Stefflon Don, born Stephanie Victoria Allen (born 14 December 1991), professionally is a British dancehall/rap artist and songwriter, and singer who rose to fame after her 2017 single “Hurtin’ Me” featuring French Montana peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2016, Don released her debut mixtape Real Ting, followed by another mixtape, Secure, in 2018.
Real name Stephanie Allen, Stefflon Don was born on December 14, 1991, in Birmingham, England to Jamaican parents. She is one of seven siblings. At the age of 5, her family moved to the Netherlands, Rotterdam, precisely.
While there, she experienced her first studio time at the age of 9; rapping with her brothers and sisters. Her family would stay in Holland for 9 years. Stefflon Don moved back to England at the age of 14. Due to her cross-culture upbringings, she is fluent in Dutch, English, and Jamaican Patios. Back in England, she attended St Thomas Moore Comprehensive in Hackney, North London. Post-graduation, she worked as a cake decorator and hairdresser while pursuing a career in music. Stefflon Don had her mind set on music at an early age as she did various recordings; covering big-name artists.
In 2015, Stefflon Don covered Wretch 32’s “Six Words” and Section Boyz’s “Lock Arff.” The feat sparked her career; opening doors to a host of future collaborations with prominent artists. She collaborated with the likes of Lethal B, Sneakbo, Gigg and was featured alongside Krept & Konan on Jerimih’s single, “London.” Jerimih would return the favor in her single “Tight Nooki.”
In December 2016, Stefflon Don released her mixtape “Real Ting” and it gained traction. Prior to the release, Title track “Real Ting” made noise on YouTube; quickly racking up over a million views and setting the stage for the mixtape. As her YouTube and social media fan base exploded, record labels started to take note.
In March 2017, she inked a deal with Universal Records. Stefflon Don became the first signee to grace the newly created subcategory “54 London.” In 2017, she worked with Drake and partnered with Lil Yachty on the single “Better.” She also released the single “Hurtin’ Me” produced by Rhymez featuring French Montana. “Hurtin’ Me” became a success achieving over 40 million views on YouTube in just 4 months. The single charted at #7 on the UK Singles Chart. Stefflon Don would cross another milestone when she signed another deal with US label Quality Control, linking her up with Migos and Lil Yachty.
Stefflon Don is not married but currently in a relationship with Nigerian Dancehall singer, Burna Boy. Don confirmed the relationship in February 2019. She has a son whom she had at age 17. In an interview with ES Magazine, she confirmed that her son loves it when she drops him off at school. In her words; “He wants me to drop him at school so he can show me off…I’m like: ‘I’m not doing that.’ So usually I go with my PA and let her walk him in.”
Stefflon Don’s height is 5ft 5inches. The multilingual artist’s lyrical flow is often compared to the likes of Nicki Minaj. Her music is heavily influenced by her Jamaican heritage. When discussing her music career, she stresses the importance of being “real.” While her reported net worth is merely an estimation, Stefflon Don is said to be worth around £1.2 million following her record deal with Universal Music Group’s Polydor label in 2017.