficulties, all my perception of life would be different.

“According to statistics, I had to go racing back then, and it feels like my career was the thing that saved from happening. I had hope and was something to look forward to.

Rico Gordon was only 21 when he was caught in the crossfire between two gangs in 2011

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Rico Gordon was only 21 when he was caught in the crossfire between two gangs in 2011Photo: BBC BBC crimewatch
Then Maya went on crimewatch and TV to call witnesses

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Then Maya went on crimewatch and TV to call witnessesPhoto: BBC BBC crimewatch

“When you go through injuries, if you have nothing to look forward to when you can get stuck in a rut.”

Maya, co-leading bi-Bi-si one show the Peter Crouch: save our summer, added: “I do not allow myself to be wound up over the smaller things, because I know what it’s like to feel real pain.”

Her four-year relationship with soot star Stormzy, 27, last year ended and Maya is worried at the thought of Dating again.

– She said: “it makes me nervous about who I’m going with the following. If they are not already open eyes, maybe they will be collected in it.”

Former DJ appeared on the cover of the September issue of Cosmopolitan

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Former DJ appeared on the cover of the September issue of CosmopolitanCredit: Cosmopolitan UK / Danika Magdalena

She tells the September issue of Cosmopolitan, on July 30: “I was 20 when I got it. Now life is different. Even social media anymore. It will be harder to keep things private”.

Two men were jailed for life for the murder of Londoner-Rico, who was visiting Maia in Bristol, when he was killed.

She went on crimewatch and for the witness.

Maya also opened up about Dating, admitting that she's worried about bringing someone into the spotlight

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Maya also opened up about Dating, admitting that she’s worried about bringing someone into the spotlightCredit: Cosmopolitan UK / Danika Magdalena
She said that 'life is different, it will be harder to keep things private'

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She said that ‘life is different, it will be harder to keep things private’Photo: Getty
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