In a world as competitive as that of influencers, when the emperor of social media in person gives you his attention, it means you are playing with the big boys. This is what happened to Khabane Lame – known by his nickname Khaby Lame.
A 21-year-old Italian who teaches us Il Fatto Quotidiano, was able to interact directly with Mark Zuckerberg in person. “Khaby recently overtook the Facebook boss in number of followers (9.7 million against 7.4) on Instagram [qui appartient au même groupe], and on this occasion he allowed himself to room him “, reports the Roman daily. An innocent little provocation, to which Zuckerberg responded with a blue thumbs up in approval.
His account is the most followed in Italy, but Khaby Lame’s success on TikTok far beyond the borders of his country. In a few months, this user of the social network who offers short videos has made a specialty of making fun of the many tutorial tips found there. Always smiling and in a good mood, Khaby Lame also makes fun of videos unearthed on the platform.
As some of his videos reach over 200 million views, here are four things to know about the 21-year-old Italian. The weekly International mail consider it as “The person to follow” and that the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano qualifies him as “Phenomenon of the moment”.
1. It has tens of millions of subscribers
When we look at the Profile of Khaby Lame on TikTok, all of his recent videos have over 10 million views. In total, Khabane Lame’s account – his full name – become essential in recent months, has no less than 50 million subscribers.
He is the most followed personality in Italy and has entered the ranking of the 50 most popular accounts on the social network of short videos. In total, Khaby Lame generated almost 700 million likes.
2. He is all about mimes and facial expressions
The worldwide success of this Italian can be explained in particular by a limited use of the word. Khaby Lame prefers to bet on his facial expressions and mimes. During these videos, for example, he mocks other users of the platform by reacting to videos found on TikTok. Enough to ensure it a worldwide success.
3. He hopes to help others, thanks to his success
Khaby Lame’s story is also one of social rise. The young man is of Senegalese origin. “I’m not ashamed of growing up in social housing, it’s a place to which I owe everything, he confides to Corriere della Sera , translated by International mail . Here, I educated myself and made many connections. Thanks to TikTok, maybe one day I could help some people I have known here, as well as my family, it would really be a dream “, explains the one who lost his job because of the coronavirus pandemic.
4. Dubbed by Mark Zuckergerg, founder of Facebook
This fan of Will Smith isn’t just famous on TikTok. It brings together on Instagram over 11.5 million subscribers. To compare, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and boss of Facebook (which owns Instagram), has just 7.4 million subscribers on this social network.
Khaby Lame took the liberty of poking fun at Mark Zuckerberg, to which the Facebook boss gave him a thumbs up of approval.
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