Keemokazi, whose real name is Kareem Hesri, is a singer, rapper, actor, and social media personality. He is well known for his TikTok fanbase, which he gained through various pranks and sketches that he performs in his videos. His content also gained him fame on Instagram and YouTube. As of 2022, Keemokazi has a net worth of $1 million.
Hesri was born in California, USA, on November 29, 2002. He is the only boy in a family of six children. His sisters’ names are Sima, Sara, Saby, Serene, and Sophie. Their father is a businessman, while their mother, Nina Hazem, is a social media influencer.
Kareem is of Arab descent and is a Muslim. But because Kareem was raised in the US, he has mentioned a couple of times that he is not very fluent in speaking Arabic.
The young man went to a local private school for his early education and studied at a local high school. However, it is known that he has no plans of going to college.
Rise to Fame
Keemokazi began his professional life as an actor. Many of his fans are unaware that he appeared on the television program The Last Ship for two episodes before beginning his online career.
Even when he got film projects, his main goal was to launch a music career. Thus, he created his TikTok account. Even though music was his foremost concern, Hesri noticed that a lot of individuals were becoming popular for filming ridiculous clips.
So, he tried several content ideas at first, but after one of his pranks went viral, he decided that he should focus on generating more of the same stunts. This worked, and he now has 26.4 million TikTok followers.
When he had the platform and following, Kareem decided to center his attention on his musical career. He began distributing his songs via SoundCloud in 2017.
The aspiring singer and rapper’s first song was titled ‘Foreign’. It went viral on various social media platforms. He later moved on to upload music on Apple Music and Spotify.
His hits include ‘New Kid’, ‘Philosophy’, and ‘Feel’. His debut album, Keemo VS. Kazi, was released in 2021. One of its tracks, King Of My City, gained almost a million views two weeks after it dropped.
Net Worth and Earnings
Aside from TikTok, Kareem shares his content and music on his YouTube account of 957,000 subscribers. From YouTube ad revenue, he earns anywhere between $8,700 to $138,000 annually.
He also makes money via sponsored posts and partnerships with a slew of brands and merchandise. This is how he generates some of his income from his Instagram and TikTok. His album sales and music on audio streaming platforms also contribute to his $1 million wealth.
Keemokazi is single. He hasn’t been dating anyone lately. There is also no rumor that he has been in a relationship in the past. He is focused on his career and helping his family. He bought his first house at 18 years old.