Khaby Lame has reached 100M followers without saying a word on TikTok.
Congratulations, Khaby! His creativity and mission to make people laugh is something everyone at TikTok can relate to.
TikTok Q&A with Khaby Lame
How did you get started on TikTok? What inspired you to create videos?
It all started during the first lockdown: I had recently lost my job, so I decided to start recording in my bedroom.
The inspiration for my videos goes way back to when I was a kid watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Will Smith. I loved his comedy and I also loved all of his movies. So I decided to record some sketches on YouTube with a friend of mine and, even though there were very few views, I enjoyed making them.
When I pick up the phone to record, everything becomes more beautiful and fun — the world of TikTok with its comedy is so beautiful and so much fun.
What has inspired your humor?
From so many things. Will Smith’s movies, but also Eddie Murphy’s, Omar Sy’s and many other comedic actors. Also cartoons…which I still watch to this day!
What was your reaction to seeing so much success on the platform?
I’m grateful and happy about it, but I always remain down-to-earth and true to my original idea of making videos to have fun and make others laugh. I consider myself a simple guy.
What are some content creation tips you would offer other creators?
I think it’s enough that you really like what you do and love who you are and how you show yourself to others. And then the rest will come accordingly.
What is your favorite feature to create videos with?
I love creating videos using TikTok’s Stitch feature, but also creating them from scratch.
What video have you created that you can’t stop thinking about?
So many! Definitely the one of the rearview mirror or the handbrake. But also the one made with Alessandro del Piero with an apple. And let’s not forget the banana one… 🍌
What was your first viral video?
The backpack one – a nice surprise.
What video are you most proud of creating?
I don’t have one in particular. I love all of my videos and all of them have made me proud. Let’s celebrate with Khaby and enjoy a look back at some of his most creative and lovable moments on TikTok!