On TikTok, Khabane Lame, a.k.a. @khaby.lame, is calling out ridiculous life hacks.
He not only points out the absurdity of some hacks, but he also shows simpler ways to accomplish the same tasks. Lame officially surpassed Charli D’Amelio to become the platform’s most-followed user in June 2022.
Who is Khaby Lame?
Khabane Lame, a young factory worker in the northern Italian industrial town of Chivasso, lost his job in March 2020, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
After returning to his family’s modest apartment, he started spending hours each day uploading videos to TikTok under the name Khaby Lame, in spite of his Senegalese father’s advice to look for other employment.
Lame took advantage of the platform’s popular and frequently absurdly complex life hack videos by posting wordless reaction videos in response and demonstrating simpler ways to complete the task at hand. For instance, in one video, someone makes a toothbrush with integrated toothpaste using scissors, an electric drill, a syringe, and superglue. Lame responds by simply squeezing toothpaste onto a toothbrush.
His following has grown rapidly over the past few years, and in July 2021, he surpassed the 22-year-old influencer Addison Rae to become the second most-followed creator in the world.
On June 23, 2022, Lame overtook D’Amelio to take the top spot among users who are followed on TikTok.
How many followers does Lame have?
Lame currently sits at 149.2M Followers, and is still growing very fast according to this online TikTok counter.
His number of Instagram followers rose by 300,000 and his TikTok followers by over 1,000,000 over the course of the three days he spent in Milan with Khaby. Simple calculations show that the monthly growth is in the millions. On TikTok, his account has the world’s fastest growth rate.
How much is Khabane Lame net worth?
According to Caknowledge Khaby Lame’s Net Worth is $13 Million US Dollars. It estimates his sponsored posts are valued at $20,380 to $30,900.
How did he succeed on TikTok
– The most bizarre aspect of Lame’s tale is that he managed to spread his eccentric sense of humor and find worldwide success without saying a single word. Lame acknowledged in a 2021 interview with the New York Times that it was his wordless, emotive reaction that helped him win over fans all over the world.
– Keep it simple is Lame’s main theme throughout all of his Tik Tok videos. He makes fun of online scams and trending videos in a straightforward, multilingual skit.
– When Khaby Lame first started out as a TikToker, his only possession was his phone. An expensive setup was not an option for me because I am a Senegalese immigrant and former factory worker. However, his talent and creativity were a big part of his astronomical success on TikTok.
– Riggio Alessandro, a social media manager, is responsible for Khaby Lame’s success. Although Lame had only 1,000 followers when they first met, Alessandro saw in Lame the potential to become a “international star”.