Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, popularly known as KSI, is a well-known English YouTuber, rapper, and philanthropist. Born on June 19, 1993, in London, he was raised in Watford, Hertfordshire. KSI’s rise to fame began in 2009 when he started posting gaming-commentary videos for the FIFA video game series on his primary YouTube account. Over the years, he has amassed a massive following and become one of the most sought-after YouTubers in Great Britain. Besides his successful career in content creation, KSI has ventured into music and boxing, achieving remarkable success in both fields. Let’s delve into the life and achievements of this multi-talented personality.
KSI Early Life and Education:
KSI was born on June 19, 1993, in London to Jide Adamulla Olatunji, who hails from Ibadan, Nigeria, and Yinka Atinuke, a native of London’s Islington. He attended Berkhamsted School in Berkhamsted, where he met Simon Minter, a future collaborator and member of the Sidemen group. KSI’s younger brother, Deji Olatunji, is also a YouTuber, and together, they were recognized as the “UK’s Most Influential YouTube Creators” by Tubular Labs in 2015.
KSI’s journey to stardom began with his FIFA gaming-commentary videos on YouTube. As his channel grew in popularity, he diversified his content, incorporating vlogs and comedic videos. By October 2022, he had accumulated more than 41 million subscribers and over 10 billion video views across his three YouTube accounts. In addition to his online presence, KSI has ventured into the music industry and released two studio albums, “Dissimulation” and “All Over The Place,” both of which achieved significant success on the UK Charts.