Seen a creative technique for tying your shoes on TikTok? Why not just do it the simple way? That’s what Khaby Lame’s videos are all about.
This Senegalese-Italian man has risen to fame in such a short period of time, making him TikTok’s fastest-growing content creator. The 21-year-old started his TikTok journey when he lost his job at a factory in Italy, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020. He makes videos using an outdated smartphone in his shared room, reacting to videos of creative and complicated life hacks by duetting viral videos that show up on his ‘For You Page,’ demonstrating a simpler method and hand gesturing it while shaking his head in disbelief.
Khaby Lame, whose full name is Khabane Lame, has now grown to more than 85.6 million followers on the app, outranking Addison Rae who’s got more than 81.8 million followers, and soon enough, might reach Charli D’Amelio’s follower counts, a TikToker who creates dance videos, and is the most followed on the app with over 119.5 million supporters.
“It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh,” said Lame, in an interview with New York Times.
Lame has collaborated with many influential TikTokers, YouTubers, celebrities, and athletes like Alessandro Del Piero, who plays for Lame’s favorite soccer team – Juventus.
Watch below a compilation of Khaby Lame reaction videos.