KSI (Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji, Jr.) Biography, Age, Height, Net worth, You tube channel, Logan Paul Boxing, Girlfriend
Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji, Jr. popularly known as KSI is a British Youtuber, rapper and white collar boxer born on 19th June 1993 in London, England. His YouTube Channel has more than 19 million subsribers and is the 41st most subscribed channel. In 2016 he released his debut E.P ‘Keep Up’ which reched number one in the e UK R&B Albums Chart.
|KSI Real Name||Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji, Jr|
|KSI Age||25 years as of 2018; born on 19th June 1993.|
|KSI Parents||Olajide Ademola Olatunji, Sr. (father), Olayinka Atinuke Olatunji (mother)
His father immigrated from Ibadan, Nigeria to England as a teenager and his mother was raised as a strick Catholic in England by parents from Nigeria.
|KSI Brother||Deji Olatunji who is known professionally as ComedyShortsGamer on YouTube.|
|KSI You Tube Channel||JideJunior (created on 24 April 2008), KSI (Created on 24 July 2009)|
|KSI Height||6′ (1.83 m)|
|KSI Net worth||He has an estimated net worth of $10 million|
KSI You Tube
On 24th July 2008 he created his first You Tube channel, Olajide. On 24th July 2009 he created his second You Tube account with a video about the FIFA video game franchise. His channel was previously focused on association football and FIFA, although he played other games such as Grand Theft Auto V and other PC-based modifications on his secondary channel (KSIOlajidebtHD)
In 2012 he was in a centre of a controversy after he appeared at the Xbox One launch party in London and was accused of sexual harrassment by the attendees. Microsoft cut ties with him and banned him from the Eurogamer Expo.
A message from KSI’s manager stated: “Sexism is not something he condones or wants to be associated with. He wishes to apologise for any offence the video of 15 months ago may have caused in the short time it was on his YouTube channel, references to it since and subsequently used by other people. In recent months, he has also been actively avoiding certain content seen in the distant past and wants to be judged on the great content and value he gives to brands and partners, without controversy.”
In February 2013 he appeared on the video “KSI VS FIFA // The Record Slam” made by GWRomg in which he broke the previous world record for ‘the most goals scored against computer’ of 110 goals, by scoring 190 goals. As a result, his name appeared in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition (2013).
In early 2017 he stopped uploading videos on Youtube,in July 2017 he released a video stating that he was displeased with the direction YouTube seemed to be going.
On 19 October, he and four other gaming YouTubers formed a group called the Ultimate Sidemen (later shortened to just the Sidemen), which initially consisted of himself, Ethan Payne (Behzinga), Simon Minter (Miniminter), Josh Bradley (Zerkaa), and Tobi Brown (TBJZL). The group decided to add a sixth member in Vikram Barn, known as Vikkstar123, the following month. The group then added a seventh member, Harry Lewis (wroetoshaw or “W2S” for short), in 2014.
On 4th August 2017, KSI tweeted that he would be leaving the Sidemen group due to internal conflicts with fellow Sidemen member Ethan Payne. Shortly thereafter, he released a number of diss track videos criticising members of his then-former group, to which most of the members responded back with their own.
Later that month on 15 August, KSI released a video in which he claimed that he was being deported from the United States (as he was staying in Los Angeles at the time) for receiving an incorrect visa, returning to the group’s private mansion which he co-owns, but was otherwise not returning to the group. However, by the following month, he officially rejoined the Sidemen. This led to accusations that the Sidemen group manufactured their conflicts for the sake of getting views, as KSI and the other Sidemen gained a large number of views and subscribers upon uploading their diss tracks.
In 2011 he released a rap song, alongside YouTuber Randolph, “Heskey Time”, a rap song about footballer Emile Heskey which was released on iTunes just before Christmas in 2011.
On 23rd March 2015 he released his single “Lamborghini”, which features rapper P Money. The song was released under Sway’s record label Dcypha Productions. On 8th January 2016 he released his debut EP titled ‘Keep Up’.
KSI Amateur boxing
On 3rd February 2018 he compted in his first white collar amateur boxing match against fellow YouTube personality Joe Weller (KSI vs. Joe Weller) at the Copper Box Arena in Hackney Wick, London, winning the fight 1 minute and 30 seconds into the third round by way of technical knockout. He was awarded the YouTube Boxing Championship Belt.
KSI and Logan Paul
After he won the white collar boxing fight he called out Loan Paulhis brother Jake Paul, and retired footballer Rio Ferdinand.On 24th February 2018 it was announced that KSI and Logan Paul would fight on 25th August 2018.