KSI or Olajide Olatunji is a British Youtuber, comedian, rapper and internet personality who is mostly known from his Youtube channel under the name “KSIOlajidebt”. Olatunji actually started his Youtube career back in the year 2009 after which he was able to successfully garner a huge volume of audiences of about 18.7 million.
Olatunji is also a white collar boxer and also an aspiring musician with his debut EP Keep Up reaching number one on the UK R&B Albums Chart in the year 2016. Let’s get to know more about him in details. You will also like to know about Markiplier.
KSI: Early life, education, and career
KSI was born on 19 June 1993 in London, England which actually makes his nationality a British. The start of KSI’s career is quite very interesting as he actually began it not as a career but something that he often did; video games. KSI first had a Youtube channel which he opened back in 2008, named JideJunior created in the year 2008. Later he started posting about the FIFA video game franchise on his main Youtube channel which he currently also uses. Initially focusing on FIFA games, he later switched to other games as Grand Theft Auto and other PC based games as well.
Later he along with four other Youtubers found the group which was named, Ultimate Sidemen. The group members included Ethan Payne (Behzinga), Simon Minter (Miniminter), Josh Bradley (Zerkaa), and Tobi Brown (TBJZL). Similarly, in the year 2017, KSI announced discontinuing his Youtube videos in addition of the news of his departure from the Sidemen group due to inner conflicts between the members. After this, KSI released several diss tracks targeting at his former group and their members.
From the year 2011, the Youtuber’s career turned towards his musical pursuits with rap songs and tracks. In the year 2015, KSI first released “Lamborghini”, which also featured rapper P Money. After this, he also released his EP titled Keep Up. But it was with his record, Friends with Benefits he was able to hit the charts.
KSI: Girlfriend and personal life
With his growing popularity and fan following, KSI became one of the main topics of the Brit youth and internet communities. His personal life is as his career, controversial and popular. He was first rumored to be dating his ex-girlfriend named Seana with whom he broke up because of his”affairs”. However, this wasn’t accepted by the youtube star.
Later in the year 2017, he was once again rumored to be dating his girlfriend, Lois but they never revealed the relationship which further caused some controversies. This relationship could not last long either and they broke up in November of 2017. The reason for the breakup is yet a mystery.
KSI: Net worth
KSI is now among one of the most popular YouTubers as cited on the renowned website of Business Insider. At present KSI has around 17.5 million subscribers on his Youtube channel. His net worth estimation from his salary and income from his Youtube videos, his music career is around $4.5 million. The Youtuber earns a good deal out of his Instagram page as well.
KSI is active on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, he has around 5.6m followers who are mostly his fans. The youtuber is also an amateur boxer.