- TikTok celebrity, Khabane “Khaby” Lame is the most followed personality on the video hosting app
- The Senegalese-born Italian has 2.4 billion TikTok likes, earns $750,000 (N326m) per TikTok post, and is reportedly on track to make $10 million (N4.3bn) this year
- Lame is now spending hours learning Engling by watching animated series to achieve a dream of casting in a Hollywood movie
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Senegalese-born Italian, Khabane “Khaby” Lame, is the world's most-followed TikTok personality who earns N326m per TikTok post.
The internet sensation, reportedly on track to make N4.3bn this year, is determined to add his name to the league of Hollywood movie stars.
Fortune reports that the 22-year-old with 149.5 million TikTok followers spends three hours a day learning English from a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood-inspired animated series Daniel Tiger.
Lame's goal is to master English to score roles in major Hollywood films and become the best comedian in the world and win laurels.
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''My dream is that one day we’ll win an Oscar,'' Lame told Fortune. ''I like making people laugh. I love my family. I love my company.''
With 2.4 billion TikTok likes, Lame derives the majority of his income from endorsement deals, with brands paying him about $400,000 (N174m) per TikTok on average, according to Riggio (an agency source pegs the number closer to $152m).
Aside from TikTok, Lame has also cofounded a creative agency, Iron Corporation, with Riggio to oversee athletes, actors, and fellow creators’ social presences and monetisation plays.
The Senegal native who emigrated from Dakar to the Turin suburb of Chivasso, Italy, emerged into prominence by sharing overly complicated life hacks in 2020 amid the pandemic.
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Lame's wordless videos have garnered him millions of followers, and in June of 2022, he surpassed Charli D’Amelio to become the most-followed TikToker in the world.
Khaby Lame, 22, becomes the most followed person on Tiktok
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that Khabane Lame became the most followed person on TikTok.
Popularly known as ''Khaby'', he's a Senegalese social media personality based in Italy. He is known for his TikTok videos in which he silently mocks overly complicated life hack videos.
According to reports, he passed Charli D'Amelio as the most-followed TikTok creator. In June 2022, Lame, 22, surpassed 18-year-old Charli D'Amelio to become the most-followed TikToker in the world.