Deji is the younger brother of KSI and despite this, he has made a name for himself. He is also a content creator who mainly uploads comedy and gaming videos. Fans love his skits and reaction videos. Deji earned the majority of his fortune through YouTube, but also earns extra income as a boxer. Currently, Deji has a net worth of £3.8 million ($5 million).
Deji is a shortened version of his real name, Oladeji Daniel Olatunji. He was born in Watford, England, on December 9, 1996 and was raised in a middle class family with his older brother. His father Olajide “Jide” Ademola Olatunji, Sr. hails from Nigeria and his mother Olayinka Atinuke is from Islington, London.
Ever since he was a child, Deji was an avid gamer and enjoyed playing games such as FFIA, Call of Duty, Tekken and Halo. KSI’s online success inspired him to make a living as a YouTuber.
In 2011, Deji launched his YouTube account and began uploading videos related to his favorite games, then moved on to short comedic clips, vlogs and other miscellaneous things. The channel was originally titled ComedyShortsGamer.
Family and friends regularly featured, particularly his father, who does the majority of the camera work. Initially, he gained a lot of attention through appearing in his brother’s videos rather than his own. He used this following to boost his fame with his own efforts. Now, the channel has over 10.7 million subscribers.
His first boxing match was with Jake Paul on the undercard of KSI’s scrap with Logan Paul. Sadly, it was a loss for Olatunji but he put up a strong fight. He declared his return to boxing in March 2021 and lost to TikTok star Vinnie Hacker. However, this was a controversial match as the two had a friendly relationship.
After six months of inactivity, he returned to fight Alex Wassabi and suffered a third straight loss. He grabbed his first win after knocking out Fousey and the result secured him a fight against Floyd Mayweather.
His fights have brought in some big viewing figures as the YouTube boxing scene attracts a lot of attention. It wasn’t disclosed how much he made from his bouts, but he has probably earned at least $1 million.
Deji’s channel still receives over 100,000 views everyday. As a result he makes around $15,000 to $20,000 per month in YouTube ad revenue. All of his activities add up to a £3.8 million fortune, in comparison KSI is worth £16 million.
On December 25, 2018 KSI and the family had a big bust up. This resulted in a series of back and forth between the two but the pair have recently put years of bad blood behind them and are friends again. Deji is currently single after his relationship with Dounja Akoudad ended.