Who is KSI?
Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji (born June 19, 1993), best known as KSI, is an English YouTuber, internet celebrity, musician, actor, and boxer. He is also a member of and co-founder of the British YouTube community known as the Sidemen.
What KSI stands for?
KSI stands for Knowledge, Strength, and Integrity. He has the word “Knowledge” tattooed across his chest, and he has “Strength” and “Integrity” tattooed on both of his arms.
The acronym is part of his complete pseudonym “KSIOlajideBT” and contains his name and BT, which stands for British Telecom.
KSI is a British YouTuber who has been a gamer and a composer.
KSI is set to take Logan Paul to DAZN on Saturday for a rematch between the two YouTube stars, but you may be wondering who this guy is.
KSI is a British entertainer, well-known on YouTube, with more than 20.5 million followers, more than his rival.
His real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, but he’s sometimes named “JJ.”
Though Paul is known for venturing into many other avenues, such as film and television, KSI has largely maintained his social media portfolio. He has a music career with various songs, and he released a collaboration album earlier this year.
He also began boxing in front of Paul; before his first fight against Paul, he fought another YouTuber. In that fight, Joe Weller was knocked out in the third round.
Why is he famous?
KSI began as a YouTuber game in 2009, posting footage of him playing the FIFA soccer video game. He kept making gaming posts, even after he began branching out into vlog-style uploads. Its channel expanded exponentially, exceeding three million subscribers by the end of 2013-14. It currently has the 115th most popular YouTube channel with 20.5 million subscribers.
His fame also increased as he and other British entertainers founded the Ultimate Sidemen entertainment group (it would later just be called Sidemen). He continued to make videos as he used to, albeit within a community to help each producer grow their online presence. In 2017, KSI declared that he had left the party, but later acknowledged that it was a way to get recognition, and he never left.
As KSI started to become more popular, he became interested in a music career, and he had a lot of popularity in the United Kingdom. His debut album “Lamborghini” was No. 30 on the UK singles chart. His EP debut “Keep Up” was No. 1 on the UK R&B Albums Chart.
He continued to release music and also went on tour to support his albums. Earlier this year, he released a collaboration album named “New Age.” with YouTuber Randolph.
The net value of KSI is $20 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla. By reference, his rival, Logan Paul, has a net rating of 19 million dollars on the same page.
According to Forbes, KSI was the fifth-highest paying YouTuber in 2015, receiving $4.5 million. It’s fair to say that he’s already earning millions of money, as he’s just gained notoriety and introduced more financial avenues since then. Plus, his boxing matches against Paul were also major revenue generators.
Followers on social media
YouTube: 20.5 million subscribers
Instagram: 6.7 million followers
Twitter: 5.1 million followers
Facebook: 2.4 million likes
Spotify | Training playlist
KSI has more YouTube viewers than Logan Paul, but it’s been here for longer. Paul’s channel expanded faster; it was the first YouTuber to reach 10 million subscribers. KSI has less total scope than Paul, as his other social media channels have not done and YouTube.
Who is his girlfriend?
KSI has become a mystery about his girlfriend, but he’s in a relationship right now. In the Instagram post on Nov. 1 leading up to the fight, part of his title said, “Throughout this period I have missed my family, my friends, and my beautiful girlfriend, but they all understood that my training in Vegas was necessary.”
According to Metro, KSI’s former friends include YouTuber Marina Joyce, YouTuber Olivia Boo Rolland, YouTuber Seana Cuthbert, and model Lois Sharpe.
Singing and wrapping career
KSI’s debut single “Lamborghini” (with P. Money) has over 108 million views on YouTube and his most-watched video. His Spotify page says his account has 947,621 monthly listens, his most famous single being “Pull Up” from his 2019 collaboration album “New Age.”
He has also released various songs that have not been released on albums and have been included in other artists’ projects.