Stormzy crowned 'Person of the Year' by Oxford University society

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South London grime star Stormzy has been crowned ‘Person of the Year’ by Oxford University’s African and Caribbean Society.

The 23-year-old, who recently performed at Glastonbury, attended the ceremony in person to collect the award for his “amazing contributions to our society and the wider black community”.

Stormzy tweeted a series of pictures from the awards, including one with him posing with a large group of students.

He wrote: “Today I received the “Person Of The Year” Award from Oxford University ACS. Standing proud in a room full of young black Kings & Queens.”

Stormzy thanked the students at the prestigious university in a speech, saying: “I think it’s easy for the public to look at footballers, rappers and entertainers and see us as the epitome of black excellence, but I feel that it’s actually you guys.

“At the end of uni, you lot are becoming the doctors and lawyers, the medical scientists.”

It comes after the Shut Up performer reacted with anger when an Irish newspaper mistakenly used his picture alongside a story about footballer Romelu Lukaku.

In the wake of Monday’s mix-up, he tweeted: tweeted: “I don’t find none of this funny btw. Don’t wanna sound like the party pooper who missed the joke…”

The Irish Herald soon replied to Stormzy’s comment, with the tweet: “Sincere apologies, we don’t think it’s funny either.”

Editor of the paper, Alan Steenson, said in an apology: “Hand’s up, we got it badly wrong.

“Earlier, we made an error with a picture of Romelu Lukaku that wasn’t him. It was Stormzy.

“To be honest, we are totally embarrassed and want to say sorry to all involved and our readers for the error. We will keep our eye on the ball in future.”

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