Khaby Lame - The famous TikToker: What you need to know
A 21-year-old former factory worker, Khabane Lame, has been everywhere lately. Thanks to his famous TikTok videos he is a worldwide phenomenon now.
In March 2020 Khabane lost his job in the northern Italian industrial town of Chivasso. Instead of applying for jobs, he started making TikTok videos.
He went viral after posting life hack videos on the platform.
The early videos that Lame posted were in Italian, but they were wordless, and expression-filled videos that went viral.
He has over 65 million followers on TikTok and counting. Currently, the most followed person on TikTok is 17-year-old Charli D’Amelio who has 116 million followers.
Khabane Lame said, “It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh”.
His videos don’t have the high production cost that other videos on the platform have, but the simple expressions have gained him worldwide fame.
His admirers are now operating fan pages in multiple languages, including English, German, Arabic, Spanish, and more. He is collaborating with other content creators on various platforms and earning a lot of money.
Since he has a Senegalese passport, he has issues getting a US visa for now. He is in process of getting his Italian citizenship.
He is getting noticed by more and more influential people by the day. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg commented on his Instagram video with a thumbs-up emoji.
He says that when he earns enough money, he wants to buy a house for his mother.