Despite having established a dancing dynasty, a silent comedian Khaby Lame has surpassed Charli D’Amelio as the most popular TikTok account.
Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old Senegalese-born Italian with 145.4 million followers to D’Amelio’s 143.2 million, overtook D’Amelio.
Khaby never ceases to amaze audiences with his endearing demeanour and amusing performances. Also, among Muslims, he enjoys a sizable following. Khaby, who resides in Italy, comes from a devoted Senegalese Muslim family.
With just a few short videos, TikTok has emerged as the new social media channel for turning young children into overnight celebrities. Khaby Lame, a Senegalese celebrity who is 22 years old, is one of these young celebrities.
The young TikToker made headlines with his funny duet and stich features, which he used to respond to bizarre and unnecessarily intricate “life hacks.”
His large eyes and disapproving scowl would serve as a universal stand-in for the audience’s frustration while he finished the chore quickly and quietly. In recent times, his work has evolved, and he has included skits and partnerships with other creators. The hashtag #khabytonumberone was used in a push to get Lame the number one place, which was mostly led by TikTok user Noah Glenn Carter.
Khaby Lame is also becoming more popular offline. Following a request from BOSS for the TikTokker to walk their runway at Milan Fashion Week in September 2021, Lame and BOSS announced their multi-year collaboration in January. He released a capsule collection with the clothing brand last week that features a doll of himself.
For years, white creators have long dominated the online creative community; consider Addison Rae and the D’Amelios on TikTok, as well as Pewdiepie, Mr. Beast, David Dobrik, and the Paul Brothers on YouTube. It’s exciting to see a Black creator take the top spot on the most popular app in the world for the first time.