Who is KSI? What does it stand for and what is its real name?

KSI is the latest famous face to cause a charity storm in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer – but who is KSI?

What do the initials mean? And what’s his real name?

Here is everything you need to know about KSI.


KSI aka JJ aka Olajide appears on Celebrity Bake Off (Credit: Channel 4)

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Who is KSI and what is it famous for?

KSI is an English YouTuber, internet personality, musician, rapper and boxer.

In 2019, he was named second in the list of the 100 Best British Influencers by the Sunday Times.

At the time of writing, he has 22.6 million subscribers on YouTube.

He is part of the British YouTube group Sidemen.

The rapper registered his main YouTube account in 2009 and created the following posting gaming commentary video of the FIFA video game series.

As his fan base grew, he started logging and later promoted his music career.

His 2020 debut studio album Dissimulation debuted at number two on the UK album charts.

He has also appeared in films, including the British comedy Laid in America.

The 2018 documentary KSI: Can’t Lose followed the setup of his first amateur boxing match against British YouTuber Joe Weller.

What does KSI stand for?

It is short for knowledge, strength, integrity.

It is often used in the gaming community.

KSI and Jade battle it out for Star Baker (Credit: Channel 4)
KSI and Jade battle it out for Star Baker (Credit: Channel 4)

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What’s his real name

KSI is in fact Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji or JJ for short.

He is known by his alter ego on YouTube, but also has a channel under his real name JJ Olatunji.

How old is he?

KSI was born on June 19, 1993.

He is currently 27 years old.

KSI appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox with Craig David (Credit: Channel 4)
The rapper appeared with Craig David on Celebrity Gogglebox (Credit: Channel 4)

Does KSI have a girlfriend or a partner?

The singer has a girlfriend and has reportedly been dating her since 2019.

At the time, he announced that he had met his girlfriend on Tinder.

This year the singer rejected rumors he was dating Anne-Marie by saying: “My girlfriend doesn’t mind if I do a song with Anne-Marie. Stop trying to cause something. “

In an interview prior to his appearance on Celebrity Bake Off, he said, “During Lockdown we made pizza, me and my girlfriend. We also made brownies.

“[…] I basically saw my girlfriend make them. “

He also credits his girlfriend for persuading him to go on the C4 show.

He previously dated YouTuber and social influencer Seana Cuthbert and model Lois Sharpe.

When he addressed his breakup with Lois, he said, “I’m single now. We just wanted different things.

“I think some people find it difficult to deal with me and what comes with me.

“Apparently I have a lot of luggage with my family. I’m single Pringle now. “

Is KSI a millionaire?

KSI is definitely a millionaire.

Its channel has over 22 million subscribers by 2020 and has accumulated over 5.5 billion views to date. This should generate an estimated revenue of around £ 4,500 per day from the ads in the videos.

The Daily Mirror Online speculates that KSI’s income and net worth were £ 8m at the end of 2017.

In 2015, Forbes estimated his earnings at over £ 3 million, making him the fifth highest paid YouTuber in the world.

He can generate up to £ 250,000 in ad revenue from a video, according to Social Blade.

In an interview with Men’s Health, the YouTuber confirmed that he also owns over 10 properties “across England”.

In 2020, the Sunday Times estimated KSI’s profits at £ 12 million a year.

Where does KSI come from?

Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji was born and raised in Watford, England.

His father is from Nigeria and his mother from Islington, London.

As a student, he attended Berkhamsted School in Berkhamsted, where he met future associate and Sidemen member Simon Minter.

His younger brother Deji is also a YouTuber.

The Great British Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer will air on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 8 p.m. on Channel 4.

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