Maya Jama dons Bristol Rovers kit as she showcases City on YouTube channel

Maya Jama wears the 2021/22 home shirt of Bristol Rovers. (Image: Hometown Showdown)Maya Jama wears the 2021/22 home shirt of Bristol Rovers. (Image: Hometown Showdown)
Maya Jama wears the 2021/22 home shirt of Bristol Rovers. (Image: Hometown Showdown) | (Image: Hometown Showdown)
One of the most famous people from Bristol right now continued to show her support for Rovers.

Maya Jama has appeared in the colours of Bristol Rovers as she showcases her hometown in a YouTube programme.

Jama is not an avid football fan but her family all support the Blue side of Bristol with her dad a season-ticket holder at the Mem.

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Appearing on the channel of popular YouTuber Chunkz, the 27-year-old took part in a ‘goalkeeping’ competition outside Wembley Stadium.

Chunkz donned the colours of Arsenal whilst Jama wore the latest Macron home kit which the Gas first-team currently play in.

Both were tasked to don goalkeeper gloves and avoid their cardboard cutouts from being hit, but unfortunately for the former BBC Radio One presenter, she lost out by a point.

It was the last segment in North West London before Jama was able to showcase the city of Bristol.

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They began their journey where they viewed the city in a hot air balloon. They were able to overlook the Suspension Bridge, as well as looking at the harbour.

She also provided viewers with the fact that Bristol makes the most balloons in the world, making reference to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which has been held since 1979.

Secondly, the pair went around the City using what has become a popular mode of transport, the Voi e-scooter, which is being trialled across the City and in Bath.

“I’ve actually never ridden one of these before,” she said before rolling up at the house of her mother.

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Their next stop took them to Cheltenham Road, where she revealed one of her favourite places to take a bite.

“We’re walking down quite a legendary road right now. This is where I probably spent half of my teens.

"You know, there’s a lot of cafes, bars.

“This is one of my favorite Caribbean restaurants,” she said whilst pointing at the sign outside Jamaican restaurant Rice & Things in Cotham.

Another quirky fact that Jama was keen to share was the Dual-time clock at the Corn Exchange building, which made reference that there are two minute hands which are ten minutes apart.

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They later visited the former site of the Edward Colston statue, which was toppled by demonstrators in June 2020.

Upon her visit, she supported the removal, saying: "I have actually always been proud of Bristolians, because I feel like whenever there is something going on, they’ll fight for what is right.

“I think this was a perfect example of that.”

"So the most legendary thing about Bristol is that Banksy is from here. All around Bristol is Banksy’s art.”

Rolling off a number of interesting facts of where she grew up, the pair sat down for lunch and she revealed that Ribena originated from the city of Bristol.

You can watch the full video of ‘Hometown Showdown’ between Chunkz and Maya Jama, through this link, as well as a trailer for the other of the episodes here.

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