KSI Artistfacts

  • June 19, 1993
  • KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olatunji, is a British YouTuber, internet personality, rapper, and actor. KSI derived his performing name from a Halo clan: K Stands For Knowledge. S Stands for Strength, I Stands For Integrity.
  • He first made his name reviewing video games online and is one of the UK's richest YouTubers.
  • 2.25 million fans watched live KSI's 2018 boxing fight against American YouTuber Logan Paul. The fight ended in a draw, but KSI emerged victorious in their 2019 rematch, which was held at LA's Staples Center and marked both fighters' professional debuts without head guards. Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather, trained KSI.
  • Forbes magazine ranked KSI as the 37th most influential person in the world in 2019.
  • KSI signed a record deal with RBC Records in 2019. His first single under the new record label, "Down Like That," became his first UK Top 10 hit. Since then, he has clocked up a succession of hits, including "Really Love," "Patience" and "Holiday." He entered the US Hot 100 for the first time with his Lil Wayne collaboration, "Lose," which peaked at #86.
  • He is a co-founder and member of the British YouTube group known as Sidemen.
  • KSI made his acting debut in the British comedy film Laid in America (2016).
  • KSI has many business interests. He's the CEO of Misfits Boxing, and co-owner of the XIX Vodka, Prime Hydration energy drink, and the Sides restaurant.
  • Not everything goes to plan for this multi-talented Brit. On Celebrity Bake Off, KSI came down to earth with a disastrous cherry lattice effort.


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