Who is SoLLUMINATI?
SoLLUMINATI, whose real name is Javontay Baynes, was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 4 October 1994, in Detroit, Michigan USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. He is a former basketball player, a YouTuber, musician and social media star, perhaps known best for his videos on his eponymous YouTube channel, featuring NBA 2K content, his reactions on various themes, and his everyday life.
Early life and education
SoLLUMINATI was raised an only child in Detroit by his parents who were very supportive of his basketball career; although there isn’t information about their names, it’s known that his father is a lawyer and his mother is working as an accountant.
From an early age, he watched basketball games with his father, so eventually started playing with his friends from the neighborhood. He attended a local high school and played basketball for the school team; upon matriculating in 2012, he enrolled at Odessa College, Texas, and played for the college basketball team. However, after a year, he transferred to Eastern Michigan University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in 2016.
Most viewed videos
SoLLUMINATI launched his YouTube channel on 7 July 2012, although he didn’t upload his first video – “51 GAME WINNING STREAK HIGHEST IN NBA 2K15” – until 9 April 2015, which was eventually viewed almost 100,000 times.
Many people asked him why he choose this name to represent himself, and he said that he wanted his moniker to sound unforgettable and different, and he seems to have achieved what he wanted. His self-titled channel has nearly two million subscribers, and all of his videos combined have gained over 225 million views.
His number one most viewed video, “MY EX GIRLFRIEND DELETED MY 95 OVERALL PLAYER!!” uploaded on 6 October 2018, has been viewed more than 5.5 million times, in which his ex-girlfriend wanted to prank him for his birthday, however, she deleted his saved data, which can’t be returned.
SoLLUMINATI’s second most viewed video – “I BROKE UP WITH ASH”, uploaded on 25 July 2018 – has been viewed over 3.5 million times, in which he wanted to prank his girlfriend at that time, telling her that they are breaking up, just to see her reaction.
The third most viewed video on his channel, “Mom exposes daughter on Instagram live (Sad)”, has been viewed over 2.8 million times, and all of his fans supported him because he stood up for the poor girl whose mother embarrassed her.
SoLLUMINATI has his second channel on YouTube – SPIRITUAL So, launched on 29 January 2014 – on which he has over 1.3 million subscribers, and all of his videos combined have gained almost 85 million views.
Onto this channel he uploads videos featuring his, as he said, spiritual thoughts and some interesting, provoking videos; his most viewed videos on this channel are “why you have 0 friends and Don’t Fit in” with over 3.2 million views, and “XXXTentacion was Right!!! (Must See)” with more than 2.6 million views.
SoLLUMINATI is active on social media networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook; on his Instagram account he has more than 760,000 followers, and has uploaded 22 posts, mostly featuring him playing basketball.
He launched his Twitter account in March 2011, and he has amassed almost 420,000 followers, while he’s tweeted over 25,000 times.
SoLLUMINATI’s Facebook page has over 7,300 fans, and his TikTok account ‘solluminativids’ is followed by over 25,000 people, with all of his videos combined having over 210,000 likes. He also has his Twitch account which is being followed by over 340,000 people.
Love life and relationships
Back in 2018, SoLLUMINATI was dating Ashley Marie, a former US Navy sailor, now known as Ash, a YouTuber, and social media star. The two were dating for a year and made some videos together featuring them playing video games or performing pranks that weren’t going by the plan. They broke up sometime in 2019, SoLLUMINATI stating that the reason was her mental health – in one of his videos he said that she became depressed, had some nervous breakdowns, and was dragging him down, so he quit that relationship.
In March 2021, he started dating his new girlfriend, Lily Rose, who is a fitness trainer and an Instagram model. Although he hadn’t spoken about her, his fans noticed that she was filming a live video from his home, so a month later, SoLLUMINATI confirmed that they are dating.
As of November 2021, the two are still together and seem to enjoy their love.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides basketball, SoLLUMINATI is a big fan of music, particularly rap, and his favorite musicians are XXXTentacion, Tupac Shakur, and The Notorious B. I. G.
He is an animal lover, with dogs being his favorites – he has a pet dog named Sausage.
His favorite hobbies are playing video games, listening to music, and watching movies; his favorite genre is action, and his favorite actors are Morgan Freeman, Wesley Snipes, and Mel Gibson. When it comes to his favorite movies, they’re “Blade”, “Mad Max”, and “Now You See Me”.
He’s into traveling, has visited a couple of US states, and is currently living in Brazil, South America. His favorite travel destination is Los Angeles, California, while he dreams of visiting Rome, Italy.
Age, height, and net worth
SoLLUMINATI is 27 years old; he used to have long, dark curly brown hair, but recently shaved his head, and his eyes are brown; he weighs around 185lbs (84kgs) and is 6ft 6ins (1.98m) tall.
There were some rumors circulating the internet about his death, that somebody killed him, and they even made some video clips showing his ‘dead’ body, however, the popular YouTuber is fine and seems to be doing pretty well – he recently bought his new house and a new car.
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at $400,000, and he has a monthly income from his YouTube channels of up to $3,500. SoLLUMINATI also has his line of clothes which can be bought online, with his merchandise consisting of T-Shirts and hoodies with the caption ‘Simple’.