Comedian Khaby Lame Has Become
The Most Followed Person on TikTok

Wordless comedian Khaby Lame has become the most followed person on Tiktok.
Having over 142.9 million followers, Lame has officially beat the ‘queen of Tiktok’ and
teen dancer, Charlie D’Amelio who held the top spot since 2020. Posting under the
username @khaby.lame, Lame was head to head against D’Amelio for months in what
fans are calling a ‘follower war.’

Lame, 22, was born in Senegal but grew up in Italy. After losing his job as a factory
worker in March of 2020, he quickly joined the social media platform. Since then he has
been creating videos in which he reacts to life hacks as well as silently mocking other
Tiktokers, especially those suggesting their own ‘life hacks.’

“I came up with the idea because I was seeing these videos circulating, and I liked the
idea of bringing simplicity to it,” Lame told CNN. “I thought of a way to reach as many
people as possible. And the best way was not to speak.”

With his rising fame over the last two years, Lame has been able to attend prestigious
events and has managed to land sponsorship deals with Hugo Boss.

Fame isn’t what Lame is after though, despite making videos that rack up millions and
millions of views. Lame’s main goal since the beginning what just being able to bring a
smile on peoples faces.

“I don’t care if I’m first or second or fourth most popular on TikTok. I started making
videos because I wanted to make people laugh in that period of lockdown,” he told
CNN. “And I keep making videos with the same ideals. I’m happy about my
accomplishments, but those are not my main things.”

Looking towards his future, the now top tiktoker hopes to one day make a film with Will


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