KSI is releasing a documentary and a brand new song this week.
The YouTube star’s KSI: In Real Life is joining the ranks of original documentary series on Amazon Prime. It is produced by Louis Theroux.
He will also be releasing a new track called Voices, featuring Oliver Tree, on Friday (27 January). The music video will feature fellow YouTuber Chunkz.
It comes after KSI’s latest boxing triumph. He defeated FaZe Temperrr in the first of three planned bouts this year. He is lining up a blockbuster grudge match with Jake Paul around December.
The bout was KSI’s first fight since his back-to-back bouts against Swarmz ad Luis Alcaraz Pineda in August 2022. The social media star remains undefeated in his boxing career so far.
Here is all you need to know about KSI:
Who is KSI?
KSI was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, on 19 June 1993. His real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ“ Olatunji but is better known by his moniker.
He first began on YouTube in 2008 under the name JideJunior. A year later he registered his current channel under the name KSIOlajideBT and began posting gaming-commentary related content - mainly focused on the popular sports series FIFA.
KSI’s videos grew in popularity and he dropped out of sixth form college to pursue YouTube full-time. In 2012 he began to expand the videos on his channel, including vlogs and other games outside FIFA. That year he reached one million subscribers on YouTube.
He has been a member of Sidemen since 2013. The group is a collective of YouTubers who produce videos often consisting of challenges, sketches and video-game commentary. His main YouTube channel now has over 34M subscribers, as of 2022.
Since 2017, KSI has embarked on a boxing career. He first fought fellow YouTubers Joe Weller and Logan Paul. In 2022 he faced Swarmz and Alcaraz Pineda both in the same night, winning both boughts. His latest fight at Wembley Arena on Saturday (14 January) is against FaZe Tremerrr.
KSI released his debut studio album in 2020, Dissimulation, and it debuted at number two in the UK charts. It also received mostly positive reviews. His second album All Over the Place in 2021, which was proceeded by four top three singles in the UK and the album topped the charts.
Who is KSI’s girlfriend?
Daily Star report that KSI has a “secret” girlfriend and the star has talked about settling down and having a baby. The identity of the mystery woman remains unknown.
What is KSI’s involvement with Prime?
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He teamed up with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul to launch Prime in January 2022.
How to watch KSI: In Real Life?
The documentary was released by Amazon Prime on Thursday (26 January). In order to watch it, you need to be subscribed to Amazon Prime and it will be available through the Prime Video streaming service.
KSI: In Real Life is produced by acclaim documentary-maker, Louis Theroux.
What is KSI’s net worth?
KSI is estimated to be worth approximately $25M, according to LadBible. His fortune comes from across his many ventures including his YouTube, music and boxing careers. He is also the founder of Prime Hydration with ex-rival Logan Paul, which recently agreed a sponsorship deal with Arsenal FC.
What is KSI’s Twitter account?
KSI has a popular account on the social media app Twitter. He has over 8.2M followers on the platform as of September 2022. His account handle is simply @KSI.