Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, better known as KSI, is a British YouTube star, social media personality, rapper, actor, and boxer. The YouTube star also co-founded the British YouTube group known as the Sidemen. KSI built his YouTube following from posting FIFA and Modern Warfare 2 commentary videos on his YouTube page, but has since expanded to include rapping videos, vlogs and more. Variety ranked KSI as the most influential celebrity among US teens in 2015.
KSI’s influence spans much larger than YouTube. The YouTuber also focuses on his music career, his acting career and his boxing career. In 2020, KSI released his debut album titled “Dissimulation.” The album reached number two on the Official UK Albums Chart and number one on the Official Irish Albums Chart. In addition, KSI has taken part in three boxing fights.
Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, better known as KSI, was born on June 19, 1993 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England to parents Olajide Olatunji and Olayinka Olatunji. He has one younger brother: Oladeji Daniel “Deji” Olatunji. His father is from Nigeria and his mother is from London. KSI attended the Berkhamsted School, where he met future Sidemen member Simon Minter
As of September 2021, KSI has more than 23.4 million subscribers on YouTube, 7.2 million followers on Twitter, 7.3 million followers on TikTok, 10.3 million followers on Instagram and 4.7 million followers on Facebook. His second YouTube account has more than 14 million subscribers.
KSI started his YouTube career early. He opened his first YouTube channel in 2008 under the name “JideJunior,” but he only opened his current channel in 2009. He began posting gaming commentary videos to his channel and soon made a living off his channel when he was in school.
He dropped out of college to pursue his career. In an interview, he remembered the moment he made the decision: “I asked the teacher, ‘Should I leave?’ He asked, ‘How much are you making from YouTube?’ and I said, ‘Around £1,500 a month.’ He told me he was getting less than that.”
KSI first began his channel by uploading primarily gaming videos focusing on FIFA and Modern Warfare 2. These videos helped grow his channel substantially since its creation, and he has tens of millions of subscribers across both his YouTube channels. His channel now includes a more diverse section of videos, including comedy videos, rap videos and vlogs.
KSI has become the second-most-popular YouTube channel in the United Kingdom, and his second channel is the sixth most popular. He is the most-subscribed-to person of color on YouTube as well. Variety ranked KSI as the most influential celebrity among US teens in 2015.
The YouTube star formed his own group of YouTube stars called the Sidemen, and members of the group collaborate and work together. The group comprises the following YouTube stars: KSI, W2S, Miniminter, Vikkstar123, Behzinga, Zerkaa, and TBJZL.
KSI’s influence spans much larger than YouTube. The YouTuber also focuses on his music career, his acting career and his boxing career.
Early in his career, KSI rapped and produced his own music. KSI has released four Extended Plays (EP), “Keep Up,” “Jump Around,” “Space” and “Disstracktions.” In addition, he has done a collaboration with Randolph titled “New Age and Dissimulation,” the name of which later became his debut solo album. His song, “Touch Down,” was later used in Dwayne Johnson & Zac Efron’s movie “Baywatch.”
KSI played the lead role in the movie “Laid in America” which was released in 2016 and also took part in a documentary in 2018 titled “Can’t Lose.”
The YouTuber has also written three books titled “I Am a Bellend,” “How to Be a Youtube Kingpin and Dominate the Internet” and “The Sidemen Book.”
In 2019, KSI officially signed with RBC Records, under BMG Rights Management, to progress his music career nationally and internationally. In 2020, KSI released his debut album titled “Dissimulation.” The album reached number two on the Official UK Albums Chart and number one on the Official Irish Albums Chart.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, KSI has also taken part in three high-profile boxing fights. He fought against Joe Weller once and Logan Paul twice. He won against Joe but when it came to Logan, one match was a draw and another was a win.
You can purchase official Sidemen merchandise directly through their site.
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