The Island Boys are 21-year-old twin brothers from Florida who became famous thanks to the song ‘I’m an Island Boy’, which went viral on TikTok. Within a month of that musical success, Island Boys have already reached a net worth of $500,000. They stand out for being funny and knowing how to get attention on social media.
Their stage names are Kodiyakredd and Flyysoulja, but their real names are Frankie and Alex Venegas respectively. They have only been in music for a short time so it’ll be interesting to see if they will maintain their popularity.
Why They’re Famous
The Island Boys are enjoying recent fame, thanks in part to their charismatic personalities and unique appearance. Franky Venegas began his musical career in 2020 and released a few songs before becoming famous: Smoke, 9ine and Real Right. Alex Venegas, on the other hand, released the song Money in 2021. After the success of ‘I’m an Island Boy’, they have been able to build media personalities that attract a lot of publicity.
They stand out because of their eccentric hairstyles: dyed dreadlocks in different colors. They also have multiple tattoos on their bodies and wear colorful clothes. The twin brothers have an excellent relationship with their fans. They engage with viewers through various challenges where they ask people to imitate them. Fans accept the challenges and have fun doing them.
How They Make Money
As of 2022, the Island Boys together have reached a net worth of $500,000 due to multiple sources of income. They generate income thanks to their large following on TikTok and brands are willing to pay them to advertise products. Kodiyakredd had approximately 1.4 million followers on TikTok, while Flyysoulja has 1.8 million followers.
The rappers have a YouTube channel (Big Bag Ent) where they post music videos and vlogs. The channel has more than 215,000 subscribers and their videos have nearly 150 million views, which generates steady earnings. They can earn through YouTube AdSense and most likely make $2-$5 per 1,000 views on the channel.
To profit from their fame, the pair are selling shoutouts on Cameo. They charge £158 ($210) for personal video requests and £450 ($600) for business bookings on the platform. They also launched a merch store, selling branded t-shirts, hoodies and vests.
Frankie and Alex Venegas were born on July 16, 2001 in Florida. The Island Boys’ parents are Cuban. The twins grew up in a single-parent home as their father died of a heart attack in 2007. They had a difficult childhood and adolescence and both had problematic behavior. Their mother tried to educate them by sending them to good schools but they misbehaved. The Venegas twins committed robberies and assaults and were detained in several juvenile jails. They haven’t committed any crimes since their musical careers have taken off.
While the Venegas brothers do not talk about their dating life’s in public, they both have girlfriends as seen in several photos they posted online. They have not revealed the names of the girls they are dating because they prefer to keep it private. The twins are enjoying huge success on social media, which has helped them leave behind a troubled past and live a better life.