|“||Wassup, it's Deji!||”|
―Deji's current intro
|“||Hey guys, it's ComedyShortsGamer here!||”|
―Deji's old intro
Babadeji Daniel "Deji" Olatunji (born: December 9, 1996 ), formerly known online as ComedyShortsGamer (abbreviated as CSG), is an English YouTube vlogger best known for his comedic content, reactions and skits. He is also the younger brother of KSI.
Deji was born in London and lived there most his life, but he now lives in Peterborough with his parents. Deji started out posting gaming videos to YouTube, including FIFA. He also used to make short sketches, utilizing a "parody" style in making these sketches, with his brother and dad, but by 2016 he stopped uploding these kinds of videos. Deji has created and still does create a lot of "challenge" and "prank" videos and started releasing music videos in 2017. Deji acquired a lot of his fame by virtue of being in his brother KSI's videos.
Deji recently bought his own house, where he lives with his mum and his dad, and they often feature in Deji's videos. Despite calls from both his brother and parents, Deji has refused to leave home and become independent.
Deji is currently in a relationship with YouTuber Dunjahh who he'd met on Runescape ten years ago while keeping in contact throughout the time-being.
Amateur / Pro Boxing Matches
Deji vs Jake Paul
After it was confirmed KSI would be boxing Logan Paul, Deji wanted to challenge Jake Paul to a boxing match. Jake agreed and they were set to fight on August 25, 2018. There were two press conferences, where Jake and Deji would insult each other most of the time. A few days before the fight, Deji showed up at one of Jake and Logan Paul's meet and greets, Jake responded by slapping Deji in the face. On August 25, 2018 Jake won the boxing match, however Deji gave him a bloody nose.
Deji vs Vinnie Hacker
In March 2021, Deji announced that he will be making his boxing return. It was confirmed that on June 5, 2021. Deji would be boxing against a TikToker named Vinnie Hacker in the undercard of the YouTube vs TikTok Battle of the Platforms boxing event. In May 2021, there was a press conference for the event in which Deji was on a computer since he couldn't arrive at the press conference venue. On June 12th, Hacker beat Deji although relations between the two were quite amicable.
Deji vs Alex Wassabi
On December 2nd, 2021, after nearly 6 months of inactivity, Deji releases a video titled "Redemption." Teasing his boxing return. On December 20th, 2021, A new event was announced by ShowStar Boxing titled, US vs UK. On January 12, 2022, Deji announced his next opponent, Alex Wassabi, as the Main Event on the card. On March 5th, Deji lost the fight by split decision,
Deji vs Fousey
On 22 June 2021, it was reported that Deji will be fighting FOUSEY on the KSI vs Alex Wassabi card on 27 August 2022.
Randolph vs Deji
In a Sidemen Sunday video SIDEMEN FAMILY FORTUNES, Randolph got asked which YouTube channel he thought was dead - he responded saying Deji. Deji responded by making a video roasting Randolph for being a slave of KSI and doing everything for him, as well as insulting Randoph's wife. After this, Randoph made a video saying that it was just a simple joke, and he released a diss track "Manchild" aimed at Deji. Deji then responded with his own diss track "RAN". However in the video, while talking about how JJ paid for Randolph's wedding, Deji leaked JJ's bank details for which JJ criticized him for, and which further led to the KSI vs Deji beef.
Randolph then released a second diss track, titled "Victory Speech". Deji's reaction to the track caused him to get in a further beef with JJ, so it's likely that his involvement with Randolph has settled down. Randolph made a video later to explain that the beef got out of hand and that he wasn't going to acknowledge Deji's begs for attention any longer.
The beef between Deji and Randolph spilled over onto a brother beef between KSI and Deji when KSI reacted to both Randolph and Deji's diss track and affirmed the truth of Randolph's disses whilst calling out Deji as well as his parents for exposing his private bank account.
Deji then responded with a video saying that KSI had taken Randolph's side and it was an unfair beef with 6 vs 1. Deji then went on saying that he had never gotten a girl pregnant (something Randolph mentioned in his second diss track) but then commented that JJ had, giving even more bad vibes between them.
The beef then escalated with Deji tweeting out that JJ had blocked him and JJ then tweeting "get rid of negative delusional people, even if they are family" although this was deleted shortly after.
Deji then made a full video calling out his brother for preferring his friends over family and calling his brother as having a god complex. JJ immediately tweeted that he loved his brother and made a video apologizing for certain things. Deji then uploaded a huge diss track titled "Unforgivable" with Jallow, Dax, and Crypt. Some of the disses were calling out the fact that JJ had gotten a girl pregnant, though it was made before JJ's video apologizing to certain things, and Deji uploaded the diss track to keep things fair for the people featured in the diss track. The apologetic tweets and video by JJ were deleted shortly after.
On Christmas Day, KSI came to visit the family, but there were disagreements in their conversation, which resulted in a fight between him and Deji. KSI claimed on twitter that Deji kicked him out and his parents just stood there and watched, with Deji threatening to call the cops if he didn't leave. Deji tweeted that KSI wanted to smash his computer and to make him delete the diss track. Deji later stated that KSI attacked their mom and insulted both of their parents. Deji later that day made another video titled "My bro" calling him a bully, manipulative, and attacking and making their parents cry, the video was later deleted, which is speculated he deleted it due to his subscriber loss.
As a result, Deji lost thousands of subscribers from the drama with his brother, due to him uploading more videos talking about the situation. However on January 6, 2019, Deji uploaded an apology video to KSI for his actions, and he deleted the "Unforgivable" diss track, thus "ending" the beef.
However, on May 2, 2019, the beef between the two was reignited, when Deji made the disstrack that was thought to be deleted, public again on YouTube.
On the 25th of May, 2019 he uploaded a serious video, explaining on why he made his disstrack back to public, and talking about the suffering with the psychical abuse and the suicidal thoughts, as the result of the latest drama situation. He also calls JJ out for forgetting their Mum's birthday.
On May 30, 2019, He made a follow up video called "he's gone too far", where Deji calls out his brother for trying go find dirt on him for a response video, and threatened his brother with a lawsuit if JJ lies about him.
On June 3, 2019, KSI finally responded to Deji with a video titled "Ending it all". KSI debunked all of Deji's claims towards him and showed Deji's manipulation and hypocrisy, he did also apologize to Deji about violent videos and sleeping with the girl Deji had a crush on, claiming he didn't know her. The video caused Deji to lose subscribers and KSI started to regain his subscriber loss. The next day Deji uploaded a video titled "moving on", where Deji stated that the beef was "over" and that he would keep things private with his bro.
However, on June 18, 2019, Deji uploaded a video titled "i can't do this anymore", where he came forward and said he's suffering from mental health problems and calls JJ out for lying about the woman he slept with. He later has a mental breakdown and begs people to stop seeing him as a "bad guy". The next day Deji went live on Twitch and told his viewers that he finally agreed to attend therapy with his brother and said he would take some time off the internet to focus on getting better mentally. It appears that the beef is over after Deji voiced support for his brother for the boxing rematch against Logan Paul.
On December 17, 2019, Deji announced his dog, Tank, was going to be put down for biting an elderly neighbor that took place back in July 23, 2018. Deji was fined, while his mother was ordered to pay the victims compensation. After Tank was seized by the police, the court said she did not feel able to take the dog off a lead. She said while most dogs accept a muzzle, she found Tank "was very frightened with the attempts to muzzle him". As well as ordering the destruction of the dog, Deji's mother had to pay £8,000 of compensation to the victim. He also gave her a 12-month community order and 80 hours unpaid work. Deji was fined £2,500, while both were also ordered to pay kennelling costs and given a restraining order from contacting the victims for four years. The Olatunji family had 28 days from Friday to appeal against the decision to destroy the dog. Deji initially denied owning the German Shepherd dog Tank in the September 2019 hearing to avoid punishment.
On April 5th, 2020, Deji uploaded a video titled "I think I have COVID-19", where he informed his fans that he got sick from his parents and he believed that he caught the coronavirus from them. Many fans accused him of click baiting Covid-19 for the sake of views. Deji denied the claims that he click baited the virus for views and how he didn't get tested to prove he had it. His brother KSI called out a YouTuber for clickbait, which people speculated he called out Deji for click baiting the virus. Two days later he uploaded another video titled "I need to end this", where he explained that that he was afraid of getting the virus due to having asthma, and only wanting to make the video to inform his fans. He also addressed the rumors that his brother didn't call him out for click baiting and called out a different YouTuber.
Sub Botting Allegations
On May 17th, 2020, a botting site known as FreeWay Social posted a video claiming that Deji has bought 50,000 subscriber bots from them for his YouTube channel in order to reach ten million subscribers. The owner of FreeWay Social claimed that Deji placed two orders from the website, where he bought 10,000 subs on March 22nd and he bought 40,000 subs on March 23rd. The owner claims that Deji has spent almost £2,000 on the website alone. The owner then said that when Deji started losing subscribers, he reported the recent payment to PayPal, believing that the accounts that unsubscribed were FreeWay Social accounts. The owner then explained that he tried to tell Deji that it was actually his own legitimate subscribers that were unsubcribing, but Dejj ignored him and PayPal refunded Deji.
Deji made a response video to the allegations claiming that he never heard of the website, that he never sub botted, and that it wasn't his ip address.
John Swan, who has been covering Deji's controversies for months (#SaveTank & Coronavirus Controversy) collaborated with Nicholas DeOrio to a video where they covered most of the drama. They even gave Deji the benefit of the doubt and that he didn't buy any subs, though they listed the conditions.
Nicholas DeOrio: "First things first, someone that really hates Deji would have had to be in possession of a spare $2000. This person would be going into this with no guarantees of getting that money back."
John Swan: "Then they would have to purchase $2,000 worth of YouTube subscribers from a sketchy company using an email linked to one of Deji's obscure real estate properties. Not only this but the person would have to have an account with BT internet and would have had to have completely guessed a recovery email linking to Deji's mum, which just out of pure luck happened to be a real one.
Nick: "This person would not only have to be in the UK but they would also have to be from the same area as Deji as the IP listed in the order could not have come from a VPN. The person also would have had to have had the foresight to register a Skype account using Deji's dad's name just in case someone would have happened to check it.
John: "The person would also need to have the greatest luck in the world because just mere days after hitting 10 million, Deji uploaded his COVID-19 video which backfired on him whereupon he started bleeding subscribers. The person who bought these subscribers would then have to charge back FreewaySocial and would have to predict that they would make a video outing Deji.
Nick: "From here on out, the troll would have had to bet that everyone would connect the dots to the real estate business, the BT Internet recovery email, and even the Skype name. The person who did this amazing troll would have had to have been the most humble person on planet earth because, even though they accomplished arguably the biggest stunt in YouTube history, no one has come forward to take credit for it."
John: "Like if this actually happened, this would be something Justin Wang would cover in a few years in Tales from the Internet. It is just so bizarre and positively absurd that all of this worked out in the way that it did. So you can choose to believe that or you can choose to believe that Deji was so tired of not being at 10 million subscribers that he botted them himself. The choice is yours."
However, John Swan has been recorded lying about large YouTubers (such as Dream) so it's somewhat likely he said this in a very manipulative accusatory manner on purpose. Nick however, has much more credibility.
Beef with Keemstar
On May 23, 2020, Deji uploaded a video called "My Experience with Keemstar" outlining his history with Keemstar. Deji states in the video that beginning in 2016, him and Keem were on good terms but later on, Keem became much more negative and biased towards him on his show. Deji outlined the many instances that Keemstar used his DramaAlert platform to attack, belittle, or even downplay Deji's mental health as well as the more recent allegations of Deji's alleged sub-botting to which Keem claims Deji is doing and is actively trying to take down his channel. Deji also praised H3 for calling out Keem and stated that Keem deserved it after abusing his platform for so long.
Deji has had an interesting history with cars. Since 2014, he has owned 6 cars:
- 2014 Audi TT S-Line (2014 - 2016)
- 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S (2015 - present)
- 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography (2016 - 2019)
- 2016 Lamborghini Huracan (2016 - 2017)
- 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S (2017 - present)
- 2018 Mini Clubman (2018 - present)
On September 3, 2016, Deji got into a car accident with his Audi TT, and he got a Range Rover for daily driving.
The Porsche is said to mainly be owned and driven by his mum, as indicated by the number plate 'Y1NKE'. The Range Rover is their family car, shared between the members of the house. In 2018, Deji bought his dad a 2010 Land Rover Defender, his dad's dream car.
Deji sold his Lamborghini Huracan after his gold-wrapped car was vandalized and soon after purchased a yellow 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S. Speculations claim he has sold his Aventador S after searches of his registration number show no record.
In December of 2019, Deji's Range Rover broke down in the middle of the road, and his girlfriend was involved.
In December 2020, his brother KSI bought their father a 1994 Porsche 928 S.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: November 18, 2013
- 2 million subscribers: June 29, 2014
- 3 million subscribers: December 22, 2014
- 4 million subscribers: April 30, 2015
- 5 million subscribers: August 28, 2015
- 6 million subscribers: March 1, 2016
- 7 million subscribers: August 7, 2016
- 8 million subscribers: March 23, 2017
- 9 million subscribers: February 21, 2018
- 10 million subscribers: August 8, 2020
- 1 million subscribers: November 28, 2019
Video View Milestones
- 1 billion views: June 23, 2015.
- 2 billion views: July 24, 2016.
- 3 billion views: January 13, 2018.
- Some of his older videos frequently featured content from the video game, FIFA.
- He frequently features his family in videos.
- He is allergic to nuts. He also has asthma and Yinka keeps his inhaler in her purse so he can use it as needed.
- On September 3, 2016, Deji was in a car crash with one of his friends as a passenger causing a shoulder and arm injury. His friend was not hurt.
- Deji is a self-proclaimed "nerd".
- Deji can be violent when someone wakes him up while he's asleep.
- Deji changed his YouTube name from ComedyShortsGamer to Deji on August 26, 2018 as he doesn't do gaming anymore.
- Deji is a fan of Japanese anime, especially Dragon Ball Z and Naruto.
- He has his own merchandise line named 'TANK''
- Deji was known for crazy food challenges like the Banana and Sprite one causing him to puke since he has a weak stomach
- Oladeji Daniel Olatunji. UK Companies House.