Khaby Lame is now TikTok’s most-followed creator- After months of campaigning, Sengalese-born social media star Khaby Lame is now the undisputed king of TikTok, with an astounding 142.7 million followers on the platform. Keep following InsideSport.IN for more such updates.
Lame has officially surpassed the American TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, who formerly had the distinction and served as the queen of the platform for the better part of the last two years.
Khaby Lame is popular for his viral-hacks debunking videos on TikTok
Khaby is best known for his popular life-hack exposé videos. In these videos, Khaby mocks and reacts wordlessly to complicated and absurd “life hacks.”
Naturally, the tailsman’s honest patrons has played an instrumental role in helping Lame achieve this magnificent feat. Over the last few weeks, his fans used hashtags like #KhabyToNumberOne, which ultimately helped him dethrone Charli D’Amelio on TikTok.
However, it’s safe to say that there’s no enmity between the two content creators. Lame and D’Amelio met in February of this year and even shared a picture together. This reiterates that while the two have their eyes set on reaching the apex of the platform, there’s nothing but mutual respect between the two.
CHARLI AND KHABY? i didn’t expect that omg pic.twitter.com/FcivEOLrk1
— lily (@lilysdamelio) February 25, 2022
His success is even more notable owing to how black creators are treated on social media platforms. To address claims that the TikTok algorithm stifles Black creators’ creativity, the organization promised to take action in 2020. This included setting up a diversity committee and contributing money to charities that support the Black community.
Some Black creators participated in a de facto strike last year, refusing to choreograph dances that would have otherwise overwhelmingly benefited white creators due to lack of credit for choreographing viral dances to big tunes.
Khaby Lame has a serious fan following despite a short TikTok career
Over the last year, Lame has more or less become a household name. So much so, that he has already been seen with the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Paulo Dybala, and Raphael Varane.
Very recently, Lame also collaborated with Real Madrid tailsman and UEFA Champions League winner Vinicius Jr.
Moreover, Khaby Lame and Hugo Boss agreed to a multi-year contract in 2022. Along with heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, World Cup winner Raphael Varane, model Hailey Bieber, and others, he would play a significant role in their #BeYourOwnBOSS campaign as a result of this agreement.
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