Top Nigerian YouTube star KSI knocked David Bowie and Adele off iTunes top spot with debut



A NIGERIAN gamer who made his debut on Forbes’ highest earning YouTube stars with a yearly income of £3 million last year,  knocked rock icon David Bowie and Adele off the iTunes top spot earlier this week.

Olajide ‘JJ’ Olatunji, better known online as KSI, stormed straight to the No. 1 spot with debut EP Keep Up , while also holding the Top Ten spot on iTunes charts around the world when it was released on January 8.

Keep Up features collaborations with the cream of grime and UK hip-hop, including JME, Sway, Youngs Teflon, Nick Brewer and more.


The 22-year-old is an unstoppable force on YouTube. Since launching his gaming channel back in 2009, he’s taken the YouTube world by storm, becoming the most viewed YouTube channel in the UK.

While still owning YouTube, 2015 saw KSI officially become a recording artist, releasing singles Lamborghini featuring P Money, which reached No.30 in the UK charts without radio support, and Keep Up featuring JME.

He rounded off the year playing his first ever gig, at London’s O2 Islington Academy, which sold-out in minutes.

“Remember…@ksi’s #KeepUpEp is available now! Let’s keep it climbing,” friend and collaborator Sway wrote on Instagram today (Jan 14).



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