Last updated on August 14th, 2023 at 12:59 pm
Facts About KSI
|30 Years Old
|Olajide William Olatunji Jr.
|Place Of Birth
|Olajide Ademola Olatunji, Sr.
|Olayinka Atinuke Olatunji
Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, known professionally as KSI, is an English YouTuber, rapper, and boxer. He is a co-founder and member of the British YouTube group known as the Sidemen. He is the CEO of Misfits Boxing and the co-owner of Prime Hydration, XIX Vodka and a restaurant chain known as Sides.
KSI’s Early Life
KSI’s real name is Olajide William Olatunji Jr. He was born on 19 June 1993 in London, England, United Kingdom. His father name is Olajide Ademola Olatunji, Sr. who is known as Jide Olatunji and has been the cameraman for his son’s videos and mother name is Olayinka Atinuke Olatunji who is known as Yinka Olatunji. His parents are of Nigerian roots. He has a brother named as Deji Olatunji. His family moved to Watford. There he attended the fee-paying independent Berkhamsted School.
KSI’s Body Features
KSI’s height is 1.83 m and weight is 72 kg. He has the balanced and healthy body.
On 24 April 2008, he had created a YouTube channel named ‘JideJunior’. On 24 July 2009, he created his current YouTube account. In this, there is a video about the FIFA video game franchise. Weepeler and Hjerpseth inspired him to start his own YouTube career he mentioned on his website. His main channel previously focused on association football and FIFA and also played other games such as Grand Theft Auto V. His secondary channel contains videos of him playing horror, arcade and casual games. In 2012, he was the center of a controversy following his actions at a Eurogamer event. In February 2013, he appeared on the video "KSI VS FIFA // The Record Slam" made by GWRomg. In this, he was recorded in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition in 2013. In October 2013, he signed with Maker Studios' sub-network.
He stopped uploading videos in early 2017 but later he released a video in July. He left the Sideman group but later he officially rejoined the group. Later on 15 August, he released a video in which he claimed that he was being deported from the United States for receiving an incorrect visa. In November 2017, he released a video discussing the issue of whether his supposed fight with the Sidemen was real or fake, with him saying that "the drama wasn't entirely real, but wasn't entirely fake either.”
As a rapper, he made his debut in music in 2011. He along with his fellow YouTuber Randolph, he released "Heskey Time", a rap song about footballer Emile Heskey which was released on Christmas 2011. He began doing a segment on his channel called "Football Rap Battles" which is a video series. He appeared in music videos with Droideka, directing and appearing in his music video for his song Get Hyper, also collaborating with British rapper Sway in which he released two tracks.
On 23 March 2015, he released his first single as a solo artist named ‘Lamborghini’. On 29 October 2015, he announced his debut EP named ’Keep Up’ which was released on 8 January 2016. On 28 October 2016, he released his second EP named ‘Jump Around’. On 30 June 2017, he released his third EP named ‘Space’.
Amateur Boxing Career
He completed his first white-collar amateur boxing match on 3 February 2018 at Copper Box Arena in London. He was awarded the YouTube Boxing Championship Belt.
In 2016 he won the Vlogger of the Year award in NME Award.
KSI’s Personal Life
KSI was in relation with Seana Cuthbert who is a fellow YouTube vlogger. She is known online by the pseudonym “Seanyy”. The relationship ended after two years because Seanyyy felt she was not given attention as KSI was too busy with his YouTube channel and career.
KSI’s net worth is estimated to be $27 million.
Trivias About KSI You Need To Know.
- His younger brother, Deji Olatunji, is also a well-known YouTube personality known as ComedyShortsGamer.
- In 2013, his name appeared in the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition.
- A book named “an all-out assault on the online universe", was published that includes his history and controversies on YouTube which was released on 24 September 2015 in the UK.