Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old Senegalese is now the most followed creator on Tik Tok with over 142 million followers. Khabi uses the app’s duet and stitch features and has garnered a large fan-following by critiquing viral videos.
Analytics site Social Blade had earlier reported that Khaby had gained 3 million followers in the past month, while D’Amelio had gained 1 million leading to him being crowned as king of TikTok within a month.
D’Amelio spoke on a panel with Lightricks at VidCon saying that she wasn’t upset about losing her No. 1 title — after all, it’s just a matter of bragging rights.
“I had No. 1 for two years. It’s time for someone else to have that spot, and I’m proud of him. He’s a friend, and there’s no bad blood,” Charli D’Amelio said on the VidCon stage. “It feels great to know that someone else is getting that spot — someone that is sweet and a good person and loves what they do.”
She also told the crowd at VidCon that she has 2,400 TikTok drafts — the mystery!
But for creators to make the big bucks, it’s not just about the followers. It’s how you leverage them.
Khaby Lame has now reached 142.7 million followers hence dethroning leading TikTok creator Charli D’Amelio who had been at the top for two years.
Most of Khabi’s videos show the absurdity of other content creators’ life hacks. He simplifies their so-called life hacks and points out how something can be done in a more hassle-free manner. The video usually ends with a wide-eyed stare, expressing his disappointment on the obvious.
Charli D’Amelio is a content creator and dancer. She started posting videos on TikTok in 2019 and and by 2020,she became the most followed content creator on the platform with 100 million followers . Charli has been reigning the social media platform with her dance performances and as the moment reached 141.7 million followers.
Together with her sister Dixie D’Amelio and their parents they have have built a media empire, complete with a Hulu reality show, a clothing line with Hollister, numerous brand deals and a Snap original show of their own. The D’Amelio sisters and their parents have also become venture capitalists themselves, investing in FaceTune maker Lightricks.