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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 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.
Amateur Boxing Career
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 Paul agreed and they were set to fight on August 25, 2018. There were two press confrences, 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.
Jake Paul won the boxing match, however Deji gave him a bloody nose. When Deji was in Los Angeles to make an appearance on Logan Paul's podcast "Impaulsive", Jake said he would accept Deji's request for a sparring rematch at his place, but Deji didn't go because he was advised not to.
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 criticised 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.
KSI vs Deji
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 disstrack and affirmed the truth of Randolphs disses whilst going at Deji as well as his parents for exposing his private bank account.
Deji then responded with a video saying that KSI had taken Randolphs side and it was an unfair beef with 6 vs 1. Deji then went on saying that he never gotten a girl pregnant (something Randolph mentioned in his second disstrack) 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 disstrack 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 disstrack to keep things fair for the people featured in the disstrack. The apologetic tweets and video by JJ were deleted shortly after.
Deji came on the Logan Paul podcast "Impaulsive" to explain the situation and called JJ manipulative and his friends (The Sidemen) fake and only having JJ's back on the surface but not truly.
On Christmas Day, KSI came to visit the family, which resulted into 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 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.
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. He also calls out JJ for forgetting about there Mum's birthday.
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. 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. 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 bro 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 his boxing rematch against Logan Paul.
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 Range Rover Autobiography (2016 - present)
- 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 vandalised 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.
Note the following dates are according to SocialBlade.com the dates may vary by about 1 day, and if you live outside of North America the dates may vary by up to 2 days due to the Time Zone Difference.
- 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.
- 1 million subscribers: November 28, 2019.
Video View Milestones
- 1 billion Video Views: June 23, 2015.
- 2 billion Video Views: July 24, 2016.
- 3 billion Video Views: January 13, 2018.
- Some of his older videos frequently featured content from the video game, FIFA.
- He gets an average of over 1 million views per video.
- He frequently features his brother JJ (KSI) and parents in his YouTube 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 because Deji doesn't do gaming anymore.