- "Yo, what's up. It's yo boy KSIOlajidebt "
- — KSI's intro.
Olajide William ''JJ'' Olatunji (born 19 June 1993), better known as KSIOlajideBT or simply KSI, is a member of the Sidemen.
KSI is the most well-known of the Sidemen. His main YouTube channel has gained more than fifteen million subscribers. He is best known for his gaming videos (particularly FIFA).
KSI has a younger brother named Deji, better known as ComedyShortsGamer who is also an online YouTube personality. Their parents are called Jide Olatunji and Yinka Olatunji. Both his brother and his parents have featured in various videos on his channel. JJ and Deji also have a notable uncle.
YouTube Partnerships Edit
KSI had made/has been featured in many videos with all of the Sidemen. Earlier, he used to make many videos with Simon (they have been friends since Year 7), Callux and more. He is currently the most subscribed out of the Sidemen.
Additionally, KSI has made multiple videos for the sporting company Rule 'Em Sports, where he'd take part in various challenges and activities with other Youtubers and celebrities.
Seana Cuthbert Edit
KSI had a well-publicised relationship with Seana Cuthbert, and the two made several videos together. They split in mid-2014 after being together for around two years. He revealed the news in a video entitled "Googling Myself" released on 4 September 2014. KSI remains adamant that they are still "close friends" and that she's one of the "coolest" girls he has ever met. The rest of The Sidemen often joke about his break up with Seana in their videos.
KSI is also known for teaming up with RiceGum in a feud with famous YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, with himself and RiceGum reportedly working on a "diss track" together against him (one that currently has yet to be released). Despite this, KSI came to Kjellberg's defense during the infamous fallout of the media portraying him as an anti-Semite and Nazi as a result of some "offensive" jokes he made, stating that he sympathized with Kjellberg since he knows what it's like to be in that spot. This is a view shared by many others.
- see KSI Music
Television and Media Edit
In his YouTube career, KSI has faced controversy of matters such as sexual harassment, when he motor-boated Brandy Brewer at EuroGamer, and his 'rape face' which he has addressed and regrets doing. Due to these matters, he faced quite a lot of backlash and was ousted from certain events.
After becoming a particularly iconic figure in the British media industry, KSI has been invited to appear on numerous television shows, most recently on the comedy series 'Backchat', hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. This special was broadcast on BBC Two on Boxing Day 2015.
A film titled Laid in America was premiered on 26 September 2016. The film starred KSI and fellow YouTube personality Caspar Lee. The film is about two foreign exchange students in America who, on their last day in the country, go on a bizarre quest to lose their virginity.
Disillusionment with Fame Edit
KSI has not uploaded a video to either of his channels since February 2017, and he has also blacked out all profile pictures and banners across all his YouTube and social media accounts. He additionally took down videos worth over two billion views and deleted all of his Instagram posts except for one. This began to worry many of his fans, with some thinking he'd be diagnosed with a terminal illness or was suffering from depression.
KSI followed this up with a series of since-deleted tweets where he explained that he had come to dislike his fame and the special privileges he knows he gets on the grounds of being a "celebrity" - even though everyone is all treated equally - and stated that he would no longer like to be called a celebrity and wants to become a more "normal person". He also tweeted a quote by Charles Darwin that says: "We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.".
In an interview with DramaAlert, KSI said he did all of this so he could "evaluate himself as a person" and stated that he that he "doesn't care about the fame or money" and that he wants to "cleanse himself" as a human.
KSI has been completely inactive on all his social media until he uploaded a photo on Instagram on 6 May 2017 saying "Growth". This could suggest a return but for now he is still blanked off the internet.
On the 23rd June 2017, KSI posted a new video, entitled 'It's been a while...', implying that his return to Youtube is imminent. Alongside posting that Video, he also tweeted out about an upcoming EP, Called Space. Said to be released June 30th.
Four days later, June 27th, 2017. KSI posted another Video. A music Video for the song 'Creature.' It's the only song that is streamable for the Space EP so far. It was Previewed In the 'It's been a while...' video, and was Streamable at the released of said video.
- His YouTube channel is the second-most popular in the UK and the fourteenth-most popular worldwide.
- KSI owns a Lamborghini Aventador and a Porsche Cayenne (which is allegedly more of a "practical car").
- As well as being the biggest, KSI also has the fastest growing YouTube channel in the Sidemen. His main channel gains an average of 10,000 subscribers per day.
- KSI allegedly has a net worth of $11 million as of 2016. These earnings are from YouTube videos, music and film.
- KSI has a Youtube Channel named JideJunior which was created in 2008 before his main channel was created.
- He is a fan of Arsenal F.C.
- KSI was the online face of Sport Relief in 2014.
- In his Googling Myself video, KSI revealed that he is agnostic (neither believing in nor disproving the existence of a God).
- In 2017, KSI privatised over 2 billion views worth of videos and turned his twitter and his YouTube channel black. He hasn't uploaded since February 2017. His Instagram photos have also all been deleted, aside from one.
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