Khaby Lame The Official World Cup QNB Ambassador ?

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Who is Khaby Lame ?

With more than 148.5 million subscribers, Khaby Lame is now the most popular content creator on the TikTok social network. In two years, he became the star of the platform thanks to his short videos based on his body and face expressions. On 17 August, the TikTokeur obtained Italian nationality.
On June 23, TikTokeur Khaby Lame, of Senegalese origin, became the number one Chinese social network by dethroning Amelio’s American influencer Charli. On 17 August, the Italian media outlet La Republicca reported that he became a citizen of Italy, the country where he grew up. At the age of 22, he has 148.5 million followers on his Tik Tok channel, which he launched in March 2020, all without a single word.

From worker to internet icon :

 

Before becoming the star of Tik Tok, Khaby Lame, his real name Khabane Lame, had a very different life. Born in Senegal, he arrived in Italy with his parents at the age of 1. He grew up in the working-class districts of Chivasso, a small town in the Turin region. However, he does not have Italian nationality. A factory worker, he was dismissed in March 2020. It was then, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, that he began making videos about Tik Tok.

“The pandemic had just started, I was bored and had a lot of time ahead of me, so I started making videos about Tik Tok,” he said in an interview for the English-language magazine Forbes. His specialty: making fun of tutorial videos thanks to his very expressive face. He doesn’t say any words in his videos. Thus, the language barrier is not a problem for Khaby Lame. He sends his message by raising his eyes to the sky or by making a gesture of his hands showing that the solution to the problem is obvious.

His bet is successful: his mimics become viral and the subscriber counter goes wild. With over 275 million views, the video where he mocks a tutorial to peel a banana with a knife is one of his best known. His reputation quickly increased and he received a large number of requests for partnerships. He is now based in Milan, where he is part of the Iron Corporation talent agency.

My only goal is to make the authors laugh without offending.
Khaby Lame, tiktokeur

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In an interview for the French daily newspaper Le Figaro, Khaby Lame says he draws inspiration from “everyday life” to make his videos. “My only goal is to make authors laugh without offending them,” he adds. Besides, the young man applies, with a few exceptions, not to take a position in public on divisive subjects.

In September 2021, after three football players from the Italian city of Naples were victims of racist screams during a match, Khaby Lame posted an anti-racist message on his Tik Tok account. As a result, he lost subscribers. He also made a commitment to climate in a video published in October 2021. He is shown holding a “Fridays for Future” sign alongside Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and Ugandan Vanessa Nakate.
More recently, in early March, he published a video in which he put himself in the shoes of a Russian soldier on the front lines, making peace with a Ukrainian soldier. Through this staging, he hopes to promote peace between Russia and Ukraine. In the comments of this video, many Internet users accuse him of not taking a position about conflicts present in other countries, such as Palestine.

In an interview for the French football magazine So Foot, the tiktokeur claims to be a “neutral” supporter. “I like different teams,” he says. In this way, he avoids positioning himself on a particular team, at the risk of disappointing those who do not support this team. Is it trying to avoid losing subscribers by not taking positions that can create disagreement?

Beyond Tik Tok :

In addition to conquering social networks, the Senegalese videographer has added several strings to his bow. In February, he becomes the new face of Hugo Boss. On June 18, the brand even announced a capsule collection created with the content creator. In addition to creating videos Khaby Lame is also making its place in the fashion industry.

In May 2022, Khaby Lame is invited to the Cannes Film Festival to be part of the #TikTokShortFilm jury. The platform was the official partner of this edition of the festival. That’s why a competition of short format works was organized. In Le Figaro, he also evokes his dreams of cinema. “I have to admit that my ultimate dream would be to be consecrated to Hollywood by an Oscar after receiving the Golden Palm at the Festival,” the tiktokeur explains. Will his mimics, become his trademark, soon find themselves on the big screen?

Khaby Lame meets his idol Lionel Messi :

 

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The tiktoker realized his wildest dream by meeting his idol Lionel Messi. The meeting between La Pulga and Lame took place on social networks. The sequence shows the Senegalese who is amazed like a kid in front of the Argentine legend. He was amazed to find himself in front of his idol. The meeting on the ground was brief, as Messi had to join his teammates for training, but it was intense.

The two men will meet later at a gala dinner.

On his Twitter account, Khaby wrote this message: “The dream of every child, Finally I met him! A Legend, a great player a wonderful person! I have no words guys look at my face. thanks to PSG. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER? ” Many Internet users commented on Khaby Lame’s reaction after he greeted Leo Messi.

 

“I never heard your voice. So you literally don’t have the words”
“You can see on your face that you are completely happy to see it”
“Messi thought it was Gana Gueye”
“We understand now, you went all this way just to meet Messi”
“Your face is a love poem… how lucky you are”

 

Khaby Lame becomes the official ambassador of the QNB Group brand for the FIFA World Cup period, Qatar 2022™ :

 

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  • Khabane ‘Khaby’ Lame, the world’s most followed person on TikTok, becomes the group’s official brand ambassador during the World Cup tournament
  • This partnership will build on QNB’s role as the official supporter of the 2022 FIFA TM World Cup for the Middle East and Africa.
  • Ambassador status was launched via Khaby’s first-ever TV spot, which was screened for the first time at an official signing ceremony on 27 September.

QNB spokesperson: Lame was selected as a representative of the values of the QNB group and the “Can-Do” spirit of Qatar. His ambitions were achieved through a combination of hard work, determination and imagination, just like the country of Qatar.
QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, announces that Internet star Khabane ‘Khaby’ Lame is selected as the official brand ambassador of the QNB Group the official supporter of the 2022 FIFA World Cup TM for the Middle EastEast and Africa .

As part of this partnership, Lame, the world’s most followed person on TikTok with 150 million followers, launched its first ever TV spot with the QNB group, exploring the theme “dreaming big” – Highlighting the ethics of the QNB Group’s role in this year’s FIFA World Cup. The spot was screened for the first time at an official signing ceremony on September 27, 2022.

Mrs. Heba Ali Al-Tamimi, QNB Group’s Director General of Communications, said, “Choosing Khaby Lame as QNB’s ambassador during the tournament reflects Qatar’s boundless ambition by hosting the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup™. By following his dreams, Lame, like Qatar, was able to reach his goals. Together we celebrate a world where anything is possible. As Qatar prepares to welcome millions of football fans this winter, we can certainly be proud of what we have accomplished, both as a bank and as a country.”

Khaby Lame, said: “I am pleased to be the QNB ambassador during the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup™. I think I look a lot like QNB, I set my dreams and I manage to achieve what seems impossible. I look forward to exploring the tournament through the lens of QNB and creating unforgettable memories.

Currently ranked as the highest-value banking brand in the Middle East and Africa, QNB Group is the official supporter of the FIFA 2022TM World Cup for the Middle East and Africa. As part of its role, QNB will be determined to allocate various assets and rights to the entire region, as well as a brand exhibition in the host cities. The group has an extensive network of ATMs and will be the only on-site ATM provider at the eight FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums.

The Group is present through its subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries spread over three continents, offering the most developed banking services to these customers through 1000 locations and 4700 ATMs. QNB Group employs more than 27,000 people worldwide.

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