Who is YouTuber Deji?
Oladeji Daniel ‘Deji’ Olatunji was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 9 December 1996, in Watford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom; he holds British nationality and his ethnicity is Nigerian. He is a YouTuber known best for his eponymous channel, launched on 1 December 2011, which has 10.5 million subscribers. All of his videos have gained over 4.3 billion views, mostly featuring video games reviews, challenges, pranks, and with his family and girlfriends.
Early life, education, and family
Deji was raised alongside his brother Olajide Olayinka Williams ‘JJ’ Olatunji, known better online as KSI, who is a British YouTuber and rapper, also known as a founder of the YouTube group ‘Sideman’, he was ranked second on the list of the top 100 UK influencers by “The Sunday Times”.
They were raised in Watford by their parents, mother Yinka who is from Islington, London, and a father Jide who is from Ibadan, Nigeria.
There were various controversies concerning Deji’s family members, especially about his brother KSI, when in November 2018 Deji launched a video in which he revealed KSI’s bank records, which caused a fight between the two, with KSI also mad at their parents for letting Deji announce publicly his financial records.
KSI kicked Deji from his YouTube group, and it took almost two years for the brothers to settle things between them, however, it seems that nowadays they’re in a good relationship.
Deji announced a video on his channel entitled “Reunion With My Brother” on 20 June 2021, which has been seen 8.5 million times, and has over 850,000 likes.
Deji attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2014, he didn’t enroll at college, but pursued his YouTube career.
Deji started his career under the moniker “ComedyShortsGamer”, and he was posting gaming videos, mostly FIFA 12, Halo 2, Modern Warfare 3, and Tekken 6, and some short sketches. However, when he renamed his channel to Deji, he started uploading different videos, mostly challenges, pranks, reactions, sketches, and music videos.
He also likes to post videos about his cars – he had an Audi TT but he crashed it, then a Range Rover Autobiography, Lamborghini Huracan, and his latest car is a Lamborghini Aventador S.
Besides his main YouTube channel, he has another entitled “Deji 2nd” which he launched on 27 August 2011, and has gained 1.1 million subscribers, and all of his videos combined have over 135 million views; onto this channel, he uploads gaming videos, various content with his girlfriend, and some reactions on all kind of themes.
Most viewed videos
His most viewed video “Try Not To Laugh Challenge With My New Girlfriend” was uploaded on 5 December 2014, and has gained over 21 million views.
The second most viewed video on Deji’s channel is the official music video for his song “Sidemen Diss Track”, posted on 11 August 2017, which has amassed over 20 million views.
The number three most viewed video – “Try Not To Laugh Challenge With My Bro” – is a collaboration video with his brother KSI posted on 28 June 2015 and has over 19 million views,
Deji is active on social media networks; his fans can interact with him through his Instagram account, on which he has over 2.5 million followers, and they also can follow his work on his Twitter, which has attracted 2.2 million people. Deji also has his official Facebook page under the moniker “ComedyShortsGamer”, which has over 1.2 million fans.
Love life and relationships
There are various rumors about Deji’s love life, however, it’s known that back in 2014 he started dating Marina Joyce for two years, also a YouTuber from London, who was reported missing on 7 August 2019; police found her and brought her home, and she later uploaded a video in which she explained that she was depressed at that time, and didn’t know what she was doing. Deji uploaded a video in which he was saying how concerned he was about her, and sent her a message through the video to call him, and to let her know that he was there for her.
He was in a short relationship with a girl named Clara Hermet, who is also a YouTuber and life coach from the UK; they’ve done some collaborating videos together, and some ‘try not to’ challenges, however, the reason for their break-up hasn’t been revealed.
As of November 2021, Deji is in a relationship with his girlfriend Dounja, who he met back in 2010, but they renewed their friendship after almost ten years and started dating; she now lives with him and his parents in Deji’s house in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Deji hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children, although he used to post videos with his girlfriend entitled “we are having a baby”, but which were pranks.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides his YouTube career, Deji is a businessman, has his clothes line “Tank”, and is also a property owner, buying and selling houses.
He is into sports, works out at the gym, and spars boxing; he had one fight against Jake Paul back in 2018, and although he lost in the fifth round, he promised his fans that he would continue his boxing career.
Deji is an animal lover, with dogs being his favorites; he has a pet dog German Sheppard named Tank, which once seriously injured an elderly woman, so Deji and his mother, who was in charge when the dog attacked a woman, were fined, having to pay the victim £8,000 (around $10,000).
In his spare time, Deji likes to hang out with his family, friends, and his girlfriend. He enjoys traveling, and his favorite travel destination is Los Angeles, California USA.
Age, height, and net worth
Deji is 25 years old, with black hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 154lbs (70kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall.
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at $5 million, and he has a minimum income of $20,000 per month from his YouTube channel.