The tiktoker Khaby Lame, known for his wry facial expressions in reaction to videos of unnecessarily complex tricks, has robbed Charli D’Amelio of the title of the most followed person in the world on the TikTok application.
The Senegalese of origin Khabane Lame, who lives in Italy, can boast of having reached 144.8 million subscribers on the Chinese video platform, while remaining silent.
He is thus positioned in front of the queen of TikTok, the amateur dancer and personality of social networks Charli D’Amelio, currently followed by 143 million people.
In August 2021, the content creator entered the very select club of accounts with more than 100 million subscribers. This is quite a feat, considering that he created his profile on the video platform a little over two years ago, in March 2020. Like many, he was looking for entertainment after losing his job at the start of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Khaby Lame, 22, made his mark by pointing out the absurdity of videos showing tricks that complicate people’s lives instead of simplifying them. His expressions of discouragement have been seen billions of times and reproduced by many personalities on TikTok and other social networks.
Over time, he widened his playing field by posting comedic videos in which he never speaks words. Each content he publishes accumulates several million views.
In a 2021 interview with TikTok, he said he was
grateful and happy and that he intended to stay
down to earth and faithful to his initial idea, which was to
make videos for fun and make others laugh.