CB presents the Full Story of a British internet personality with the real name “Olajide William Olatunji“. Our KSI Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The flow involves his early life, family background, life story before fame, rise to fame story, relationship life, personal life, family facts, lifestyle and other little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows of his crude humour on Youtube videos. However, only a few consider KSI’s biography which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
KSI Early Life and Family Background:
Starting off Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji popularly known as KSI was born on the 19th day of June 1993 at London in England. He is the first of two children born to his mother, Yinka Olatunji and his father, Jide Olatunji.
The British national of black ethnicity with Nigerian roots was raised in a middle-class family background at the suburbs of Watford in South England where he grew up alongside his younger brother, Deji Olatunji.
Growing up in Watford, young KSI was a cheerful kid who was well taken care of by his hardworking parents. They did not only afford KSI a happy early life but positioned him well for great things to come.
KSI Education and Career Buildup:
A good part of such positioning was KSI’s education at Berkhamsted School, a fee-paying independent institution where he was diligent in studies and made friends with peers like Simon Minter who would later be part of his rise to fame story.
By the time a bubbling KSI was aged 15 in 2008, he had already developed a passion for making videos. He was inspired to register his first account on YouTube under the name ‘JideJunior’ and flooded the channel with videos of him playing “FIFA 08”.
KSI went on to open his current channel – KSIOlajideBT – in 2009 and continued with the gaming theme. It wasn’t long before he started earning about £1,500 from the Channel and ultimately dropped out in Sixth Form after his teacher admitted receiving less than £1,500 in Salaries.
KSI Early Career Life
As the years elapsed, KSI grew his channel to record a significant following of about 20,000 subscribers in 2011 before his introduction of more vlog-style content saw him achieve a milestone following of nearly 1 million subscribers before the second quarter of 2012.
It is worthwhile to note that the early career success was not far from what KSI had envisaged given that he worked hard to reach such significant heights. However, as he followings increased, so did the number of his potential critics and a brewing storm.
KSI Road To Fame Story:
The storm came for KSI in 2012 when he was widely criticised for an obscene recurring joke called ‘rape-face’ that dominated his channel between 2012 and 2013. ‘Rape-face’ was widely considered to be ‘trivialisation of rape’ by many who called on Youtube to curb KSI of his excesses.
Asides ‘rape-face, KSI was enmeshed in cases of impropriety bordering on his actions at a 2013 Eurogamer event where he was accused to have verbally and sexually harassed staff and attendees. The storm became too much for Microsoft which severed its sponsorship deals with KSI leaving the then 20-year-old to yearn for days when he could make a rendition R-kelly’s “The storm is over”.
KSI Rise To Fame Story:
Moving on, KSI tendered apologized for the many times he failed to be of his best behaviour and went on to partner with 6 British YouTubers: Vikram Barn, Josh Bradley, Tobi Brown, Harry Lewis, Simon Minter and Ethan Payne in forming a group of creators called The Sidemen. Activities of The Sidemen revolved around online video production mostly of challenges, sketches, video-game commentary and sales of exclusive Sidemen merchandise. Having consolidated his fame with The Sidemen, KSI extended his tentacles to leave a mark in rap-music by releasing his debut Song “Lamborghini”.
He also released an EP “Keep Up” which peaked at number 1 on the UK R&B Albums Chart in 2015. Fast forward to the time of writing KSI is a boxer who is credited for pioneering boxing matches between YouTube stars. His first amateur fight was against Joe Weller who he technically knocked out in 2017. His subsequent fights were against American YouTuber Logan Paul in February 2018 and November 2019. The former was an amateur fight which ended in a draw while the latter was a professional cruiserweight rematch that saw KSI defeat Logan in the sixth round. The rest, as they say, is history.
KSI Relationship Life:
Speak of KSI’s love life, he is in a relationship at the time of writing and has not been married in time past. To begin with KSI’s dating history, he was first romantically involved with fellow YouTuber turned girlfriend – Seana Cuthbert. Theirs was a relationship that lasted between 2012-2014 before they went separate ways with Seana revealing that KSI didn’t have time for the relationship.
Indeed, KSI had no time for serious romantic engagements as he went on to have dating stint with a certain Lois Sharpie before getting lost on the radar of hookups for quite a long time. The YouTuber who has no son(s) or daughter(s) out of wedlock has been in a relationship with British Personality Nia Pickering since 2018. It is hoped that Nia would become KSI’s wife and the mother of his kids in the near future.
KSI Family Life:
YouTubers are known to be big on family and KSI makes no exception. We outline facts about his family life.
About KSI’s father:
Jide Olatunji is KSI’s dad. He is of Nigerian descent with a family origin that has been traced to the Yoruba speaking people at Ibadan in Oyo state Nigeria. Jide was not happy with KSI’s decision to sacrifice academics on the altar of video production but nonetheless supported him and has become proud of how youtube earnings have changed the family’s fortune. The proud dad features in many of KSI’s videos and keeps tabs of happenings in his son’s personal and private life.
About KSI’s mother:
Yinka Olatunji is KSI’s mom. She was born and raised at Islington in the UK to parents of Nigerian descent. The mother of two often sports a Gervinho hairstyle with broad smiles that give insights into KSI’s cheerful upbringing. Yinka is like her husband close to KSI who she gives unreserved support. Asides featuring in some of KSI’s videos she puts up appearances in his boxing matches and was recently seen at the venue of her son’s bout with Logan Paul.
About KSI’s siblings:
KSI has no sisters but a younger brother known as Deji Olatunji. Like KSI, Deji is into Youtube video production. Following KSI’s steps, Deji made his amateur boxing debut in a losing effort against Logan Paul’s younger brother Jake. Deji sometimes has dramatic relationships with KSI, but not dramatic enough to break their fraternal ties as they always find a reason to mend fences.
About KSI’s relatives:
Away from KSI’s immediate family life, not much is known about his maternal grandparents as well as his paternal grandfather and grandmother. Similarly, his uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces are largely unknown.
KSI Personal Life:
There are just a few people who know about KSI’s personality beyond his Youtube and boxing endeavours and you’re just about to be counted among ‘the few’. Sit back as we unravel facts about KSI’s persona which is very much defined by Gemini zodiac traits.
He is charitable, emotionally intelligent, enjoys multi-tasking and moderately reveals details about his personal and private life. KSI’s interests and hobbies include dancing, vlogging, playing video games, watching movies, travelling and spending time with his friends and family.
Do you know that KSI has an estimated net worth of $20m at the time of writing? His steadily rising wealth have their sources established in his Youtube earnings, movie roles, book publications and more recently, his boxing endeavours.
As such, KSI has no problems with spending big as evident in his envious possession of a £390k diamond plated Beerus chain. What more? he lives in a little known luxury house that serves as home to his £400k car collection which boasts of rides like a Lamborghini Aventador wrapped in Tron lines as well as a Lamborghini Huracan.
KSI Untold Facts:
To wrap up our KSI childhood story and biography we present lesser or little known facts about the YouTuber with a view to helping you get a complete picture of him.
KSI is an agnostic. That is, he neither believes in nor disproves the existence of a god. KSI’s stance on religion might not be in sync with those of his family particularly his mom who was raised catholic.
KSI has just three tattoos at the time of writing, The tattoos are wordings that can be found on his chest (Knowledge), left arm (Strength) & right arm (Integrity) explains what “KSI” really stands for. They also make his impressive height of 6 feet 0 inches a near formidable sight.
Drinking and Smoking:
Although KSI has not be seen smoking, he once confessed to smoking weed in a video. Neither has he been seen consuming hard drinks because he prefers energy drinks particularly G-Fuel.
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