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How 21 Year Old Became 2nd Most Followed TikToker Without Speaking A Single Word

| Published on August 6, 2021

Social media, as a platform, has become so much more than just a source of entertainment. From fun videos to informative articles, to a platform for brands to market their products and services, social media has infinite possibilities.


One thing that has come forth from social media is that people have found a career out of it. The power of the internet is so strong that just one video or a post can make someone a social media star overnight. We have seen many cases where people became popular like Priya Prakash Varrier from her wink or Renu Mandal with her singing talent.

However, the limelight faded with time. There is one social media influencer who has become a sensation without speaking a single word.

Meet Khaby Lame who has the second most-followed TikTok account in the world. Whether it is BTS, Will Smith, or Dwane ‘The Rock’ Johnson, he has defeated them all when it comes to social media reach.

So how did Khaby become a sensation without saying a single word?

Project nightfall‘, which is a social media channel that spreads awareness about sensitive and important topics around the world, did an explanatory video on Khaby’s success story.

As per the video shared by Project Nightfall‘s Agon Hare, Khaby’s success can be credited to his tone of simple comedy. Nothing too exaggerated or political. Khaby is known to simplify overly complicated life hack videos and show how it should be actually done.

People seem to not get enough of Khaby’s sense of humor. But do you know what Khaby’s life was before becoming popular?

Khaby is a Senegalese-born 21-year-old TikToker based in Italy. Before becoming famous on TikTok, Lame worked as a CNC machine operator.

Once the pandemic hit, Khaby lost his job like many others. He soon decided to move in with his parents and started looking for a job. Instead, he found TikTok. Khaby would spend hours on the app making fun videos.

His highly relateable videos with a refreshing tone of the content are what separates him from other social media influencers. Where the internet is full of over-exaggerated and unrealistic content, Khaby came as a breath of fresh air for all of us. And his success is truly commendable.

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