Hyderabad: Social media sensation Khaby Lame, who has around 115 million followers on TikTok, has revealed that he is a practicing Muslim. He said he was born into a pious Muslim family in Senegal on March 9, 2000 and grew up in a social housing complex in Chivasso, Italy.
A video of Khaby Lame has made the rounds on social networks in which he can be seen speaking to an Italian news channel where he answers the most asked questions about him on Google. When asked about his faith, he replied, “Yes, I’m a Muslim, a practicing Muslim, I don’t know what else to say. ”
Khaby had already gained a lot of support from his Muslim audience after publicly demonstrating his support for the Palestinian struggle.
Fantasy sports platform Dream 11 had also joined Khaby, the world’s second most popular TikToker, for its 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) digital campaign, making it the first reported case of an international creator. of social media content featured in a mainstream Indian advertisement. campaign.
Khaby was reportedly paid Rs 2 crore for this project which is actually comparable to what big Bollywood stars such as Shahrukh Khan or Salman Khan would typically charge for brand approvals.
His success began with the loss of his job as a young factory worker due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Although his father urged him to apply for other jobs, he began to move on. hours every day posting videos on TikTok.
With his oddly sane and funny videos, he rose to fame in no time. Now he is said to have an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.