Khaby Lame’s social media success has opened the door to him securing a major gaming opportunity.
Sep 6, 2023
What do Beyoncé, Zendaya, and Khaby Lame all have in common? Recently, they were deemed as social media’s top Black influencers.
Nov 8, 2022
Khaby Lame seems to be taking off, but he still has big dreams ahead. Previously, AfroTech reported that the TikTok sensation was the most-followed user on the application. Now, Fortune has reported that Lame manages to bring in as much as $750,000 per post. Thanks to his millions of followers, the 22-year-old is on track to hit $10 million by the end of the year.
Sep 16, 2022
Khaby Lame has quickly become one of the most sought-out acts on social media. Now, a recent report from Forbes is detailing the big bucks that come with being the most-followed TikToker in the world. @khaby.lame It’s better to run ma g 🤣 🏃🏿♂️ 🦁 #learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @TikTok @tiktok creators ♬ suono originale – Khabane lame
Sep 6, 2022
Khaby Lame is coming in hot as the newly most-followed TikToker. According to a press release, the Senegalese-Italian creator has signed off on a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange company Binance.
Jul 1, 2022
Khaby Lame has come a long way from his “modest” beginnings. As the most-followed user on TikTok, Lame — a native of Senegal who currently calls Italy home — has been tapped by Mark Zuckerberg to promote Meta, secured a multi-year deal with Hugo Boss, and even got paid to promote the world’s first-ever nitrogen-infused soda. Yet, despite all of these accomplishments, Khaby Lame isn’t the highest-paid TikToker. Let’s take a look at why that might be.
Jun 24, 2022
Well, he did it. At 22-years-old, Senegalese-born comedian, Khabane Lame, has become the most-followed content creator on TikTok. Posting under the name @khaby.lame, he recently surpassed American-based content creator Charli D’Amelio, who previously held the top spot. @khaby.lame Happy Sunday: My friend’s mood 🤣 🥺how many times it happened to you❓ #learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @tiktok ♬ suono originale – Khabane lame
Jun 23, 2022
Khaby Lame is continuing to make moves in silence — literally! As previously shared by AfroTech, the TikTok star was enlisted by Mark Zuckerberg for Meta’s promo in November 2021. Then, at the top of 2022, he went on to sign a multi-year deal with the iconic fashion line Hugo Boss. His latest win is partnering with Pepsi on an ad campaign called “A Smoother Way to Soda” for Nitro Pepsi, Marketing Dive reports. The new drink — described as “the first-ever nitrogen-infused cola that’s actually softer than a soft drink,” — was first revealed to the public in February. Ahead of the new product officially hitting shelves nationwide on March 28, Lame became a part of its marketing rollout. “Since Khaby Lame is known for pointing out the obvious with the use of his signature hand gestures, we felt he was the perfect person to show the world Nitro Pepsi is a simple solution for those who prefer less carbonation than that of a traditional cola,” said Todd Kaplan, chief marketing officer at...
Mar 22, 2022
The price for TikToker Khaby Lame keeps going up! AfroTech previously shared that Lame collaborated with Meta and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for a promotional video back in November 2021. Just a few months later, the second most-followed TikToker is now hopping from the Metaverse and into his fashion bag. Lame has signed a multiyear partnership with the iconic fashion line Hugo Boss, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “What an honor to be a @boss #BeYourOwnBOSS,” Lame shared via Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Khaby Lame (@khaby00)
Jan 31, 2022
Forbes has just released its list of highest TikTok earners. And in the news that should shock no one (though by no means does it make it any less annoying), exactly zero of the top earners on the platform are Black. Even worse, the top earners on the platform are getting opportunities that aren’t available to their Black counterparts. For example, Variety reports that Charli and Dixie D’Amelio — sisters who have made more than $20 million, combined, on the popular social media platform — have secured their own show courtesy of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Media. They also had their own Hulu reality show, and have secured countless endorsement deals. What’s more, TikTok’s top influencers can charge a pretty penny for a sponsored post. According to Variety, most of the top influencers charge an average of $100,000 to $250,000 per post, with a top influencer charging $500,000 for just one sponsored post. Yet, Black TikTok stars are just as formidable as their white...
Jan 10, 2022
TikToker Khaby Lame has now taken his talents to the metaverse — specifically Facebook’s metaverse. Insider reports that the second-most-popular TikToker in the world collaborated with CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a new promotional video for Meta. Lame is widely known for making things look easy and in the video, he teleports to various locations by touching his forehead. In just 21 seconds, he travels to a game of chess, a house, a cycling room and a beach. “Your home is your personal space, from which you can teleport to anywhere you want,” Zuckerberg said in the promotional video. “Teleporting around the metaverse is going to be like clicking a link on the internet.” The video went live on Oct. 30 on both Lame’s Instagram and Meta’s official Twitter account, with the caption: “No one makes jumping around the metaverse look easier than Khaby Lame.” No one makes jumping around the metaverse look easier than @KhabyLame https://t.co/Mw9iYqmeJg pic.twitter.com/vN7iWPGoZf — Meta (@Meta)...
Nov 2, 2021
TikTok’s second most followed creator Khaby Lame is known for putting things plainly, but his recent candid social media posts have reportedly lost him followers. According to Dexerto, Lame posted the hashtag #notoracism on his TikTok in September. He later followed up on his sentiments on Oct. 6 by posting “Say no to racism” on his Instagram story. The outlet reports that screenshots of the influencer’s story suggest that people unfollowed him for those posts. “I don’t mind guys,” Lame shared in a now deleted post. “We are almost in 2022 and people still use racism because they have nothing to do in their life. Be happy, follow your dream and try to save the planet. You can also unfollow me. I don’t care about the numbers, I care about your hearts! If you do think of something new, do it right and in a positive way!” The Senegalese-Italian TikToker took his act of spreading love a step further by linking a charity fundraiser — gogetfunding.com — on his story for his followers to...
Oct 8, 2021
When TikTok star Khaby Lame first got started on the social media app in March 2020, he was working at a factory in Chivasso, Italy, a small town located in the Turn district. Then, without warning, he was fired, forcing him to return to his family’s “modest home.” But, as the Senegalese sensation told The New York Times, he chose to pivot his attention to TikTok on a full-time basis instead of getting a so-called “real job,” and it was the best decision he’d ever made. “It’s my face and my expressions which make people laugh,” he said to the outlet, while adding that his muted expressions are a “universal language.” Whether you understand what he’s saying or not, Lame definitely found a winning formula. He’s almost at 100 million followers on the micro-video app, and one site reports that someone like him can charge anywhere from $1 million to $2 million per post thanks to his dedicated, engaged following. @khaby.lame I have to read and you disturb me.🤨(Ps: Guys don’t try this at...
Aug 10, 2021
Move over white TikTokers! According to Insider, Khabane Lame has officially surpassed Addison Rae to become the second-most-followed TikToker in the world. The 21-year-old is also expected to pass Charli D’Amelio to become the most popular TikToker of all time. Lame is known for his comic expression and reaction videos to people doing things that don’t really make sense. His videos usually include him staring into the camera before sarcastically proving that there’s a simpler way to do whatever task is at hand. His latest reaction is to a clip of someone using scissors to open a container of milk. In the video, the Senegalese-Italian creator simply peels a milk carton open before pouring the liquid into a glass while smirking at the camera. “It’s my face and my facial expressions that make people laugh,” said Lame in an interview with The Times. @khaby.lame Let’s eat ? But I don’t like seeing you make your life harder. Mangiamo ? ma non mi piace che ti complichi la vita....
Jul 12, 2021