Sway Calloway

Sway Calloway - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Sway Calloway is a journalist, radio personality, executive producer, and retired rapper from the United States. Sway Calloway is best known for hosting music, news, and cultural programming. He gained popularity after co-hosting the nationally syndicated radio show, The Wake Up Show, as one-half of the duo Sway & King Tech.

Early Life

Sway Calloway simply known as Sway was born on the 3rd of July 1971, in Oakland, California, the United States of America. He is an American by nationality and has a birth sign of Cancer. Moreover, he belongs to the American-American ethnicity and is 51 years old as of 2022.

However, there is little known regarding his early life background, his parents’ and siblings’ names, and his educational background.

Sway Calloway – Net Worth 2023

Being a well-known television personality and former rapper, he has collected a huge sum of money and lives a luxurious life at the moment.

As of 2023, his net worth estimates at around $7 million, and his salary and income are still unknown at the moment. He mainly earned as a host, reporter, and executive producer, and from his albums.

Professional Career

Sway Calloway became a locally known rapper and b-boy performing on San Francisco’s Pier 39. He collaborated with DJ King Tech after high school and the duo performed at various San Francisco Bay Area clubs.

The duo released independent albums. After that, the duo signed a major label record deal with Giant Records. They released their first album, Concrete Jungle in 1990. As a result, they got a chance to co-host their show on the radio station KMEL.

In collaboration with artists like Pete Rock, Kool Keith, Eric B. & Rakim, and others, the duo released their second album, This or That,  in the year 1999. After the success of their second album, the duo released a new album titled, ‘Back 2 Basics’ in 2005.

The album was released on Sway and Tech’s record label, Bolo Entertainment, which is distributed by Universal Music. In 2005, the duo’s second album, Back 2 Basics was released on Sway and Tech’s record label, Bolo Entertainment, which is distributed by Universal Music.


In 2000, Sway was approached by MTV who offered him a position as a correspondent. The rapper accepted the offer and became a frequent reporter for the network’s music video series and news specials, including Total Request Live and the hip-hop music video show Direct Effect.

Later, King Tech and The Wake Up Show joined him in his relocation because MTV’s studios are in New York City. Due to Sway’s appearance, the radio program became even more successful on MTV.

As a succession of the radio program, the television vision of the show was broadcasted on MTV for a limited period in January 2004. Sway and Tech also have a hit mixtape series that features freestyles from the broadcast.

But, this rapper Sway, did renew his contract with MTV in September 2005. In the year 2007, he made his appearance as a guest star in the MTV sketch comedy show Short Circuit.

Producer and Board of Directors

Moreover, Swayy has worked as an executive producer of five episodes of All that Matters that aired in 2015.  He has produced television shows such as Behind the Movie: Exploring Chicago with the Cast of Barbershop – The Next Cut in 2015 and One shot in 2016.

For ‘Save the Music Foundation,’ he served on a board of directors. Regarding the website, the foundation helps students, school, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music.

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Caption: Sway Calloway Team (Source: SiriusXM)

Additionally, he has hosted a weekday morning show on Eminem’s Shade 45 channel on SiriusXM! “Sway in the Morning” launched on Monday, July 18, 2011, on Shade 45 (SiriusXM channel 45) and airs Monday-Friday from 8 am-12 noon ET.

Sway is also the Chief Navigator for his site, SwaysUniverse.com, which features celebrity interviews, music, entertainment, and health news.


In 2005, Sway earned the MOBO Award for Best Hip-Hop. Similarly, he has earned two Urban Music Awards for Best Rap. He has earned one Ghana Music Award and one Blackstars Award for Best UK Act. Similarly, he won the BET Hip Hop Award for Best UK Hip-Hop Act.

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Caption: Sway Calloway interviewing former American president, Barack Obama (Source: THE-QUOTABLE)

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, there is no exact information related to whether Sway Calloway is married or not. And, the man likes to keep his personal life private. But, he has been open about having a daughter whose name is Kayani and frequently posts his daughter on his Instagram page.

Looking at him, this man might have had at least one relationship in past. And it seems, the former rapper is single and unmarried.

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Caption: Sway Calloway with her daughter (Source: Zimbio)

Sway is out of controversy or rumors at the moment and he is focused on his personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

The former American rapper stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. Moreover, he has dark brown eyes with black hair color.

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Caption: Sway Calloway posing for a photo (Source: Zimbio)

Sway Calloway – Social Media

On his Instagram, ‘@realsway’ there are more than 1 million followers. Similarly, there are more than 556.1K followers on his Twitter page ‘@RealSway’ and more than 1 million followers on his Facebook page.

Moreover, he has a YouTube channel named ‘@SWAYSUNIVERSE1,’ there are over more than 2.49 million subscribers on it.